Junior Medior Senior?

There are many doubts about the differences between Junior, Medior and Senior. Not only with employees, but also with employers. Because what exactly is the moment that a Junior can call himself a Medior? And how much work experience do you need to consider yourself a Senior? In this article we explain everything you need to know about this topic. That way you get a good picture of your position on the labor market and of the steps you need to take to grow from Junior to Medior or from Medior to Senior.

The differences

On the labor market you often come across the terms Junior, Medior and Senior. They are listed in our vacancies, among other things. This terminology is used to give recruiters and employers a sense of a person’s knowledge, experience and skill level. In this way it is easier to estimate in which phase of a person’s career he is.

  • Junior is a title to indicate that someone is a starter on the labor market.
  • Medior is a title to indicate that someone has several years of work experience and has the right skills to perform his profession properly.
  • Senior is a title that is often abbreviated as sr. and is intended to indicate professionals with extensive work experience and an in-depth understanding of the field.
  • Expert is a title to indicate that a certain in-depth expertise is needed

Experience level

It is generally assumed that the experience level of a Junior, Medior or Senior corresponds to the table below. Sometimes this may differ, but then this will be reflected in our vacancies.

Title Number of years of work experience
Juniors 0-2
Medior 2-5
Seniors +5