Would love to hear the War Room's thoughts on this.
Prior to making the jump to SaaS a year and a half ago, I spent 9 years in the retail world.
I started my former career when I was 17, as a lowly stock boy. Over 9 years I rose through the ranks and before I left I was a District Manager and had been the top in the company 2 years in a row. The responsibilities of that role ranged quite a bit, but overall it was a very sales focused role being responsible for 20MM in annual revenue.
All that background to say, how much experience do I have? When asked by a recruiter/ hiring manager or when I'm ya know... filling out my profile on Bravado Jobs and am asked about "years of experience" would you include my former career?
This experience tends to be received differently depending on the person I talk to.
Curious to hear what you all think!