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Essential criteria - how essential?

Discussion in 'Further Education' started by justamyyyyy, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. justamyyyyy

    justamyyyyy New commenter

    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?
  2. Hi,

    I guess it depends greatly on the subject you are applying for. Some colleges insist on degrees some do not. it may be just me but I am finding it very difficult to get into a college role despite having vast experience in my subject area as I have not worked in a college before. When applying for roles if I do not meet the essential criteria I always say I am willing to undertake further training or qualifications needed.

    Not sure if this is any help but Good Luck
  3. TuckBoom

    TuckBoom New commenter

    I would say it also depends on the other applicants and how you compare against the short listed grid.

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