How does one gain "enterprise experience"?
Applied for a contract position through a recruiter with a local healthcare/hospital with over 10,000 employees. My experience is more along the lines of SMB (roughly 500 users). This contract was to move the organization over to O365 from an on-prem solution and also handle AD administration. The posting was requiring 3-4 years of AD/Exchange administration and I have about 6.
The recruiter's manager wanted to speak with me before submitting my resume as she personally dealt with the client company on numerous occasions and wanted to make sure I was a worthwhile applicant. While speaking on the phone with her, she seemed to be imply that the Client wanted to know how many people onboarding/terminations I handled in AD a year... I answered roughly about 50-75 a year. Granted I have created PowerShell scripts to automate most of process so that it doesn't take up too much of my time. She seemed satisfied with my answers and told me to hear back in a day or two.
After not hearing back for almost a week, I reach out and am told that I was passed on for not having enough "enterprise experience". So my question is... How does one gain enterprise experience when all these enterprises companies want "enterprise experience"? Do I quit my job and work help-desk at these organizations to say that I have experience working for an enterprise company? Or should I work as a Walmart greeter to say I work(ed) for a F500 company? Lol.