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    • From what i hear thats really common in the IT world. Businesses asking for 8 years of experience in a program thats only been out for 4 years.
      DumbPunk 12 jul
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    • So i tried to apply at target when they had this "summer job fair" thing going on and they wanted 3 fucking years of experience for a FUCKING CART RETRIEVER
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    • I personally hate the new atmosphere of hiring in jobs. As an example I’m a mechanic, looking for a job is frustrating especially right off the bat because these shops loose their 30+ year master tech then expect to hire another similarly experienced individual. In the past if your master tech
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    • Another example, buffalo wild wings requires you to be 18 instead of 16, and requires 3 years of fast food experience or better. EVERY SINGLE ONE in about 100 miles of my house is a shithole, worse than McDonald's.
      Boxhead98 11 jul
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    • I still apply to jobs that need a little bit more experience than what I have, but it drives me crazy when entry level jobs require 4+ years
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    • Fuckin boomers don’t know how hard shit is with online applications. They act like “oh yeah, just walk up and ask for a job, if you look presentable anyone would love to hire you!” No, they don’t. Everyone hires online, and without tons of work experience, education, most places won’t even bother.
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    • Alot of the time jobs make ridiculous requirements because they are going to hire and or promote from within but law forces them to make a job opening.
      oKRUPHIXo 12 jul
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    • I hate this because even most INTERNSHIPS that I apply to require 2 years of experience for my degree and I’m just here fresh out of college trying to enter my career field. Jesus Christ.
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    • In college, I was working opening shift at a gym, and closing shit at a Reflexology place. A gym member I got to know offered me a clerk/admin job at her Law Firm that required 2+ years experience. That chance she gave me paved way for my current career. So yeah, experience isn't always needed.
      PorkSword 12 jul
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    • It’s frustrating. All of the entry level jobs require 2 years of experience. Graphic design they want to hire on 2 years of experience with a degree for $13/hr. They hire stockers at aldi’s for $17. I’ve applied for 38 jobs and only one has been looked at in the past 3 months.
      skullpath 12 jul
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    • Creator of some Java extension or something. I forget what exactly, applied for a job, said they wanted 8 years of experience in the program, he said that was impossible. They asked why, he said he made it 3 years ago.
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    • I may be 19 year old in aviation but I had jam packed experience with my sales job, and pilot training. Yeah I only have 12 hours, but when you practice flying at the 4th busiest GA airport in the nation with broken brakes and a bent rudder, you get great experience quickly.
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    • I apply for jobs that require that experience and when they ask if I have it, I just say “no, but I’ll pick it up and be better than you in a month” and that kind of confidence has gotten me some good paying jobs.
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    • I've heard that the experience requirements are there just to scare away the weak people who think they're not good enough.
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    • Reminds me of Ark people asking for 30+ or like 70+ days i have 78 days and im fucking trash
      Tartrus 12 jul
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    • I tried applying for this job that I was literally perfect for. I was the ideal candidate with my experience. I get to the interview and the first question they ask is, " sry, we're required to ask this. Are you 18?" So I say, "Uh...no, I'm 17." "Oh, sorry :// maybe next year." I was so mad.
      Wysp 12 jul
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    • This was literally the last tweet I looked at on twitter. Come straight to iFunny and 2 features in and here it is again
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    • Literally saw a job on indeed where they wanted a masters, eight years of experience, and the starting pay was 13.50
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    • Internship is free labor. Fuck anyone who says otherwise.
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    • The word dude originated in the 1800s as an insult to men overly concerned with the latest fashion trends.
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    • I got a degree in something most people come out of high school and do. I also have combined experience of 3 1/2 years in this field. Guess who still doesn’t have a job. Me.
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    • You’re all missing the point. The job poster wants 4+ years of experience for something that has only existed for 1.5. Years. So it’s. Impossible. Job posters are stupid
      ryno441 13 jul
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    • I agree, like Hooters has this dumb 18+ policy smh my head
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    • Good rule of thumb: apply for the job anyway. The worst that could happen is they say no
      Royal1969 12 jul
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    • Thats when you apply and put i created it under experience
      pyrof1re 13 jul
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    • And then they want to pay you minimum wage because its “entry level”
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    • The software world kinda sucks with this, but depending on the roll, just apply. You dont need to meet every requirement as long ad you explain you're willing to learn. Ex: 2-3 exp in a language, but you only have 0-1. Go for it if you meet at least 1/2 or 3/4 of the others
      tweh 12 jul
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    • When I was in the army they held a job fair for the soldiers to apply for work. The following months drill leadership organized a wellness brief and found out not 1 soldier was hired at any of the businesses.
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    • Dude can't even work for his own work???😂
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    • Guys! I got my first job the other day and it’s actually a cool job that I’m actually interested in. If I go into the field that I want to go into, it’ll be way better than any normal first job. Just wanted to share my good news!
