This short notice by Steve Jones on sqlservercentral.com
drew my attention because, even though he talks about SQL, but in fact, this is
the exactly same question that I always pose to myself working with AX.
that there's no shortage of interviewers complaining about the lack
of qualified candidates for open positions. It seems to me that the
best thing you could do to get a better job is work through all the articles
and lots of forum posts from SQLServerCentral, complete all the exercises in
your favorite SQL Server book, and improve your skills so that you shine in an
interview. If most candidates are really that bad, it can't be that hard to
make yourself stand out with a little work.
seems few people do that. In fact, it seems that quite often we find people
that have 5 years of experience with SQL Server really have 2-4 months of
experience repeated 15-30 times. What's more disconcerting is that they don't
realize how much knowledge they lack.
provide some of the reasons why people think they're more experienced than they
are. They're expert beginners, and since they can accomplish the things they're
asked to do at their jobs, they think they're competent and become complacent.
They have success because they're not asked to do more, perhaps because their
employer only needs a small fraction of SQL Server knowledge to keep their
systems running along.
this is a hard trend to break. Employers don't want to pay you to learn skills
that aren't important to them, and they certainly don't want to pay you to
learn things that will move you to a new employer. However that doesn't mean
you should have the same attitude.
you should continue to expand your skills, grow your knowledge, and try new
techniques. The best people in all professions continually question their
current skills and techniques, looking for better ways to accomplish tasks.
It's good to use what you know works, have experience with, and ensure
stability in your systems, but always be prepared to evolve if you find
something that works better.
looking for ways to do better.
discussion may be of your interest too.