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To go to this job interview?

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onesupplied Thu 06-Apr-17 22:08:30

I saw my dream job at my dream company advertised online. I meet approx 50% of the requirements for the role but I don't have as much experience in this particular field as they would probably like.

However I have somehow got an interview next week. Now I have reread the description I'm seriously panicking that they're going to think I'm a fraud. I know I could do the job if I got it and that I'd learn loads too.

Would you still go to interview knowing that you didn't 100% have all of their requirements?

BellyBean Thu 06-Apr-17 22:10:33

Men do every day. Unless you lied on your application you are good enough for them to be interested.

ADayGivingMeHope Thu 06-Apr-17 22:10:56

I think it depends on the job.
What sector is it in?
If you really want it then show your passion, do your research on the company / role and practice interview questions, just do the best that you can do.
(And good luck)

Doughnutsandrainbows Thu 06-Apr-17 22:11:50

Yep, down to them who they've chosen to interview and who they chose to appoint, as long as you have not lied about the experience you have or lie in the interview then all is fair.
Good luck!

RhinestoneCowgirl Thu 06-Apr-17 22:12:52

Agree with pp, men do this all the time.

Go for it! You wouldn't have an interview if they couldn't see potential.

CoffeeWithMyOxygen Thu 06-Apr-17 22:13:45

A recruiter did once tell me that generally speaking men will apply for a role if they meet about half the requirements, whereas women hesitate if they're missing just one. They wouldn't have invited you to interview if they weren't interested in you, go for it!

Sciurus83 Thu 06-Apr-17 22:14:08

You MUST go for it. If they weren't interested in you you wouldn't have got an interview. Im going to take a.punt that you are female, have a read of this..... www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2014/09/11/are-women-too-timid-when-they-job-search/amp/

pizzafrenchfries Thu 06-Apr-17 22:15:33

Donald trump did

Mehfruittea Thu 06-Apr-17 22:15:46

Do it. Good luck!

5foot5 Thu 06-Apr-17 22:17:33

Of course you should go! Don't lie, but don't undersell yourself either.

You seem confident that you could fulfill the role so try to make sure that comes across and prepare yourself with plenty of answers and examples to demonstrate why you would be right for the job.

Let your enthusiasm come across in the interview.

You have nothing to lose. Go for it.

Good luck.

Astro55 Thu 06-Apr-17 22:17:34

Interviews are two way - you gobtofindnout more about the job and company - meet the managers and get a feel for the place

It's not yours unless they offer and you accept!!

Go and see what they say - then decide

onesupplied Thu 06-Apr-17 22:17:49

They want experience of managing projects of x size, whereas I only have experience supporting on these. I haven't lied about this on my CV though.

Flatpackback Thu 06-Apr-17 22:17:56

Absolutely. When you reach the point with a job that you can do it all it's time to move on. Ask about training, be enthusiastic about what you can bring to the Company and ask about what they can offer you. Swat up on the Company and the required competences for the role. I hope it goes well and wish you the best of luck.

EastMidsMummy Thu 06-Apr-17 22:18:21

Er, women do this every day too. Sexist crap.

CasperGutman Thu 06-Apr-17 22:19:10

I got my last job without meeting all the requirements. Mind you, the role profile was so specific that I doubt three people in the world ticked all the boxes. Anyway, it turned out that none of them applied so they had to offer me the job.

CasperGutman Thu 06-Apr-17 22:19:29

In other rds, you never know your luck, so go for it!

SlB09 Thu 06-Apr-17 22:23:46

Yes yes yes! They would not have invited you for interview if they didnt see something they liked. Let it boost your confidence and provide interview experience at the next level with your dream employer. If your not successful then massive kudos for getting an interview - win win!! People arnt always looking for the finished article, that way they get those who are keen and willing to improve and gain experience. Good luck!

onesupplied Thu 06-Apr-17 22:29:18

Thank you everyone! I'm filled with both fear and heart-stopping excitement haha...

UppityHumpty Fri 07-Apr-17 06:03:10

Supporting and managing a project is a huge difference though. It's the difference between a project manager and a project support officer. By all means interview but be prepared for a lot of hard work

IsangforLadyArcher Fri 07-Apr-17 08:00:51

Big up your 'supporting role'. Can you call it something else?? Deputy or something that sounds more important than it was?

Did you manage the project in the Mangers absence????? Take on any of the roles?

Be honest with your experience as it may be they want someone with basic skills they can train up 'their way', rather than someone who 'always does it that way'

onesupplied Fri 07-Apr-17 08:30:46

Uppity they've asked for evidence of managing projects but the actual role is at the bottom of the hierarchy, in a team of four.

I've checked LinkedIn for people with similar titles in different departments and am feeling slightly better as it does seem to be more a support level/work your way up role.

UppityHumpty Fri 07-Apr-17 10:11:29

Ok as long as you're sure. We hire PMOs and PMs & will use these in job descriptions when we want particular skills and there are significantly different expectations for both. Generally managing projects requires a minimum of 1) budget ownership 2) ability to manage and drive very senior stakeholders without help or escalation and 3) ability to deliver project management activities to time and schedule and quality. You might be asked to give examples of all three.

Wishforsnow Fri 07-Apr-17 10:19:22

Don't worry about managing projects of a certain size. Some larger projects are easier if have a volumetric delivery with good processes. Some smaller projects have more complexity. If you didn't manage an end to end project focus on how you managed the dependencies and risks.

onesupplied Fri 07-Apr-17 22:10:59

Sorry I should clarify - it's not a project management role, it's a techy type marketing role (don't want to give too much away) in a specialist area. I have experience in this area but currently just support my manager. The new role would be in a team of four; I support two managers who support a senior manager.

onesupplied Fri 07-Apr-17 22:12:54

As in, my manager takes the lead on this marketing area - they give me tasks to do and I can make recommendations but the manager retains overall ownership as it's a very big spend activity.

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