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    • I had 0 years of experience got hired for a job that was asking 3-5 years. Just git Gud
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    • You it’s just some job recruiter that doesn’t understand the actual job making it? Just apply
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    • My goal in life is to make at least $20 an hour. That's a lot where I'm from.
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    • Alright so your application tor McDonalds is looking pretty good your only 16 but we can work with you. I did notice that you left the previous experience blank could you give at least 3 years of experience before we seal the deal.
      KSIN2000_ 14 jul
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    • Go to college. Get a degree in STEM field, especially Engineering. Boom. $$$$$$$
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    • "Entry-level" positions requiring 5 years experience in that line of work
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    • I think its because the people that run the show dont realize what their employees do. Take a fast food chain or store for instance non of the store or food chains hirer ups have even worked as a employee. I use to work in a lab and I'm 90% sure our boss dint know what a beaker was.
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    • Im a diesel mechanic that got lucky with my first job, got laid off after 2 years and went a year without work because i didnt have enough experience. Finally lowered my standards and took a job through a temp agency for 3 years until i had enough experience that shops would consider me. I now 1/?
      beavernip 12 jul
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    • Just apply anyways.
      Rad_Chad 12 jul
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    • I'm volunteer for a small local charity as a director. I'm in charge of everything IT and the business's entire online presence with an A+ certification. I applied for a leadership role for a mindless job, but it involved making sure everyone's phones were connected to the software.
      TL11 13 jul
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    • Every job I've ever had. I've lied my ass off on experience. All they care about is if you say you have it. Now I'm not saying go be a surgeon. But if it's a job you think you can pick up in a month. Most jobs won't even notice. Just lie. If they ask for creds tell them you'll have them later.
      ohhelyes 13 jul
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    • People don't realize that you get those 2-4 years of experience in internships, that generally only have "you've taken a course on this" as a requirement. I'm being offered a position that generally has 5 years of engineering experience as a requirement right out of college because I've interned
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    • In miami a Batchelor in finance gets you a whopping 38k a yr. Unless you have 60 years of experience then you get 100k+
      MikeMr305 12 jul
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    • Some bullshit I had to go through was getting rejected one after another for 'entry' level jobs for being inexperienced. I finally got a job but it took way longer than it should have
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    • Don’t be discouraged by the “requirements.” I’m a recruiter and I guarantee that those are just ideal for the company, by no means do you need to have all of the “requirements”
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    • Why do most job require you to be 18 now days. I have been trying to do something other than fast food but that seems to be the only type of jobs that hire people below 18.
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    • I remember when I was looking for my first job my mom and grandparents were trying to give me advice like "go in and check often, make sure they know you and ask to talk to the manager" let's just say it took me a lot longer than it should have to find a job which was when I started asking-
      Myrkul 12 jul
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    • That’s what happens when you have non engineer fucks in charge of engineers. Also happens when you have shit engineering talent
      Tech64 13 jul
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    • Sorry I don’t speak nerd
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    • This is what internships are about. You lose your summer to work for free and get experience.
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    • The years of experience can be really dumb, but it is not expected for an applicant to meet every suggestion on the job post
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    • if the job is entry-level, expect to hire a blank slate, maybe require some education if needed. If it’s not entry level, go ahead and require experience but pay accordingly.
      aaronias 14 jul
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    • I’ve had that happen numerous times when trying to find a PCA job. I would get a call back, phone screen, and sometimes an interview then not be wanted anymore due to not having 2 clinical semesters but I’m going into in about 4 months. It’s so discouraging
      Gnatalie 13 jul
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    • Damn kids with no experience.
      DeviI 12 jul
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    • I have 11 years of experience on going to school and I can't find the right time to go to sleep yet
      Florean 12 jul
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    • This’ll probably get lost but I’m new to learning JavaScript and working on a small project which is driving me crazy. Anybody think they can help me out in DMs?
      notbait 14 jul
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    • Walking into a place for a dishwasher job. Wish me luck.
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    • I’ve worked in the IT field, and I can testify that one of my old managers would do it on purpose. Anyone stating 8+yrs of experience on a program made 3 years ago or in some cases last year was either lying or clearly undereducated in the subject. Either way if you didn’t catch it you weren’t hird
      ArowdyBoy 13 jul
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    • Im applying for entry level jobs right. One said need 8+ years of experience i wanted to email them so badly to let them know that THAT LITERALLY IS THE OPPOSITE OF ENTRY LEVEL.
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    • MrManaMrM 12 jul
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    • I’ve worked with idiots who’d been there for 6 years and I’d end up being the newbie doing 4 jobs at once. Just because someone’s new doesn’t mean they can’t preform tasks and just because someone’s done it for a few years doesn’t always mean they know what the fuck it is they’re doing.
