said by Oedipus: said by TheMG:
as such employers will often be looking for a hefty amount of experience rather than just credentials.
And thank god for that because "IT credentials" don't mean squat.
Yeah. A place where I had a summer job several years ago (as an electronics technologist) hired a new head for their IT department. They made the mistake of hiring a guy that had all sorts of credentials, but virtually no relevant experience.
Hell, the guy didn't even know how to use active directory! And he is supposed to manage a Windows domain?!?!?
Sad thing is they could have promoted one of their own technicians to the job of head administrator. The guy had several years of experience doing this kind of work and really knew what he was doing, but had none of the credentials/certificates.
Yay for completely clueless HR department!