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Dear Company: STOP LYING, your entry level job doesn’t need experience

September 13, 2017

Dear Company: STOP LYING, your entry level job doesn’t need experience

Dear Company,

As I have been searching for a job, I have noticed more recently that many “entry level jobs” require 1-3 years of experience. To a point that it is excessive. However, I understand what you are trying to do. It’s not worth your time to wade through potential employees that have no idea what the job even is. We will call them, “highly unqualified candidates”. As I went through the process, I have found myself ignoring jobs that “require” 1-3 years of experience. It was not because I didn’t like the job, but because I felt as though I was not good enough to be considered for the position.

Stop acting like the “entry level” job will be filled by someone who is ready to do the job on day one. We all know that you’re going to go through an extensive training/educational course for this position. Don’t get me wrong, it is definitely a good thing to make sure your candidates have the general competency to do the required position, but make sure that you are being honest on your job posting.   

Sincerely,
Recent College Graduate

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