“Entry level position must have experience in.. ” Yes, I see lots of job openings like this. Entry level no longer means no experience necessary, it means the pay is low. As you can see in this ad, the position is advertised as “entry level”. Usually this means “little to no experience necessary because they won’t pay much but you can learn”. Looks like this position requires a bit of knowledge and experience with coding. It seems “entry level” now means that much experience is required and you will be paid peanuts anyway.
While I do not have experience in those coding languages, I do have the skill set to learn quickly and do a great job. However because of my experience level in general, I cannot fathom working for peanuts, especially once I have the knowledge. Some companies will pay for employees to take courses and improve their skills. As I have much experience but not what is asked for this position, I would welcome the opportunity to learn a new skill and gain the experience in a working capacity. Because of my other valuable knowledge, it can’t be at entry level wages. Hence paying me at an experienced salary would be like paying for courses for entry level employees to improve. Experience and knowledge are valued less and less.
The new employer mantra: “Be experienced and be glad we are hiring you.” They also say “you get what you pay for.”
I’ve redacted much info in the image to remove the hiring company’s info, but if you are in radio you will likely figure out who they are. But keep in mind this is not a commentary on the hiring company (while I have not worked for them, my understanding is they are a good company to work for)… It is simply an example of my observation of many job descriptions I have seen on the job hunt.