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  • 22-06-2021 4:46pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 799 ✭✭✭ I am me123


    In a job advertisement is it advisible to apply for a job if you don't meet all the criteria listed in a job description?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 407 ✭✭ LMHC


    I am me123 wrote: »
    In a job advertisement is it advisible to apply for a job if you don't meet all the criteria listed in a job description?

    It will say what is a requirement. Id imagine if there is several requirements unless you meet 3/4 of them it'll not apply.


  • Registered Users Posts: 258 ✭✭ Wanderer19


    I am me123 wrote: »
    In a job advertisement is it advisible to apply for a job if you don't meet all the criteria listed in a job description?

    It depends on if its listed as 'essential' and how many things they're looking for, compared to what you offer. Worth a shot, they can only say no.


  • Registered Users Posts: 799 ✭✭✭ I am me123


    Thanks all, saw an job advertised and I meet all reqùirements listed except for one. The requirements are not marked as essential in any requirement.
    Is it advisable to apply?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭ stargazer 68


    I am me123 wrote: »
    Thanks all, saw an job advertised and I meet all reqùirements listed except for one. The requirements are not marked as essential in any requirement.
    Is it advisable to apply?

    Worth a shot. We have mandatory requirements and desirable. If you don't meet the mandatory you don't get an interview.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,540 ✭✭✭ true-or-false


    I am me123 wrote: »
    Thanks all, saw an job advertised and I meet all reqùirements listed except for one. The requirements are not marked as essential in any requirement.
    Is it advisable to apply?

    Definitely!

    If the requirement is a skill or experience, I'd say that makes the role more attractive, because you know immediately that it's a role that will help you develop.

    Instead of ticking of the requirements as a yes/no, I'd ask myself 'can I learn this?'/'does this overwhelm me?'. The most important requirements are probably at the top of the list, or you can apply a bit of common sense to figure out just how important each requirement is. Either way, if the missing requirement is truly an issue, they simply wont ask you to interview - you've nothing to lose.

    If the requirement is a specific qualification, that's a slightly different story, and probably more rigid. Again though, nothing to lose by applying.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28 DarceyEllie


    Go for it. I was called for an interview recently and i clearly didn't have one of the desirable requirements. I didn't proceed with the interview in the end as something else had come my way.


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