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How job hunting feels sometimes:

"We're looking for someone [describes exactly you]
AND you also need a MASTERS degree in [some completely unrelated field] in order to apply."

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@MutoShack I've seen these kinds of postings too.
HR and/or mgmnt have no clue.
You don't want to work there anyhow! :-)


Read between the lines. What they actually say is this:

"We don't really need *anyone*, but *if* you happen to have a very high degree or a huge work experience *and* are desperate enough to work for food, *then* we'll find a shitty job for ya."

The saying, If you need to ask — you can't afford it, is better applicable here: if you need to ask — you've nothing to offer. An opinion.

@amiloradovsky @MutoShack in my experience the education requirements are not requirements. It's only relevant if the applicant is fresh out of school.

Or they require a year, three, or five plus years experience of working on exact same position. Even if they mention neither, they still will simply reject candidates without a full degree or equally large industrial experience.
All I said above, about the hiring process and IT in general holds true.

@loke @MutoShack
Of course one might argue that IT nowadays is like medicine or civil engineering — it's unthinkable to hire random people for the job. But my point is that it wasn't so just recently — less than one generation ago — and that wasn't necessarily a bad thing.

@loke @MutoShack

Practically, it now boils down to one of the two (not mutually exclusive) options:

- continue polishing and spamming with the resume — 30+ tries may give a hope

- look at what they want (Web, mobile, MS, etc.) and just learn something of that

WRT the latter, it shouldn't really be that difficult (even if not very interesting either), if one already has a deep understanding of the general theory. — What the theory is for? To quickly orient oneself in the industrial shit, no?