+ 1 Votes Impossible to do without sharing CVs robo_dev 1 year ago If I was an employer looking for a developer, how do you assess who has real experience vs those who believe that they have the experience?A college student with zero experience can say that they have SQL server skills, as can a person who worked as a dBA for 20 years. The CV is the only way to gain assurance that someone has the skills and also to accurately measure how experienced a candiate really is. What would be helpful would be for recruiters to report on what the most requested skills are, over time. So if over six months the recuiter has seen 50 DBA positions, then provide some numbers on the most requested database skills. + 0 Votes Bingo JamesRL 1 year ago I've interviewed and hired a fair number of developers in the last 10 years. There is a huge delta between, used in school, or done a couple of small projects, in a technology and used the technology in some major applications. It isn't even necessarily about how long you've used a technology, it is how deep you got into it, and how you used it. I've used Excel for over 20 years, but I am no expert. I'ved Visio for a quarter of that time, and I'm pretty good.The matrix might help you weed out people you don't need to interview, but it won't help you make a hiring decision. That is what interviews are for.