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Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by zxspectrum, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    So there is a job I am applying for, and although im now 37 it is asking for GCSE certs etc, but only maths and english. When i was at school i was a bit of an idiot, so i didnt really apply myself and got a lot of ungraded etc. So as the job is closing in the next few days, what can i do ??? I would like to be able to say that i didnt get them as i was young and naive but i feel that the other people applying will be saying they have the relevant qualiications etc. I meet all the other requirements of the job criteria, so im struggling with what to do. They do say they will check my certifications etc, but i would of thought having a degree may be counted more in favour etc???

    The role is a mix between IT helpdesk, mainly set in a library, helping people ec an leading a team

    Thanks for any help

    ZX
     
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  2. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Hi,

    I don't think it's the GCSE's you have to worry about as these will just be a 'set' target for minimum educational requirements. You have Higher (and possibly further?) education under belt - so it really should be of no consequence.
    You should more concern yourself that it was stipulated at all - it will probably mean that they are aiming the job at a younger audience and expect less 'life-experienced' applicants.
    Tell them the truth about why you didn't achieve your certs at school (I do - I hated it!) but that you have matured and applied yourself later on in life (again, as I did).
    Good luck!

    Oh, and one quick thought - it's in a library, so most likely your written and spoken English will be taken note of (eventhough they won't necessarily stipulate this).

    It's 'have' not 'of' :
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  3. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Cheers for the correction Richy, that will teach me for rushing things ha ha. Ill go down that route, and hopefully it will do me the world of good.

    Thanks

    ZX
     
    Certifications: BSc computing and information systems
    WIP: 70-680
  4. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    You've also got the two main GCSEs that all people care about at GCSE standard.
     
  5. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I believe he said that they asked for maths & English, but he doesn't have them...

     
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  6. wagnerk
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    Minimum or equivalent level 2 qualification, you've got your BSc so I wouldn't worry :)
     
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  7. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Cheers for the advice guys, i will be honest and up front so there is no comeback. All i need to do now is big myself up, and if i get an interview, not panic, maybe get sedated ha ha

    ZX
     
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  8. l4ter

    l4ter Nibble Poster

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    honesty best policy, congrats and good luck
     
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  9. Mr_Cellophane

    Mr_Cellophane Nibble Poster

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    I worked for a TLA IT outsourcer that no longer exists and they advertised a Desktop Support Engineer, must have a degree and a Client Account Manager, must have "A" levels.
    LOL the lowly DSE was more qualified than the manager at least 3 levels above him.
     
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