Dear Citehrians,
I would like to know what Experience is in General Terms???????? I expect many Experienced Gems to answer this and add some fuel for this discussion....i have some perception on this i too share my views upon it later in this thread.....

From India, Bangalore
Management Consulting, Management Development,
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i believe its the knowledge, skills and attitudes one has on a particular job, experience deals with the practical side of things,having done it before, you can not say someone who just graduated from varsity is experienced on the field of his/her studies but you would regard him as having the necessary knowledge(theory)of how things are done but has not yet done it.it also look at one's personality/attitudes regarding the job, i.e you may study leadership but if you have not been leader you wouldn't be able to adapt to the new environments and know how to respond to other peoples personalities though you have been taught leadership styles
From South Africa, Durban

Dear Ramkishore
I have made an attempt here to honour your request.
Experience as a general concept comprises knowledge of or skill in or observation of some thing or some event gained through involvement in or exposure to that thing or event.
The history of the word experience aligns it closely with the concept of experiment. For example, the word experience could be used in a statement like: "I have experience in fishing".
The concept of experience generally refers to know-how or procedural knowledge, rather than propositional knowledge: on-the-job training rather than book-learning.
A person with considerable experience in a certain field can gain a reputation as an expert.
To put it in more simpler terms:
The word "Experience"
as a Noun-it is sort of practice
as a Verb-to undergo- suffer - taste - feel - see - try
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From India, Madras

Congratulations MZIE on your first post.
Thank you for your nice reply ro the meaning of experience.
I will be happyto see more of your posts in the future.
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From India, Madras

Congrats MZIE for your wonderful post that too your first post was rocking..... i would like to see more of your posts in future.... Regards, Ramkishore
From India, Bangalore
Hi Ramkishore,
I am not very good in defining terms. So i may not be able to put it in such precise and perfect way like AVS sir did. I have explained it in my words. I think experience is something you can learn from your mistakes and do not repeat those mistakes in future. However, for me experience is also gradually mastering the tact to do things in better way.
Congratulations mzie on your first post. It was nice to read your post.
Thanks for nice information and innovative definition of experience AVS sir.

From India, Pune

Some great answers there.

In my view, a HR person must differentiate the term experience in a little more subtle way... What is relevant and what is not!!! Let me give you a small example.

A person X might be doing a thing for the past 30 years... So, he says that he has experience in doing something.... Great! Now the same person X might have been doing it wrong all along... So, would you, as a HR pro, really want to call that relevant experience? A competitor candidate Y has done a similar thing for the past 2 years... However, he has done it through a better application of concepts than X. So, what would be your perspective as a HR pro?

Mind you, we are not talking of 'mistakes' per se... There are many degrees between 'right' and 'wrong'. So, you might want to be cautious of that.

Lets get generic now.

As AVS rightly put it, experience has more to do with experimentation. However, what he didn't touch upon is the overall picture. Organizations typically have jobs designed around certain objectives (from a corporate viewpoint). So, experience actually looks at understanding those principles and seeing how best the purpose can be achieved. While doing so, one needs to assess how one is doing the work, why a particular methodology is chosen, what skills are required and integrate them TO WHAT WAS LEARNT/KNOWN. And like Chitra said, it results in an evolving fluidic state. Most times you might have experienced persons who are unable to 'integrate' these things. If you delink concepts and knowledge, you probably have discounted your experience to mere performing. So, again as a HR pro, you might want to understand the context better.

From United States, Daphne

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