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Too expereinced

Postby Stevew » 02 Jun 2011, 22:22

Guys

Just to see if you have this same issue on with these badges? (CP)

My mate that works the doors with me applied for a job with the company that i am a site supervisor.

I got him the application form and after filling it in i handed it in for him.

My manager is very a very close freind of mine so i thought that the chance of this guy getting in was very high however he has just received a letter telling him he is not suitable for the job.

My manager says it because of the badge he has??

The guy has 22 years expereince behind his belt and is the nicest guy you would ever meet.

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Re: Too expereinced

Postby Mattsmith1990 » 02 Jun 2011, 22:27

Could this be because he thinks if anything better pops up then he will just up and leave straight away? or blow off shifts to work elsewhere?
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Re: Too expereinced

Postby noise stopper » 02 Jun 2011, 22:32

SO the question is, can having too much experience limit your employment chances? The short answer is yes, employing someone who is well qualified in a role suitable for a new to the trade bod is problematic. The experienced chap unless he is very very casual about his life, will look for a better job, more suited to his qualifications. The new chap will stick around and build experience, so you have to weigh the possibilities of a longer term employee or someone who will stick around til something better comes along.
How long has your friend had his CP badge? The networking side usually means you go from job to job without too much of a delay once you are established.
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Re: Too expereinced

Postby Stevew » 02 Jun 2011, 22:43

The guy has had it a while and he has done some really good contracts up and down the country, however he is just looking to settle down now.

Hence him applying for my company.

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Re: Too expereinced

Postby noise stopper » 02 Jun 2011, 22:45

If he isnt doing so already suggest he puts that in his covering letters for applications, personnel managers love a good stability reason!
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Re: Too expereinced

Postby kurt » 03 Jun 2011, 16:40

Mate, I am the site supervisor on a large site and i insist on having the say when it come to who is on my team?

I thing you have a long struggle if your recomendation is not taken into account during recruitment and you have my sympathy.

Maybe the manager considers 2 experienced people on one site a threat to their job? Experience can be an advantage to the point when you are more experienced than the next level up.
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Re: Too expereinced

Postby Stevew » 03 Jun 2011, 20:53

Thanks guys.

going to see him tonight so i will say to him about putting that on his covering letters.

Luckily i have had the say in who is on my team (team of ten over two three stores)

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Re: Too expereinced

Postby hippy » 06 Jun 2011, 07:23

Your a site superviosr on a large site... What sort of site and what do you supervise? Is the cp badge relevant?

And yes, too experienced can be seen by employers as an issue... You go through the whole hiring process, which takes time and money, only to have said experienced new employee get offered something more in keeping with his experience and off he goes....

If your friend wishes to settle, then he needs to put that over.. Only he can do that..
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Re: Too expereinced

Postby dave_hedgehog » 06 Jun 2011, 18:58

Some managers won't hire highly experience or qualified staff as they think everyone is after they job or that they will show them up somewhere along the line.

It happens in every business some managers won't employ graduates some won't employ anyone older than them they are scared that they will lose an eliment of control you have over inexperienced younger staff.
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Re: Too expereinced

Postby Stevew » 06 Jun 2011, 19:54

hippy wrote:Your a site superviosr on a large site... What sort of site and what do you supervise? Is the cp badge relevant?

And yes, too experienced can be seen by employers as an issue... You go through the whole hiring process, which takes time and money, only to have said experienced new employee get offered something more in keeping with his experience and off he goes....

If your friend wishes to settle, then he needs to put that over.. Only he can do that..


I am in charge of two retail stores in a city centre, one of which has an office block above it, i am getting another store when it opens next month.

It is this store that i am hoping to get this guy in for.

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Re: Too expereinced

Postby hippy » 09 Jun 2011, 07:49

So, put yourself in your bosses shoes... Retail pays, what, 7-8 quid an hour? A bog standard RST pays 10...

If I was in his shoes I'd take some convincing too..
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Re: Too expereinced

Postby Stevew » 09 Jun 2011, 21:06

hippy wrote:So, put yourself in your bosses shoes... Retail pays, what, 7-8 quid an hour? A bog standard RST pays 10...

If I was in his shoes I'd take some convincing too..



See your point mate.

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