Job hunting can be a challenging process for a lot of people – no matter what their experience level is. Some are struggling with lack of experience and some might be considered over-qualified for the jobs they’re applying for. Recruiters and hiring managers can afford to be very selective about which candidates they choose, if there are a lot of people with similar experience looking for work. A lot of points which you might not take into consideration are sometimes a huge issue for the recruiters.

Let us dig down for the main advantages and disadvantages that highly experienced people can encounter while searching for a new job.

  • A lot of experience means high salary!

You have worked so hard in the past years, and your resume is now full of achievements. On one hand, this is great, but often, the more experienced you are, the harder it is to find a job. There are less jobs, more competition and sometimes employers prefer to hire someone (on a lower salary!) for whom the role would be a step up and where they can develop in a role.

Of course, that’s not always the case – a lot of employers would still prefer to pay more to hire someone experienced for the job, especially when there is a lot at stake.

  • Old fashioned social networking style

This is one of the major challenges some older job seekers may face. Everything is online these days; job search methods have changed and the changes might be hard for older employees to deal with. A lot of recruiters these days check the social media profiles of employees as it can give them more information about the prospective employee.

If you are still attached to the old-fashioned networking style, it might be time for you to start to be active on social media – whether it is using LinkedIn actively or posting your resume on one of the job websites.

  • Long experience means long commitment

When you hire a mature experienced employee, they will typically have a true commitment to their work, which you may struggle to find these days with fresh graduates, because most of them are not as patient as more mature employees.

Someone without much experience might be fazed about issues that come up at work, but someone with experience will have a wiser perspective to deal with this kind of struggles.

  • High experience means less training

Training the employees sometimes takes a lot of time and money as well, so when you choose a mature experienced employee, then be sure that you will not need a lot of training.

You will not struggle with highly experienced employees in terms of basic training for the job, but they might not be quite as up to date with any new digital tools/apps etc.

About the author:

Aya Silawi, an employee in JobLang Company. Holding a position of a content writer in She offers essays assistance to a wide range of clients both locally and internationally. Visit their blog  to learn more.




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