Skip to main content
4 answers
4
Asked 504 views

How long have you been doing your job? How much experience did you need to get your job?

#job #questions

+25 Karma if successful
From: You
To: Friend
Subject: Career question for you

4

4 answers


1
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Tiffany’s Answer

Great question, Junwei!

I'm currently a Senior Business Analyst for Salesforce. I started as a Business Analyst 6 years ago, though I started my career as a Data Analyst.

When I was hired as a Data Analyst my experience was mainly in customer service, but with a degree that was heavy in technology and spreadsheets. Even though I had little "real world experience" my customer service experience and love an enthusiasm for what I did landed me my first career.

After being a Data Analyst for 3 years I was ready for a new challenge and did some job shadowing of other positions at the company I worked for. That's how I found my passion for Salesforce work. Again, I didn't have a lot of direct work with Salesforce or being a Business Analyst, but my logical and people skills made me a good fit for the role.

If you learn anything from my journey, know that any experience can be valuable in a multitude of ways and where your goals start and where you're going may change along the way!
1
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Francisco’s Answer

Hi Junwei,

This is an interesting question. Personally I've been almost 4 years at my job, which is my first job out of college, and the experience I needed to get it was mainly my internships with other companies during my undergraduate studies and some on-campus jobs I had as a teaching and research assistant. Some other experience which was relevant was my large involvement in student organizations which were key to develop my soft skills and leadership skills.

Hope this answers your question
0
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Sachin’s Answer

I have been doing my current job for 4 months, however I brought in 17 years of experience. My current job asked for 7 years experience in supply chain with specific specializations. I switched industries after doing Oil & Gas for 17 years and had zero knowledge in my current industry. However I got hired for the relevancy and type of experience I had.

This is a great question - the experience you need for a job posted in several job advertisements is incorrect or wrong. For example you would see many jobs for people right out of college/school that would need 2-3 year experience. So if your focus is to get a job right out of school/college I would suggest focusing on the skills vs experience. While in school try to get relevant internships other job experience gaining opportunities.

Many time the hiring managers make decisions based on skills, type of experience (relevancy) and potential of the candidate. Rarely would number of years be THE decision making criteria.

I would also suggest here that if you meet 70% of the requirements in the job advertisement then go ahead and apply for the role. There is no job posting where someone would meet 100% of the requirements.
0
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

James Constantine’s Answer

Hello Junwei,

How long have you been doing your job? How much experience did you need to get your job?

I was in grade 11 in 1972 doing physics class when the teacher showed us how to program the giant PDP-10 computer at Queensland University. I have been learning programming ever since.

I have been a dietitian for 35 years since 1988. I have had to train for 5 years to be accepted. The first three years was for a bachelor of science in biological chemistry, followed by two years of a postgraduate diploma in nutrition and dietetics.

In 1994 I combined the two talents and started authoring nutrition education platforms. I saw patients by day and programmed at night writing software.

Top 3 Authoritative Sources Used:

IEEE Xplore: IEEE Xplore is a digital library providing access to high-quality technical \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

God Bless You,
JC.
0