In fact, after analyzing a random sample of 95,363 jobs, we discovered that 61% of all full-time “entry-level” jobs require 3+ years of experience.
Based on our analysis, you can successfully apply to jobs if you’ve got ±2 years of the required experience.
How many jobs have you seen asking for 13 years of work experience?
It lets us pinpoint how much experience you’ll (officially) need to qualify for different levels of jobs:.
Level # Years of Experience % Jobs Qualified Entry-Level ~3 years 75% Mid-Level ~5 years 77% Senior-Level ~8 years 72%.
Put another way, if you’ve got 3+ years of experience, you’ll qualify for 75% of entry-level jobs.
3 is the magic number here: below 3 years of experience, you don’t (officially) qualify for most entry-level jobs; above 3 years of experience, you do. »