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New technology or not, 5 years of experience means 5 years of experience.
hjk10135672y@rantsauce bullshit I've seen huge differences between 5 years of experience and 5 years of experience in our candidate screenings. Some are line workers close to one trick ponies for 5 years and some are all over the place.
The the tests should not be biased to the specific technology though unless it is so specialized that it will take to long to get up to speed.
The written exams given to me were not technology-biased. There's abstract reasoning, reading comprehension and a bunch of programming problems I need to solve and I get to choose which language to use. And I also played Human Resource Machine, which was very entertaining and right when I got home, I downloaded it immediately.
Then on the panel interview we talked about my previous job, experiences, etc. We also talked about technical topics, sure, but not something with a specific technology.
Then on the final interview, they said that they couldn't afford training trainee/junior employees which they said that it was my current level.
5 yrs experience and they said my current level was only junior.
@jurion There were no specific technology mentioned on the job description. And I already submitted my resume online before confirming my attendance for the screening.