Linked Questions

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Send resume when not fulfilling the requirements [duplicate]

Is it ok to send a resume for a position when I have half the working experience the position requires, although I believe I could be a good fit? I understand if I don't get a call back, but would it ...
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3answers
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Found a fantastic job but just don't have the experience; should I still apply? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell which job requirements matter in software offerings? How can I overcome “years of experience” requirements when applying to positions? I've come late to ...
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4answers
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How do I make a career out of IT? I'm a little lost [duplicate]

Quick background: 23 y/o, turn 24 in October B.S. in IT ~1 year of experience in small computer repair shop ~1 year of experience at school district as a computer tech ~1 year+(present job) at a ...
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4answers
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How to emphasize intelligence and general aptitude over book knowledge and experience in job search? [duplicate]

I a very lazy learner. I learn things only if I can relate to them through a hands-on opportunity, which is then a very fast process and I always excel in anything and everything I get my hands on, ...
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4answers
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Do employers really mean it when they say 'Minimum 5 years experience'? [duplicate]

A lot of jobs I'm looking at say 'Minimum 5 years experience with xyz technology in a commercial role' or similar. Are employers really genuinely looking for this, or are they willing to give the ...
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Can I apply to a software developer job of 1 year required experience with my 1 year of technical support job experience? [duplicate]

From past few days I was searching on this topic on the internet but no article was enough to help me decide what to do in my situation. I have already visited lots of Workplace questions including ...
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3answers
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Why would companies prefer a single experienced engineer over several entry level trainees? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I overcome “years of experience” requirements when applying to positions? Over the last decade or so of browsing online 'engineering' job postings, I've noticed that ...
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1answer
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Rejected for having 4 days less experience than a year [duplicate]

I recently got rejected from an opportunity just because I have experience 4 days less than a year. The company requires minimum experience of 12 months. In my resume I have put dates in front of ...
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Can I attend 3 years interview with 2.7 years experience? [duplicate]

Can I attend 3 years experience Java interview with 2.7 years experience? Will the companies strictly follow experience criteria?
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3answers
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I'm not exactly a junior/entry level developer, but I can't find the correct way to illustrate this to potential employers [duplicate]

So, it's no secret that it's a considerable amount more difficult to get a role as a software engineer when you're fresh out of college vs a few years of experience. I don't know that I am exactly ...
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3answers
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Can a junior level apply for a senior level job and get it? [duplicate]

I was recently laid off from an junior level job and now that I am looking for a new job I can only find senior level positions. I am a graphic designer and have been told my portfolio is incredibly ...
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How to get an employer / recruiter to consider you for a role where you are lacking some of the key or desirable skills required? [duplicate]

I was a .NET programmer in a sole developer capacity for nearly eight years until i got made redundant due to a downturn in sales at the company. While at the firm i specialised in VB.NET, WinForms, ...
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1answer
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Applying for a higher position in the same department [duplicate]

My manager left a few months ago while i just started working in the company for only 3 months. I was then given the opportunities and appointed by my director to learn all the jobs and duties of my ...
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4answers
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Can added qualifications make up for experience? [duplicate]

I often see the discussion about qualifications and experience. Some people do not have many qualifications in terms of education but their experience makes up for it. In a similar way can extra ...
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1answer
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Victim of callous screening [duplicate]

I have had this terrible experience twice in my life both while attending interviews as a developer for reputed MNC software firm . Even after shortlisting my resume for the interviews and after ...

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