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Someone Says Employing People Based On Their Skills Is Bad, So People Start Posting Hilarious Examples Of Such Employees
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Someone Says Employing People Based On Their Skills Is Bad, So People Start Posting Hilarious Examples Of Such Employees

Billionaire founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, is one of the most successful college dropouts of all time – but his lack of a diploma didn’t mean he had a lack of work skills. No matter what route you take, most people agree that the best, brightest and most skilled deserved to be hired. Take for example the artist Davian Chester who drew a Junteeth illustration for Google that went viral. The artist was hired by the company for his talent and not for his work experience.

Well, one social media user thinks that hiring people for entry-level jobs based on their skills is not a fair way to run the labor market. Their controversial tweet has spread across different platforms and ignited some entertaining responses about inclusivity and employment etiquette.

Someone tweeted out a controversial view on what skills should be required to get hired

The tweet sparked a lively debate across the internet

Some people saw his perspective and partially-agreed with his point

An issue that many college graduates or anyone applying for jobs find is the level of experience listed. Recruitment search group TalentWorks analyzed a random sample of almost 100,000 jobs and found that 61pc of all full-time ‘entry-level’ simple jobs require more than three years of experience. So how does someone with “no experience” get hired then? According to The Muse, this strategy is used to narrow the pool of applicants. “You’d be surprised to learn what can qualify as “relevant experience,” says contributor Lily Zhang, adding to focus on transferable skills, and clearly state your “ability to contribute directly.” Former agency recruiter and an HR manager Jaclyn Westlake writes: “If you meet at least 80% of the requirements listed in a particular posting, don’t overthink it—just apply.”

While others completely disagreed

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Thomas brennan
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I dont know which is stupidest, the tweet or the fact that there is an article on the tweet..or maybe the fact that I am commenting on the stupid tweet article...

Wazz
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Seems like no one understands what a troll is.

Frozengeckolover
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hate to say this, but OP is probably not trolling. I have actually met people like that.

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Troux
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This reeks of entitlement. Yes, most companies want someone who can perform the job right off the bat, thus require experience, just as we all prefer to go into a store and talk to the more experienced attendant/clerk. However there are plenty of entry-level jobs which are willing to train, but they come with entry-level salaries and you have to accept that. The first couple years of an entry level job are the chance for 'equal opportunity', when you will demonstrate what kind of employee you will be.

Frozengeckolover
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes. And you can always find non-profit organizations, churches and community centers who will let you volunteer a few hours a week to get experience and training for various positions. Sometimes you have to take a less desirable job in the meantime, just to pay the bills. Also, a lot of businesses do let you prove your skills with a test or trial period, but you have to ask. They don't advertise it because it would get chaotic if they did that for every applicant. I got a job as an office manager because I was helping a district manager (who was a friend) file papers and do data entry in my spare time. I was hoping to get some verifiable experience for a secretary position. The office manager at the company quit unexpectedly and my friend recommended me for the position. The owner let me come in for a trial period (one day, four hours). He hired me on the spot.

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Thomas brennan
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I dont know which is stupidest, the tweet or the fact that there is an article on the tweet..or maybe the fact that I am commenting on the stupid tweet article...

Wazz
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Seems like no one understands what a troll is.

Frozengeckolover
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hate to say this, but OP is probably not trolling. I have actually met people like that.

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Troux
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This reeks of entitlement. Yes, most companies want someone who can perform the job right off the bat, thus require experience, just as we all prefer to go into a store and talk to the more experienced attendant/clerk. However there are plenty of entry-level jobs which are willing to train, but they come with entry-level salaries and you have to accept that. The first couple years of an entry level job are the chance for 'equal opportunity', when you will demonstrate what kind of employee you will be.

Frozengeckolover
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes. And you can always find non-profit organizations, churches and community centers who will let you volunteer a few hours a week to get experience and training for various positions. Sometimes you have to take a less desirable job in the meantime, just to pay the bills. Also, a lot of businesses do let you prove your skills with a test or trial period, but you have to ask. They don't advertise it because it would get chaotic if they did that for every applicant. I got a job as an office manager because I was helping a district manager (who was a friend) file papers and do data entry in my spare time. I was hoping to get some verifiable experience for a secretary position. The office manager at the company quit unexpectedly and my friend recommended me for the position. The owner let me come in for a trial period (one day, four hours). He hired me on the spot.

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