Job postings ask for too many skills

L'Oréal referalplz
Jan 13 11 Comments

I have been looking for a job and for many postings I feel reluctant to apply because job requires too many skills. A person wouldn’t be able to learn those laundry list of skills in their lifetime. For example data related jobs asks for Sql, python, visulaization tools (tableau, powerbi), big data, apache spark, ssis, ssrs, cognos, aws, azure, machine learning, etc. The list goes on. Every job has some technlogies in the list that I don’t know. I have 7+ years of experience using sql. I have done bash scripting. I learned python and powerbi and I want to master those skills and learn new skills as required on job instead of keep leraning new tools and technologies that other job posting wouldn’t need. I feel so stressed and ovewhelmed with too many things to learn and stay focused. Any help or guidance is appreciated.

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  • Ironclad / Legal ⌐(ಠ۾ಠ)¬
    Just apply and see how far that gets you
    Jan 13 0
  • Microsoft / Eng :wqa!
    At this point, the skills required are a complete org rather than an individual.
    Jan 13 0
  • New / Data sese3832
    I feel you. Just like title inflation in corporates, there is skill inflation too.

    Now the question is, do they need someone who is an absolute ninja master in all the technologies (which is wishful on their part) or they want the candidate to be ninja in a core tech while having basic essential skillet in others.

    I think, the latter is conveniently achievable.
    Jan 13 0
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    Some job postings separate skills into Basic/must have and Preferred/would be good to have...
    Jan 13 3
    • L'Oréal referalplz
      OP
      Not all job postings have required and preferred list. Generally there is a requirement section where everything is listed as bullet point sentences. So, you can’t really tell which is required and preferred.
      Jan 13
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      Hence the use of the word "some" when referring to job postings
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  • SAP RrWs73
    Learn how to bluff your way through the interview and learn quickly once your hired
    Jan 13 2
    • L'Oréal referalplz
      OP
      Ya that’s my strategy but that bluffing doesn’t seem to be working when questions get too technical. Any tips or suggestions?
      Jan 13
    • SAP RrWs73
      Spend your nights and weekends working on side projects incorporating the desired skills
      Jan 13
  • If you meet at least half the requirements then apply. No one ever meets 100%, not really anyway. And if they say they do, then they're usually full of BS and get discovered when the interviewer does a deep dive on your resume.
    Jan 13 0

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