I'm a young graduate with 1 year and some months of experience (IT). The company I'm currently with is not working well and for other reasons that I shouldn't describe here, I'm looking for another job.
I saw an ad for a big company that interests me and matched my skills. The hiccup is that the application domain is not what I'm doing right now; but all skills related to this application domain are written as a "plus" for the position and are not strictly "required". There is no experience requirement in the ad.
While browsing through the same company ads, I saw a job position for recent grads, with 0~2 years of experience. The recent grads ad is for everything from IT to chemistry through HR. I'm now considering applying to this position for the IT part.
I was thinking of applying for both the first position and the entry-level one with the same resume/cover letter (as there are no specifics for the entry level graduate position) and adding in the non-entry level application that I'm open to starting as a fresher.
Do you think this is counter productive as I am kind of diminishing my experience? Or that they probably will understand it as an acknowledgement that I have not much experience in their application domain but very interested in it and in their company?