I'm sure I've written this before, but while I'm on the topic of interviewing, it bears repeating...
Do NOT confuse 1 year of experience repeated 5 times with 5 years of experience.
In the one, you have just been doing the same thing over and over, hopefully getting better at it, but not really growing. In the other, you are learning new things and growing, hopefully refining what you knew before based on what you are learning now, but at the very least, expanding the total area of what you know.
When a job ad says something like "5+ years experience" it is the latter, not the former, that they are seeking.
posted @ Tuesday, February 20, 2007 5:45 PM