Project experience or product experience?

By Eric Mugglesworth

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I have worked with a number of ERP products but I always see an application as a tool that performs a set task; it's far more important to me to understand the client and its requirements than to be intimate with the nuts and bolts of one application.  So often, however, employers and recruiters look for product knowledge as the prime factor in their search with broad industry knowledge coming a poor second.  Why?  Would you employ a painter and decorator on the basis of their use of Crown paint products, or would you look at their ability to deliver good results over a wide range of commissions?

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