Post # 1
I’m thinking of applying to a Research Contracts clerk position in a hospital and currently I’m a recreation therapist in a long-term care facility (I know- totally different jobs!) But I do have the minimun requirements i.e. University degree, I work in a health care setting, I have a background in a team and office setting, I have a background in database design, computer skills etc.
Has anyone ever applied to a job that’s not exactly in their field of expertise and successfully got the job?
Post # 2
Lots of people in my department come from many different areas. If you are interested in the job (or any job) always apply! Even if you only meet the bare minimum requirements. I would not have the job I have today if I had doubted my skills based on a job description. It’s worth trying out for a position that you want 🙂
Post # 3
Cool, what did you do and what do you do now if you don’t mind me asking?
Post # 4
faith9: My Fiance has pulled this off many times! He graduated with a Physiology degree and got a job doing lab work, then a job doing market research, with zero business background. If you can swing your skills the right way, why not go for it?
Post # 5
I was an admin assistant. Now I am an education coordinator at a univeristy. I really thought about not applying because I felt like I didn’t have much to offer. But they were looking for someone that could engage with students and get them excited. It was most important to them to find a person with a certain personality and were ok with that person having a learning curve when it came to uni policy.
Post # 6
Awesome, thanks guys, I applied to the job and we’ll see what happens! If they call then great, if not, at least I won’t regret not trying!