… with 0-1 years of experience!
and people then say that they can’t find suitable human resources for their organizations!? (This ad was posted on a job board by a renowned organization in Pakistan.)
Anyone who is even remotely informed of PMP certification knows that PMP’s require atleast 5 years (4500+ hours) of experience just to appear for the exam!
Recently, i was reading an article about job responses from advertisements. (Apologies for not sharing the link, simply because i didn’t bookmark it and forgot where it resides). Basically, two types of people apply for jobs, those who apply at everything printed many times unaware of what the job would actually entail. These people are evident from those who show up at job interviews and then ask ‘what is this job about again?’. The second who would, maybe because of ego or because of self doubt, only apply for something they would be suitable for, have the experience and would be help them able to make an upward career move.
The second kind of person is the one you want to interview. The unfortunate reality is, because of how jobs are drafted and sent out, its the first kind of people who usually end up applying and being interviewed. All the while, hiring managers (and senior management) are complaining that there are no good people left in the industry to hire!
To sum it up, if you want to hire good people, advertise a job such that people you would want to hire apply! Not something so generic, with so many impossible combinations of knowledge, skills and certifications (read the subject post above!) that only 0.00001% of the workforce would even qualify! Now go and draft a job ad of someone you would actually want working for you, instead of that ‘ideal’ candidate you know doesn’t exist.