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    • I remember seeing a place that wanted 3 years experience as a forklift driver. People really acting like "if you don't make enough find a better job. If you can't you're just not working hard enough" is a valid thought process.
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    • Reminds me of a job listing that wanted 5 years experience in Swift back in 2017, when Swift had only existed for like 3 years
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    • I think your best bet on getting started in the job world is to pick a career you want and work in that field. Start small though, like volunteer for related events in your local community and apply for small mom and pop shops, like what I did when I wanted to be a cook. That got my foot in the door
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    • Was searching for jobs in KY a few months ago and came across a job listing that required a masters degree and paid 25k a year. So yeah... that “liberal arts degree” shit you 15 year olds never shut up about on here is retarded. Try living in the real world.
      Biggy 12 jul
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    • I had a problem with this wording too but if you look at it differently it makes better sense - years of experience just means working with said thing, not necessarily with a company. I'm in school for game design, so I'm not with a company, but I'm getting experience in this field just by ---
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    • Just apply anyways. Every career type job I have ever applied for asked for 2+ years of experience. I got 2 different jobs with absolutely no experience. It’s all about how you present yourself. Fake your confidence so much that they believe it.
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    • I know sometimes the years of experience means a familiarity or schooling for a job, at least in the machining world. Though my issue is the ridiculous hours they want. "You work 50 hours this week? Come in Saturday, it's mandatory." They fucking said extra hours are voluntary.
      noon_HOSS 12 jul
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    • Trying to find a job is so fucking scary I quality for literally none
      EdgeRuko 12 jul
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    • I apply regardless, and actually gotten hired for a couple. Just gotta do great in the interview
      Phazon_ 12 jul
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    • I have been playing a game for years still have no idea what im doing
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    • You should apply anyway just cause they say it's required doesn't mean it is. They are just trying to weed out the unconfident individuals.
      Zomon9 15 jul
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    • There shouldn’t be a minimum years required for certain programs in case people develop bad habits while using them
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    • Unlike the rest of you idiots, I have a $12 an hour job that before COVID I got to choose my hours, and I own a foodstand that is capable of making ~$20,000 a weekend. I’m 15, get to work.
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    • Y'all salty. Just get a job. It ain't hard.
      gagagooo 13 jul
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    • experience is not job experience. you can bs that so easy.
      yupperss 13 jul
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    • You guys are missing the point .... Reason is insurance .... Hiring younger people increases insurance by 25-45% rather then hiring middle aged which comes at a cheaper price... Also older folks I think the prices drop down to 5% if the person is 55 or 60 years
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    • Maybe look for entry level jobs in positions that will always exist. I’m training for a job that’s going to pay for my training for my CDL. You have to work smarter not harder.
      _Kyot0_ 12 jul
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    • Wow seeing things like this makes me shrug🤷 I can’t believe we live in a world like this 🤦 I can’t believe we live in a society 🤡
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    • Thats when you email the company and take a little word called initiative. You really think if you emailed them that you had created the damn thing and had proof they wouldnt hire you? JFC no its " ive come across an unexpected incident and just like a zombie bite ive now been infected w victimism"
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    • My hobby is applying for jobs I’m not qualified for
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    • That's for dumbass college tards
      I1G6L7o0 12 jul
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    • Anyone familiar with EatStreet? I just got a job at HQ its amazing
      PushaMan 12 jul
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    • Then create something else and stop whining on Twitter.
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    • Maybe you should stop being lazy pieces of shit and get the required amount of experience
      gemini90 12 jul
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    • Weaklings, move freight in the trucking industry, I never went to college and got the job fresh outta high school, it’s slow now but some of my co workers make 20k+ a week
      youthful 12 jul
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    • i have 1.5 years of experience with windows servers/active directory and still have no clue what the fuck im doing
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    • world ran by monkeys and apes who dont bother to give you the time of day to think rationally
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    • Just apply worst they can say is no
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    • The company I work for purposefully hires recent college grads because they haven't been poisoned by stuffy corporate software jobs yet.
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    • A lot of that stuff is just to weed out people without the drive. They are hoping that you will apply anyways and wow them with how passionate and determined you are about the job. It’s not like it hurts to apply if they don’t even respond what are you really out. It’s not like it cost to apply.
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    • I got a job with a 20% pay increase during a pandemic.
      Obama 14 jul
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    • APPLY ANYWAYS! I JUST LANDED A 6 FIGURE JOB WITH WAY LESS “years of experience” SEND THAT RESUME REGARDLESS
      ewelty 14 jul
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    • THANK YOU!
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    • Daily reminder college is a huge scam and these piss poor jobs are all that comes from them. If you're not in law, buisness or something medical related all you get from going into debt is the ability to file an application for a job that pays $17 an hour tops.
      RacistCat 14 jul
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    • You really just gotta put that length of time down next to that experience
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