Why ’15 Years of Experience’ is a Big Scam

‘I applied at 18 different jobs in banks, but they all ask for 2+ years of experience. How the hell I can assure them that I have all what it takes to be for what I am applying for.’ <– Told a friend of mine, who was seeking for a job without any prior experience in bank industry.

What I want to say is this:

Many many times young people do not do something because they assume that, this work can only done by people with ‘15 years of experience‘ and newbie like us are not able to do it at all.

They unfollow their heart because of the initial hurdles which come in their way. Worse is that, we keep doing this. Even in our 70s.

I can not do this. <– Please make sure to say this after trying at least for 3 times with 3 different approaches.

15 Years of Experience is a tag, to keep creative people away and they do this to protect their jobs.

I think I have made my point, and it doesn’t need more words.

The idea of the post came into my mind, when I learned that my 24 old friend Bilal wants to design cars in next few years. He has no experience in designing cars, but he surely knows his passion “design.” Thankfully he is also helping us with the logo of Hometown, and I am amazed at what he has done so far.

This is probably the first time, he is doing and getting on his way to design cars. Incredible.

In the picture below is Max Wolff, the head designer for (Ford’s car) Lincoln, said, “Our goal is to make Lincoln look like nothing else that’s out there.”

The Ford guys knew that this 38 years guy will bring something which 58 can not.

I wish the very very best luck to my friend Bilal, who wants to do this before his 30 and to everyone of you who is not afraid of the tag ’15 years of experience’

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LIFE IN A DAY + 5 Tweets to Lighten Your Weekend

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Yesterday morning I spent 90 minutes watching this film, Life In A Day. My friend Sidra, pointed this to me. It is a user generated featured film, shot on July 24, 2010 by hundreds of people from all over the world.

The movie contain best of those shots, representing life which is similar every where in different scenario.

You can watch it free on YouTube, just click on the screenshot below or here. I really hope you too would enjoy watching the movie.

You sense it right, we are getting back at blogging.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

I Am Afraid, I Shall Look Dumb

That’s how we feel when we are unsure of our answer or comment about the ongoing topic.

Teacher asks class to raise hands if you have something to say, and you become uncomfortable. And then you keep your mouth shut because you’re afraid you might get it really wrong and everyone will know you’re dumb.

Though it didn’t happen with me as much during school days.

But it is happening now some time.

Few days back I was thinking about writing my insight on possible changes in Facebook at f8 conference.

At one moment I thought to pen my thoughts. I rejected it, because I was afraid I will feel dumb.

Now I really feel being stupid about that. I should have done so, I would have learn more, even if I were wrong.

But lesson learned.

Now when I am writing this post, I am having same kind of  feelings, because a lot has already been said and written about this phenomena. But now I know, I will be real dumb, if I’ll not write it.

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