ASK DN: Would you hire someone that has less years experience than originally required?

over 9 years ago from , product designer at capital one

I've seen many positions out there that require more "years" of experience than I currently have.

Would you, for example, hire someone with 1-3 years experience for a "4-5 years experience" position?


  • Ryan TeuscherRyan Teuscher, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

    Maybe. Medium to large design teams sometimes have flexibility in hiring, and often don't put up job listings for all positions. If a great junior candidate applies for a senior design position, they aren't immediately turned away (unless the recruiter is told to strictly go by requirements).

    In my experience, it's always worth your time to submit an application. You may not get the role, but they may have something else that fits, or they may know of another co. looking for you (with your 1-3yrs experience).

    3 points
  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 9 years ago

    Yes, absolutely.

    I’d gladly take a risk on someone who has less experience on paper, but a great folio. I guess a big part of the answer lies with who’s trying to fill the position.

    2 points