This article is from the Jobs FAQ, by Snoopy snoopy-at-sopwith.uucp.
It is usually helpful to list both ideal or desired requirements
and the minimum you will accept. There is a lack of uniformity
in how people map academic experience into commercial experience.
If this is important to you, it may be helpful to explicitly state
how they map at your organization. If you wish entry-level persons
to apply, (or not apply) say so explicitly. Note that people
sometimes go back to school for a Masters or Phd after working for
a few years. Therefore, the phrase "No entry level positions at
this time." is probably more accurate than "Recent graduates need
not apply." The definition of "entry-level" varies, but usually
means 0-2 years of experience.
If there are requirements such as being a citizen or "permanent
resident" of a particular country, say so. If your organization
has a dress code or standard working hours, say so. If your
organization has unusual requirements, such as handwriting analysis,
drug testing, polygraph tests, loyality oaths, etc. say so up front.
Many people find such requirements offensive, (guilty until proven
innocent) and will refuse to work for organizations which require
them, despite being able to pass them. Stating these requirements
up front will save both of you time and effort. All requirements
must be legal in the country where the work will be done.
If the position requires travel, tell the reader how much
and where, for example, "20% travel, US west coast", or
"70% travel, Europe". Add more detail if appropriate.
Desired Required MSEE/MSCS BSEE/BSCS 5 years doing foo 2 years doing foo 3 years doing bar 1 year doing bar 1 year doing baz knows what a baz is 2 years commercial experience 2 years commercial experience