Years of experience do not guarantee competence!
Experience! An element badly evaluated in our society, overestimated and much too compensated.
Historically, under the seal of years of experience, large companies give higher wages, more vacations, benefits, taxable profits, in short, a nice range of benefits to reward the years of seniority.
However, all these benefits are granted regardless of the development, progression, performance, growth, and evolution of the person, and regardless of the contribution of knowledge, expertise, ideas, and results.
This means that two people with the same number of years of experience can be at a very different skill level!
Fortunately, more and more companies are placing less emphasis on experience and more on strengths, skills, performance and tangible results.
How to present your experiences to stand out
In business, you can grow as a manager or a technical expert. In both cases, your experiences should reflect a steady progression, a desire to move forward, learn, evolve and grow.
The same is true for entrepreneurs and self-employed people who should constantly evolve, grow their business and do multiple entrepreneurial projects.
If your 20 years of experience consists of 20 years of procrastinating and doing the same work for 7305 days, in the balance of experience, you have no more than the equivalent of 1 or 2 years of experience.
That is the average time needed to become functional in a job.
If, on the other hand, you have grown steadily and progressively over 20 years, by putting twice the efforts, now sitting on the IEEE committee, taking an executive position, growing your business or multiplying business projects, your experience weighs much more in the balance.
A wealth of experience that weighs in the balance
Companies have long rewarded loyalty, but with the opening of markets, the performance requirements force companies to adapt and encourage performance and results.