I saw on a company website two job descriptions that intrigues me.
One seems for a role that is pretty generic, but list among the duties the field in which I am interested to. Another one is a position for exactly what I would love to do. Both are open to graduate as I am, but there is a caveat with the second one.
The position I'd really like require the experience with an API that I don't have, but I do have experience in a similar API that has the same concepts behind (namely I am talking of DirectX and OpenGL). On contrary, there's no specification for the more "general" one.
Ultimately my goal is to get the second position, should I:
- Contact the company through the email they use for applications (looks like a general recruitment address) and, being clear I am eager to learn what I do not know, ask if it makes sense to apply for that role having similar experiences.
- Mention clearly my current experiences and my will of learning what I don't have at the best of my capabilities, even on my spare off-the-clock time, on the covering letter.
For both option I am willing to say that I can cover the first (the more general one) role if found fit for it, but eventually I want to move to the second one as soon they think I can be suitable for it.
I would lean towards the option 2, but I am scared of being rejected by a parser of my CV.