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I'm guessing that the years of experience in given tags is calculated based on the job history presented. For a variety of reasons, I haven't listed all the jobs I've had over the last few decades, but this means the calculation is incomplete.

It is false to say, for instance, that I only have 3 or 5 years of experience simply because I've only listed my most recent positions involving C.

Is there going to be an option to either put that number in by hand, or if we add all our job experience, but set some of the jobs not to be shown, that experience will add to that number as well, even though it's not being displayed to potential employers?

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We're still discussing how exactly it should work, but we agree there's a problem here –  David Fullerton Feb 23 '11 at 22:57
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on second thought, there are enough issues that we're going to yank the whole thing for active candidates until we can do it right –  David Fullerton Feb 23 '11 at 23:04

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I fully agree. In my CV, I now have “1 year experience in SQL” which looks kinda silly.

Anyway, I think Dan Dyer put it well in the blog comments:

The “x years experience” functionality isn’t going to be accurate enough to be useful. It would be better to disable it (or at least give individual users the option to disable it).

For example, if I want to list technology A for every position where I’ve used it I will have to leave other technologies out of my 10 tags. On the other hand, if I don’t list it for every position my experience will be understated.

Also, if I list technology B for a position I held for 4 years, it will list 4 years experience, even if I only actually used it for 6 months.

So, either give us an option to set the number of years manually, or at least allow disabling the feature on a per-user basis. Pretty please.

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