We hear regularly from people wanting to apply for a particular role, but they don’t quite meet all the requirements listed in the job ad. Sometimes they’re targeting a role a few steps up within the industry they’re experienced in. Other times, they’re making a career change.
“I know I can do the role,” they often say, or “I don’t have the experience, but I’m willing to learn”. They often ask us: “Should I even apply for the job if I don’t meet all the requirements?”
Just after graduating university, I had secured a contract for a government role, which was due to be advertised as a permanent position in the next few months. When the application opened, I assumed I'd be a shoo-in. I treated it like any other application I'd made (bar work, mostly), and after submitting my resume and selection criteria application, I eagerly awaited the call for the interview.
Imagine my embarrassment when instead, sitting at my desk (actually doing the role!), the ping of my inbox signaled a standard rejection email:
Covid-19 is having a huge impact on the Australian employment landscape. You’ve no doubt heard the figures – the Australian government estimates the unemployment rate to reach 11% in 2020 as businesses struggle to stay afloat.
There are still job opportunities out there, though.
So, who’s hiring?
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