BlogBreak contributor Gary Wheeler discusses the frustrations of employers telling job seekers that “industry experience” is required, even for entry-level jobs:
A friend of mine asked the manager of sandwich shop if he had any openings. The manager replied, “Do you have sandwich making experience?” He told the manager that he makes a great tuna salad sandwich! What in the world?!
What happened to bringing a different perspective to the company to broaden the company’s perspective? I know that there are a lot of people out of work, recruiters are getting bombarded and this is a way to weed out the masses but this is almost incestuous.
Is it that companies don’t have the leisure for people to get up to speed in their industry or that people will find it too difficult to learn their business or they are too lazy or it takes too much time to find out what the skills and talents that an individual may bring to the table that grew up in another industry? I tend to