February 2013 TEN NewsletterFebruary 1st, 2013
Hi TEN Members,
Please see our editorial below on employer trends regarding education, experience and inexperience in hiring.
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EDITORIAL: Are Employers Looking for Education, Experience or Inexperience in Technical Candidates?
“Education is a lifelong experience. Experience is a lifelong education. Education plus experience equals expertise.” Michael Bugeja, journalist, author and educator
In this competitive, employer-emphatic job market, our technical candidates regularly express their concern regarding their experience and education, or lack of it.
Recent college graduates, and those recently certified, are afraid they will be turned down due to their lack of experience. On the other hand, our candidates with robust experience are concerned that they have not gone through a formal certification program or achieved an advanced degree.
While having formal education doesn’t hurt, if you have experience, without formal education, it is easier to seek certification or a degree after you land the job, rather than the other way around. This is worth remembering when you decide whether to spend a lot of energy and money, obtaining as many certifications as possible. Many employers favor certified candidates with limited experience as an advantage for training and molding purposes. Candidates with limited experience can grow with their business. Salary ranges and benefit packages are more flexible with limited experience candidates, whereas, candidates with degrees or certification may expect higher salaries and benefit packages.
Further, according to EmploymentDigest.com, “some people have become professional students, furthering their education, hoping that it will lead to bigger and better jobs. However, it is being shown that aside from recent graduates, education takes a backseat to professional experience.”
CNN’s New Career Landscape reports that, “it’s easier for a company to train employees on technical skills versus core competencies.” Further, CNN advises, “if an applicant lacks experience, his [or hers] résumé should highlight examples of professional skills”.
According to 96 percent of employers surveyed by Harvard lecturer and author, Paul Stoltz, an inexperienced job applicant with passion, commitment and a willingness to learn is more likely to be hired than someone offering the opposite.
Glassdoor.com reports that, “you may be surprised to know that your lack of experience has the potential of being your greatest advantage.” Glassdoor.com cites four advantages of being inexperienced:
You are moldable
You are excited
You pitch in
You are a bargain
“The bottom line is”, they say “don’t be afraid to apply for a position you have a real interest in just because you lack experience. You may just be the person they’re looking for.”
John Jeltema, Founder and CEO of eNamix, “regardless of whether an applicant has more experience, is technically certified or has a higher college degree, the main thing is for the candidate to appear calm and confident, knowing that we will find the right fit.”
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