Does experience matter anymore?
Updated: May 24
Experience is often overlooked and disregarded in our society and in most western cultures of today. Not only experience in age, but also experience in the workplace.
Which is better, the more experienced versus the more educated employee? This has long been debated in many corporate boardrooms and HR departments over the decades. How many times have you heard of younger, newly graduated, employees taking the place of older and much more experienced managers or executives? To make matters worse, often the company expects the manager or executive to train their replacement, in a few short weeks or months, before they are replaced!
Experience, though, can never be taught. As any experienced professional in any industry can tell you, there are nuances, scenarios, situations, particular skill sets, etc., pertinent to any industry, that cannot be taught, they are gleaned over the years from experience only.
So, why are there so many very well known and respected professional designation organizations that require from no years to only a couple of years of professional experience to qualify for their designations? Their emphasis is mainly on passing their exams, while charging thousands of dollars. Little emphasis is based on experience.
Who would you pick to perform surgery on yourself or your loved ones... the newly graduated intern that has a couple of surgeries under their belt, or the surgeon that has successfully performed thousands of surgeries over the years?
Our designations require 7 years of experience for our, coveted, CMIP® designation; 5 years of experience for our CMIS™ designation, and 3 years for our CMIR™ designation.
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To our CMIP, CMIS, and CMIR Family, thank you for your commitment to excellence.
Thank you for all that you do!
Kevin Firth, President