Clueless Recruiter Rejects Technical Writer With 8 Years of Experience For Being “Too Inexperienced”

Applying for jobs is tough; every entry-level position wants 3-5 years of experience, which makes the distinction of “entry-level” an oxymoron. Most career coaches will tell you to apply for jobs you’re inexperienced in anyways because, usually, the people writing the job ads set the bar higher than they need to in order to draw in more qualified applicants. Luckily, as time progresses in your career, you become overly qualified for those measly entry-level positions and begin to move up in the world. No longer are you wasting your time with job postings that require 3-5 years of experience; you’ve moved on to 5-7 years and 8-10 years. Unfortunately, not all recruiters understand the differences between qualified candidates years into their career and beginners, which can hurt both types of applicants. One Redditor shared her story of getting rejected from a technical writing job after what she thought was a great interview. When she inquired about why she got rejected, the recruiter said it was due to her inexperience. The kicker? She has worked as a technical writer for the past eight years.