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Skill and experience

nan sh
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Joined: Jan 05, 2001
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HI All,
In job ad., they sometimes asked for skills and sometimes asked for experience, is there any diffence?

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Raghav Mathur
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Joined: Jan 12, 2001
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this is to inform you that for any company the right skill sets are always associated with good amout of experience.
i hope you got the point .

nan sh
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Joined: Jan 05, 2001
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Hi Raghav and all,
May I ask what is good amount of experience, 3 months, 6 months or 2 years?
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John Coxey
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Joined: Oct 24, 2000
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The magical number (for experience) seems to be 3 years.
I saw this in the trucking industry 15 yrs ago. Personally, I feel it's a technique used by HR departments & headhunters to control the number of resume's they receive. If a company were to put "entry level" on their advertisement - they would be literally swamped with resume's.
If you know the subject and have done a project or two using the technology - then apply for the job. I usually ignore the "3 yrs of experience required" - unless the ad explicitly states "no junior or entry-level".
I feel if there is a senior level person on the project - you can be assured there are going to be a few junior level folks as well. Consequently, I go ahead and fire the outfit a resume. What the heck, the most they can do is chuck your resume into the trash bin. On the other hand, it might just generate a lead.
The Hewlett-Packard job I now have wanted 5 years of experience. But, I fired them a resume anyway. Guess what, I ended up scoring a great job.
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John Coxey

John Coxey
Evansville, Indiana, USA
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Joined: Jul 31, 2001
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Regarding skill and experience:
Out there in the real world -- believe me there are those who have been in the industry for many years, yet know not much.
The HR manage cannot tell the skilled from the unskilled; so they usually just rely on the X-years experience stuff as a barometer for competence. I think the best set of people who can gauge a persons skill and competence would be the tech people themselves (i.e. the project manager, the lead programmer, etc.)
What is worst is when a president of a company (who was never a programmer nor tech person) overrides the decision of his tech people -- regarding whom to hire. If I had my way, I'd axe these overpaid and feeble minded jokers.
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