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10-08-2020, 18:26   #1
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What do consider to be a Junior employee?

Just looking at a job advert for a Junior position but in the description it says

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Minimum 3 years hands on experience advantageous
So I'm a bit confused as to what they're looking for.

I would have thought a Junior position would require someone to have 1 or 2 years experience, not 3.
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10-08-2020, 18:47   #2
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Basically they are looking someone experienced who will happily take an entry level salary. Difficult market out there at the moment that i am even starting to apply with junior roles with years of experience. Still not getting any replies.
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They just likely don't want to pay for experience. Depending on the company and how the job market is for that role, can be worth applying to it and betting on yourself and trying to negotiate after probation is passed.
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Just looking at a job advert for a Junior position but in the description it says



So I'm a bit confused as to what they're looking for.

I would have thought a Junior position would require someone to have 1 or 2 years experience, not 3.
There's no standard whatsoever in the vast majority of the private sector. Many public sector roles will have very strict requirements (usually country wide) for 'time served' before attaining particular grades or levels.

Junior can mean absolutely no experience in one company or advertisement and can mean 10+ years experience in another; it really just depends.

The way I would read this particular advertisement is something like: if your CV is fairly bland and you have no experience you're likely not going to move forward for interview unless they're stuck; if your CV is fairly bland but you have a few years experience they're much more likely to consider you for interview; and if you have a really good CV but no experience they will also move you forward for interview.
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11-08-2020, 08:01   #5
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Just looking at a job advert for a Junior position but in the description it says



So I'm a bit confused as to what they're looking for.

I would have thought a Junior position would require someone to have 1 or 2 years experience, not 3.
Exact same happened during 2008-2012, so many of those entry level roles where no more than 1 years experience and a LC was needed suddenly demanded 3+ years experience and a Level 8 degree
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11-08-2020, 08:09   #6
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A junior manager could have 3 years hands-on experience in retail but only limited people-management experience.

Or someone could have data entry experience, but be junior in a specialisation like AP. Same for a software tester taking on a position as junior software engineer or junior business analyst.
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