I came across this question: How can I overcome "years of experience" requirements when applying to positions?
Last week one fat MNC (a big Multinational Company like amazon, accenture, caterpillar, capegemini, Deloitte, ebay, etc.) interviewed me. 3-10 was the expected experience. I had 33 months exp. Out of so many (older) candidates, very few candidates including me successfully impressed the technical personnel.
Few days later a HR person called my phone and offered me a shocking package. It was just a 5% hike from my current salary.
This is what she said:
We are happy with your performance during the interview. However your experience falls under 2-3 years category. Hence, we can NOT offer you more than XXX salary (which is about a 5% hike).
I was totally silenced by their response. Therefore I had to reject the offer.
FYI In my country 30-40% hike is very normal
I had been job hunting for 2 months and received a couple of decent offers from smaller companies. But this organization was one of my dream organizations, but I was shocked and embarrassed by their response.
My current company is also a fat MNC and you can't find many people whose skills surpass the experience.
So the questions are
Why don't employers want to hire skilled, yet young employees?
Why employers prefer "experienced old people" over "talented young"?