Requisites Of A Job Market — Education Or Experience


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The common experience recruiters face is to choose a candidate with high academic credentials or one with years of experience in the field. As a recruiter, your job becomes easy if the candidate has both the best education and the most experience. However, that may not be the case every time.

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Requisites Of A Job Market — Education Or Experience

  1. 1. Requisites Of A Job Market — Education Or ExperienceMany a time, while choosing a candidate for a job you would have to make a choice between the tworequisites, education or experience. Here, you need to play your cards with caution, for your decision hasa lot of bearing on adding value to the position. If you choose the experienced person, you may have theadvantage of reducing the start-up time because on job experience enables the employee to adapt to thenew role and deliver the goods in quick time.However, all kinds of experience need not be relevant to the field advertised. Besides, experienced peoplesometimes come with rigid work practices which may not suit your culture. Selecting such employees canbe counterproductive. This will affect the other employees’ morale and eventually coordination andproductivity too.Therefore, consider the following while making your decision:Job requirementsConsider whether the job you advertise needs an experienced person. For instance, if the job needs aperson with a Master’s degree and more than 10 years’ experience and you have a candidate with fouryears’ experience, you had better look for a candidate with the required years of experience. This isbecause a Master’s degree cannot cover lack of experience. In case the position is at a junior level and thework is less complex, there is no point in choosing an experienced person.On the other hand, if the work is complex and you cannot afford learning time and training for your newhire, you cannot risk taking in an inexperienced person. Instead, you should choose the experiencedperson with relevant expertise, despite his lack of sufficient formal education.Educational qualificationsLike all experiences, all educational qualifications can never be relevant to your field. You need to considerwhether the degree or diploma your candidate holds is relevant to your area of work and whether it isfrom a reputed university. Consider the projects he has worked on during his study years. Thisexperience, if similar to your area of work, can enable him to quickly adjust to your work setting.In addition, check if the university has a well-structured alumni network. This may get you additionalresources, if needed.The company cultureThis is an important aspect because it will affect the survival of the incoming employee. Supposing yourworkforce has high educational qualifications and they value this fact, they may not adapt to colleaguewith low qualifications or this will affect team compatibility.Therefore, consider all aspects concerning the position you are hiring for before you make a final decision.The decision you make should get the right person to fit the position advertised and ensure that he ishappy and grows in the Company.Do share your thoughts on the same.To read more such articles, visit No.30, II Floor, Sarvasukhi Colony, West Marredpally, Secunderabad – 500 026 INDIA Telephone: 0091–40–27803080 & Fax: 0091–40–27716308 URL: Email: