For context here: I remember applying for a PM role via a recruiter one time and all of the boxes were ticked off on the job description, except one.
The recruiter asked me: “Do you know how to use Sketch?”
I told her: I haven’t used it yet, but I assume that it’s like most of the other paid and free versions of similar tools out there.
Recruiter responded: Well, they (the organization) are very adamant on using Sketch, so I don’t know if I can get you through.
Long story short: I never heard back from them and just got me wondering, does a tool even matter? I know that as teams grow and things get more complex, and structured is added, you would eventually need .
I’ve used mostly free tools to do quick mock-ups. I’ve used even PowerPoint and Visio shapes to do quick and scrappy screen flows just to get my point across, and I don’t think in my current role we even decided that we all should use Tool X instead of Tool Z.
What’s this community’s stand on this? Does not knowing how to use Jira, Sketch, etc. put you at a disadvantage when trying to apply for a job?