How important is experience when you’re going after a job or landing a project?
Most employers ask that you have 3, 5, 7, 10 years of experience.
What if you only have 1 or 2 years? Should you still apply for the job?
According the book Rework (I’ll be sharing some interesting tid-bits from it) once someone has 6 months on the job they should have enough “experience” to understand what needs to be done.
After the 6 months, it’s not how much or how long they’ve worked that is important, but rather how good of a job they’re doing at it.
John has 10 years experience but he’s slow at his work and takes too many breaks.
Jen has a year of experience. She’s a real go-getter and works not just hard, but smart too.
Who do you want on your team?
What will it be?
Time in or Results out?