I am from India and I have seen in most of the job offers, the experience required for experienced professionals are from 3 years to 5 years.
1) If an individual is having 2 years 11 months of experience and have to serve 2 months of notice period in his present company, then will that professional be able to appear for an 3 years experience interview (since at the time of joining, anyways 3 years will be completed including his notice period) ?
2) If somehow after adding up all the days, suppose an individuals experience is 2 years, 11 months and 15 days (suppose) at the time of joining an organization which hired professionals with 3 years of relevant experience, then will there be any issues at the time of joining?
It's a guide. People aren't going to say anything about being just short. As long as you can interview and do the job as a 3-5 year experienced person, you are good. Which means it should be 2 years of good experience.
Lets see.. I have been on the job for 2years 15 days, but for 3 months I did overtime of 3 hours per day, but for the next 5 months I played solitaire at work for an hour a day, then there was the time when my manager used to pull me in the stupid meetings, so I never got any work done, and.....
Experience in IT is about what you know and what you can do, not about how many days you parked your behind in a seat. Generally, when someone is looking for an experienced programmer, they are looking for someone who can code independently with some guidance from the TL/architect
My opinion is that you should apply to all jobs that you have at least 50% of the requirements. These questions about having 2 years 11 months instead of having 3 years are pretty unjustified , and this is why people here seem to make fun of them.
Having said that , there is still a catch: if you plan to quit your job in India , and go to some western country , and then start looking for jobs while paying rent out of your past savings... maybe it is better to wait until you have the exact requirements.
Other than this scenario , do not hesitate to apply for jobs that you do not fully qualify for.
Myke Enriq wrote:Having said that , there is still a catch: if you plan to quit your job in India , and go to some western country , and then start looking for jobs while paying rent out of your past savings... maybe it is better to wait until you have the exact requirements.
And even then, it wouldn't be a good idea. Quitting a job without another one in hand is quite risky!