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Dear Theo - Essential/Desirable

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by welshchocoholic1, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. welshchocoholic1

    welshchocoholic1 Senior commenter

    So I'm applying for a couple of different jobs. One of them I'm not sure to apply for as I have all the desirable qualities they're looking for, and most of the essential, but not <u> all</u> the essential.
    Q1.Is there any point in applying for positions if I don't have all the essential qualities, or would I just be wasting my time and others? I kow that there is very strong competition, so would they just throw my application out, and look at the ones with ALL the essential qualities instead?
    D'oh - why can't I move the jobs to match the area!? So annoying!
    Sorry if there are any spelling mistakes tonight!
  2. tigger82

    tigger82 New commenter

    Can you do CPD or gain experience on the job to meet the essential criteria? I am sure Theo or Middlemarch will be able to offer sound advice but I would think that if you can show them that you are a strong candidate or offer something extra then they wouls still consider your application.
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Ha, just by chance I have written this just 30 seconds ago:
    Dear Theo-how to do ES when I don't meet a requirement
    Best wishes
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I shall be doing the Win That Teaching Job seminar on Saturday February 25th, and also the Moving into Headship or SLT seminar on Saturday 18th February
  4. welshchocoholic1

    welshchocoholic1 Senior commenter

    Thank you all for your advice[​IMG]
    - /No, as application has to bein quite soon, but thanks for the thought, and the reminder about CPD. I always forget I have done morethingsthan I think!
    Thanks Theo[​IMG]! I'lllook overit again.

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