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    Career Advise

    Just wondering if anybody has ever applied for an internal job posting that you were a bit short of the qualifications for, years experiance in paticular. I'm about 2 years short of the years experiance being required. Anybody took a shot at something like this and won?



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    Re: Career Advise

    The worst that can happen is you don't get the promotion and you're in the same place you are now. Then you don't have to wonder "what if."

    Not to be a jerk, and I know this is a message board, but I'd highly recommend that any application/resume you submit has been thoroughly reviewed from a grammar and spelling point of view. (I saw several errors in your title and post) I am pretty sensitive to this because when I was interviewing for my first job out of school, I looked across the desk of the guy who was interviewing me and he had my resume. I noticed that he had circled a couple errors/misspellings and I felt like an idiot. I didn't get the job either.

    Best of luck to you man, go get it!



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    Re: Career Advise

    It never hurts to try. In my experience the guidelines that people put in the qualifications are just that, guidelines. If the YOS are the only qualification that you do not meet then if I were the hiring manager that would not be my biggest concern. More than likely you may have an edge over someone from outside of the business because of your experience with the company (providing that you are a good employee and have good internal references). Most jobs require "hands-on" training anyway and the YOS dont make a HUGE difference anyway.

    Good luck!!


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    Re: Career Advise

    I'd advise you to seek advice from someone at your company if possible.



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    Re: Career Advise

    Agreed, if you are interested in the job at least apply for it and if they are interested enough to interview you then you get your chance to sell yourself and show that despite not meeting some of the requirements you are still more than qualified in other ways.


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    Re: Career Advise

    It never hurts to go for it when you already have a job. Looking for a job without a job sucks a giant donkey-sized ****.


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    Re: Career Advise

    My career advice would be to use spell check


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    Re: Career Advise

    I'd say it depends.

    If it's asking for 4 years experience and you have 2...I'd say wait.

    If it's asking for 10 years experience and you have 10...I'd say go for it.



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    Re: Career Advise

    If for nothing else, do it for the experience. If you get an interview, you get good interview experience. If/When they call you to let you know that you didn't get the job, you can ask if you can set up a time to get feedback on your resume and interview. Many hiring managers will be glad to give you a few minutes for this. It is invaluable the next time you are applying/interviewing for a similar job. The hiring manager will also notice that you are interested in doing what it takes to move up. They will most likely seriously consider you the next time an opportunity is there.


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    Re: Career Advise

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    If for nothing else, do it for the experience. If you get an interview, you get good interview experience. If/When they call you to let you know that you didn't get the job, you can ask if you can set up a time to get feedback on your resume and interview. Many hiring managers will be glad to give you a few minutes for this. It is invaluable the next time you are applying/interviewing for a similar job. The hiring manager will also notice that you are interested in doing what it takes to move up. They will most likely seriously consider you the next time an opportunity is there.
    Winner - what he said...

    I also agreed with the post that if you have 2 years and the requirement is 4 it's probably too soon, but if they want 8-10 and you have 6-8 it's probably worth a shot.



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    Re: Career Advise

    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
    My career advice would be to use spell check
    You beat me haha.



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    Re: Career Advise

    Quote Originally Posted by mramseyISU View Post
    Just wondering if anybody has ever applied for an internal job posting that you were a bit short of the qualifications for, years experiance in paticular. I'm about 2 years short of the years experiance being required. Anybody took a shot at something like this and won?
    ramsay - i know for a fact that those internal postings are done for many reasons. one is to get the job to the salary level they need, per company policy.

    Also, they use it to weed out the weak sisters. if you apply for the job without the qualifications, that is a good thing, as far as being 'not afraid' in their eyes, etc.

    one thing i would say is if you do apply, please proofread. stuff like that matters, especially if you are shooting high.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    It never hurts to go for it when you already have a job. Looking for a job without a job sucks a giant donkey-sized ****.
    Speaking from experience, truer words have not been spoken.



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    Re: Career Advise

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    It never hurts to go for it when you already have a job.
    Unless it's an internal job (which it is), and your current manager finds out that you applied for another position (very likely) and becomes resentful. Not that that's right, but it could happen. Then you don't get the new position, and are still working for the resentful boss...



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    Re: Career Advise

    Quote Originally Posted by CONEClone View Post
    I'd say it depends.

    If it's asking for 4 years experience and you have 2...I'd say wait.

    If it's asking for 10 years experience and you have 10...I'd say go for it.
    You mean 20 and 10?



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