Job requires three years of experience in a technology? But you only have two and a half years?
You get to “an advanced age” you are in your fifties, or you are in your sixties, or you are in your seventies.
I don’t have 40+ years of experience in software development that has left hundreds of scars. I have “20+ yrs of competent technical mentorship, leading teams to succes.”
When you are between your twenties and your forties, you are “I am
When you are in your teens, you are exceptionally particular at being considered a very specific age, and you are almost “the next year older” even if that is 9 months away. “You’re commiting code to github using that framework, young lady?” “I can write in whatever programming language I want Dad! I am almost 17!”
When you are under 10 years old, months matter; “oh yeah, well I’m six years and ten months old, so I’m older than you, so you have to do what I say and I say we’re using brainfuck!”
The same kind of thinking should be applied to your C.V.
2 yrs and 2 months? = “I have two years and two months of experience in this technology, but it feels like forever.”
2 yrs and 4 months? = “I have two and a half years of experience in this technology, but it feels like forever.”
2 yrs and 6 months? = “I have almost three years of experience in this technology, but it feels like forever.”
2 yrs and 8 months? = “I have three years of experience in this technology, but it feels like forever.”
20 yrs of experience in a technology? = “I’ve forgotten more about that than you will ever know. It seems like only yesterday I was wringing the oil from the dinosaurs to power the generator that would let me feed punch cards in to the computer.”
The primary rule of salesmanship is to never give the prospect a chance to say “no” before you’ve talked to them in person.
You ask me for a stupid laundry list of technologies with numbers of years in each technology and I can get very creative in my book keeping.