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Old 08-28-2016, 05:54 AM
 
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I saw this on a job posting:

Education BA/BS degree w/47+ years experience

MA/MS degree w/25+ years experience


I'm old. But probably not as old as required by the job.
Remember, us purple unicorns must fit the job description perfectly!
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:04 AM
 
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Ha! I guess it's good they were not looking for "attention to detail"! That HR rep will certainly get some flak for leaving out that dash..
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:21 AM
 
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Almost anyone who would fit that first description would have to be at least close to 70 years old!
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:28 AM
 
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it's a joke...doesn't anybody get it???
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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it's a joke...doesn't anybody get it???
But not far from the truth! I saw two postings on Indeed last week in which the employer stated the candidate must be over the age of 25. Indeed used to be a great site to look for jobs, but within the past year or so, it looks as if they have given the employer too many options to include on the posting and now it's just a confusing mess (things like preferred vs required, age range, zip range)
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Old 08-29-2016, 08:11 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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We have many jobs requiring 10 years experience, but I have seen some requiring 15 or 20. After a recent reorganization we have hired several new executive level people, and several look like they are in their late 60s. There are cases where experience is important, especially in establishing a new division/department.
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Old 09-03-2016, 10:12 PM
 
Location: 130 Miles East of Sacramento, CA
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We have many jobs requiring 10 years experience, but I have seen some requiring 15 or 20.
What kind of experience? Is it any kind of experience? Job postings that puts 5+ years of experience don't specify the kind of experience.
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Old 09-03-2016, 11:59 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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https://jobs.livecareer.com/l/stress...312d286ed076d8

Just a typo, folks.

BA/BS degree w/47+ years experience

MA/MS degree w/2-5+ years experience
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:20 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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What kind of experience? Is it any kind of experience? Job postings that puts 5+ years of experience don't specify the kind of experience.
Those were in engineering, senior and management positions. None of our jobs would require "any kind of experience", the requirements are for very specific experience.
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Old 09-06-2016, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'm sure that was another useless algorithm spitting out needless requirements.
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