I just came across a job which require the following:
- Degree in IT related discipline;
- 2 - 6 years application development experience in COBOL/VSAM, CICS
- IBM Main frame, Database
- Knowledge of DB2 is a plus
- Good commuication skill
As for myself, I have 2 years experience in plain COBOL (without VSAM, CICS). We don't use IBM main frame, we use another brand (VAX). Of course we use Oracle so I don't know DB2.
Are there situations in which an employer would accept a candidate who fits all of their descriptions, or would the employer consider hiring someone who knows something and decide to let the senior teach him/her?