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Old 09-19-2018, 07:12 PM
 
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I interviewed for a sales position a couple of months ago. Second interview was with one of the top execs. I did not impress him....never heard back ..not even a rejection letter. Fine. After speaking with him I was sure that I did not want the job. I mentally moved on.

A new job description for the exact position was recently posted. Now they want 5 years experience in that field (I did not have that, btw). And they want a Masters or “PHD” preferred” . I guess after talking to me they raised the bar...HIGHER. Lol! Seriously...I am not disappointed. Just amused! Anyone see a job description reposted with revised, higher qualifications?
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:18 PM
 
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I have, but normally not in an employee's market such as we have now.

If they are smart, they raised what they expect to pay massively.
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:40 PM
 
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PHD for a sales position? Good luck with that.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:34 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Paychological trick. A Higher degree is not helpful in sales, but they are trying to attract people that have such degrees and no job, who will feel like the degree is justified since the job requires it, as opposed to barista.
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:22 AM
 
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How do you know it was the same position, and not something in the same field for the same company?
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:54 AM
 
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How do you know it was the same position, and not something in the same field for the same company?
Same position and job description with the added tighter requirements. Pretty much verbatim.
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:24 AM
 
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Same position and job description with the added tighter requirements. Pretty much verbatim.
That doesn't answer my question. It could be for a different manager, it could be for a more senior position in the same role, etc.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Same position and job description with the added tighter requirements. Pretty much verbatim.
My company has that a lot for positions up and down the ladder in the same type of position...

They used to be more rigid but I think the hiring managers got fed up with hearing an HR rep say "You wanted 5-7 years of sales experience, and they had 4 years of sales experience (...and 3 years of field service experience, for example.)" I could be off on that, but I've heard a couple managers go to HR and say, "send me all the resumes."
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It's just the standard unicorn seeking.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:34 AM
 
Location: OHIO
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PHD preferred for sales? Geesh
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