Higher Level Openings Far More Numerous than Entry Level?
This came out of a conversation I often have with Frank (AKA boyfriend/Mister Fart), as he's always on the hunt for a more secure job. It seems like in the creative industries (he's in games) there are ALWAYS a proportionately high number of higher level Senior/Director positions compared to entry/lower level positions. He's noticed this over the past few years, and as I'm getting my feet wet in the world of design, I've noticed it too. I'm nowhere near ready to apply for a job yet, but I do like to see what's out there and what they want so that I can prepare myself well before graduation comes.
It seems logical that a company would just promote people up the ladder, filling some of those higher positions before they spend much (if any) time being posted. Even so, I know from Frank's experience that some companies have policies about not hiring internally. I've theorized that this could be because of how competitive everything has become and companies don't just want to hire from within but want to find the best. It just seems like there is always senior positions and never junior ones.
Have you guys noticed this? If so, any theories?
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