Yesterday I applied to a job posting and received an e-mail from the head of the talent acquisition for a phone interview and I accepted.
Before applying I read the job description, and constructed my cover letter accordingly. The job description mentioned 2 platforms and that the ideal candidate would have some experience with at least one of them. The reason being the company produces a similar product.
When I wrote my cover letter, I made sure it was clear, straightforward, and most importantly, honest. She mentioned that she enjoyed reading my resume/cover letter, so I know she didn't just quickly scan it.
At no point in my resume or cover letter did I say that I have experience with the 2 platforms.
I have no experience with the 2 mentioned platforms, but they still contacted me for a phone interview tomorrow. The person conducting the interview told me what the questions will focus on, and none of them have anything to do with the 2 mentioned platforms or the one the company produces. Afterward she will answer any questions I have.
Would it be inappropriate to ask if there will be training with the company platform? Can this knock me out of consideration for the job?