Years of Experience vs Skills

Posted almost 3 years ago

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One of the biggest challenges of working in the Tokyo recruitment market is navigating the ageism that exists. Ageism is often disguised in job descriptions as "required years of experience" or feedback such as "overqualified for the job..." etc.

This is something that Advisory Group has made it our mission to overcome ever since our inception.

This placement is the perfect example of matching a relevant candidate with a well qualified job opportunity, regardless of the years of experience. The process was extensive, with the client diving deep into the candidate's ability to do the job and giving the candidate ample opportunity to demonstrate their skills.

In the end, a successful placement was made. And the fact that the candidate is close to "retirement" age, for Advisory Group, is inconsequential. And for the client, they never once questioned the years of experience, it was always about the skills. As it should be.​

At Advisory Group we really do pride ourselves on the quality of our service, not just for clients, but for candidates, too. We are not going to waste your time with irrelevant CVs or irrelevant job descriptions. If you value quality over quantity - please come and give us a call today at 050-1741-0090 or contact us at we will be happy to support you in finding your next career via permanent, temporary, outsourcing, or contracting opportunities.