Evening all, I've been reading a new job advert at my old college (where I studied as a student and did my training) for a position in my old department. Having read through the person specifications I have identified a few criteria that I either have no experience of, little experience of, or am unsure how I would evidence what experience I have with it. For the criteria listed as essential where I have no prior experience (I came out of training a year ago and have yet secured a teaching position due to lack thereof in my region) - how essential is it that I have the skills? Is a 'passion' and 'enthusiam' to learn enough? Am I likely to be passed over for interview without a few of the essential criteria?