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Anyone have any inspiring stories about applying and getting a job you think you have no chance of?

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Conniedescending Sun 09-Apr-17 08:22:27

Just that really. Am looking at next career move - have been stuck on various secondments at level above my permanent post for 3 years but no permanent roles at this grade have come up and in 6 months am facing going back down unless another secondment comes up and I again have to apply for them

However, a permanent post the grade above my seconded one has come up in a different field - aligned and I do have experience in that area but my immediate reaction was I couldn't go for it as not in a current permanent. However - have been doing the role grade below.

I know I could do the job but don't want my application to be laughed at!

Gizlotsmum Sun 09-Apr-17 08:23:30

You have nothing to lose by applying. Make sure you sell your self and who knows

fluffygreenmonsterhoody Sun 09-Apr-17 08:26:36

Go for it. If nothing else you may get an interview which would be a good chance to learn more about that area and what's expected to work in it.

And experience of interviewing at a higher level.

Asmoto Sun 09-Apr-17 08:30:57

Your application isn't going to be laughed at. You have relevant experience and you've been performing day-to-day at the level immediately beIow for three years - that's more than enough to make it a serious application. You could probably benefit from a confidence boost - is there anyone who could mentor you through the application process?

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