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10-22-2012, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by brian_griffin View Post
In my experience, (no pun intended) job positions with experience requirements are almost always intended to exclude woefully underqualified people from applying. Marginal (near-qualifiying) candidates will almost always be considered. More critical is what one accomplishes in an experience / tenure. I often prefer the work / talent of numerous colleagues with but a fraction of the experience of longer-tenured people.

Are you the female environmental engineer? In general, I believe USA demographics for engineers in general, and women in engineering in particular, make the next couple decades or so a "buyers market" as the baby boomers retire. (Also obviously the health care field.)
Ditto. That's also why many positions list the degree requirements 'or commensurate experience'.

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