So, you are searching for a job, and you came across job listings that look promising. ON each job description, there are some experience levels highlighted, and you do not understand how your level matches the requirements. Do not worry, JobsInGTA.com got you covered.
In general, there are three experience levels required by employers: entry, mid or senior-levels
You might have been working in a senior position in one company; it does not mean that you exclude other levels from your search. The main reason not to neglect job levels that you might consider your experience level is that every company has its unique way to design their hierarchy and assign job titles.
John Smith, manager at JobsInGTA, explains that in general entry-level jobs might require five years of experience and skill in specific functions. The essential requirement for entry-level positions is the ability to learn new skills and develop existing ones.
John continues, for mid-level jobs, employers are searching for leaders who can manage teams, understand the business process and budgets. On the other hand, senior-level positions focus more on the ability of the candidate to grow the company strategically.
In vocational jobs, experience levels might reflect something entirely different focusing on technical skills and supervision. In many general labour jobs, no experience is required in entry-level positions as the employer depends on on-the-job training. However, some jobs need some skill and mastering using tools. In such positions, the “know-how” is essential and some employers might offer paid training.
For you to ensure that you land a job with a higher level and a higher salary, you might consider elevating your experience level by:
- Make sure to finish vocational education program such as high school or enroll in a technical school.
- Search and apply for apprentice jobs.
- Pay attention to training opportunity and on-the-job training provided by your current employer.
- Do not shy away from opportunities to learn a new skill.