Have you ever applied for a job that you were totally unqualified for?

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#1

If so, what happened, anything good or just a big ass rejection?


#2

I’ve had two jobs as a legal assistant in the past
Not a clue what the law even is, still, never mind then


#3

loads, occasionally got them and got through fine, sometimes scraped through by the skin of me steggars


#4

Don’t think they can do that under the Equality Act.


#5

does it specifically mention asses? @Ruffers , do you know anything about this?


#6

Remarkably, I once got specifically headhunted for a job that I turned out to be totally unqualified for and got a big ass rejection.


#7


#8

was that by any chance the fault of an agency?


#9

No, headhunted directly by the boss of the business in question.


#10

I’m all for it


#11

Yeah man. Applied for a social media manager job in a start up I really liked. So wasn’t qualified. I mean I was prepared to take a big pay cut too but ultimately they were like LOL FUCK OFF.

But getting lots of LOL FUCK OFFs is part of life. Glad I did it. I got through to a “second” stage where they asked me to email them my approach to X and Y and I hadn’t really got a clue.

But f you’re thinking of doing it, definitely try.


#12

Applied for a graduate job at an engineering consultancy thing because they said that my academic background would be fine. I had my doubts, because my chemistry stuff didn’t require any maths beyond simple arithmetic, but I needed a job so went for it anyway.

I couldn’t answer even the first part of the first question on the written assessment.

Remarkably, they still invited me to interview. I didn’t go because I was convinced they were doing it so they could laugh in my face.


#13

So I suppose you could say it went pretty well.


#14

I was once a lifeguard at a private health club. I have never had any lifeguard training. Nobody died.


#15

In a sense, you turned them down.


#16

That’s how I’m choosing to remember it.


#17

Did you ever have to do quantum stuff in you chemistry course? (I know it’s physics but a friend had to do some, including Schrodinger’s equation and hated it.


#18

Kind of, I guess.

When I was made redundant the only available jobs in the sector were for running large high-end residential projects. We’re talking £50m+ projects. I applied for loads and got polite rejections from a couple and silence from the rest.

Technically I was qualified enough, but I wasn’t experienced in the sector at all, and was way too junior to be running jobs of that kind of size.

Not really much of an anecdote, I’m afraid.


#19

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post must be at least 3 characters but I just wanted to close that bracket


#20

in the end did you get something similar to what you’d been doing?