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Would you accept a job that you weren't qualified for?
Posted 1/30/17 , edited 1/30/17
I guess I should start off by saying I'm in this predicament right now. I have a Bachelor's of Science in Biology, but I got offered a job in accounting. (I didn't apply for this job, it was offered to me). You see, I'm having a difficult time landing a full-time job with my degree....so this offer is really enticing, but there is a problem. I lack the relevant work experience, and I don't want to be set-up for failure.

So yeah, this leads to the question I'm asking. If you were in my shoes, would you accept the position?
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Posted 1/30/17 , edited 1/30/17
Take the job.
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Posted 1/30/17 , edited 1/30/17
Yeah, what gornotck said... most jobs are hands-on experience anyway. No one is really qualified going in. Take the job if it's something you really want and don't let "qualifications" stop you. You're a college graduate and accounting isn't that hard anyway... and personally, i would accept a job as the president if it were offered to me (and it would be difficult to find a person less qualified than i am).
Posted 1/30/17 , edited 1/30/17
Yes, accept the job. You'll learn it as you go along.

A job is better than no job.
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Posted 1/30/17 , edited 1/30/17
Take it, only way truly qualified is if you already previously did that specific job for a similar company. It is a learning experience much like college, put some effort and figure out how it comes together.
Posted 1/30/17 , edited 1/30/17
I'd take the job in your position. As has been said above; you can learn as you go and experience is always the best teacher. Worst case; it doesn't work out and you walk away with a little more job experience under your belt.
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Posted 2/3/17 , edited 2/3/17
I would take the job and fake like I knew what I was doing until I figured it out.
Posted 2/3/17 , edited 2/3/17
That would depend on the job, mostly no.
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Posted 2/3/17 , edited 2/4/17
Of course I would as long as I felt that my lack of competency in the field wouldn't put anyone in danger.

Look, most of the time if a company wants you for a job out of your field it is because they think you are someone who is dependable, hardworking and can learn the skills on the job.

I'd rather hire someone with a good ethic but lacking in field knowledge than someone who has the degree, but lacks common sense, has an awful personality and no drive to accomplish anything. The first type of person you can work with, the 2nd is a waste of time.
Posted 2/4/17 , edited 2/4/17
Yeah, I would.
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Posted 2/4/17 , edited 2/4/17
Being a NEET sucks; I'll take any job at this point
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Posted 2/4/17 , edited 2/5/17

If I'm in your position, I'd take it. The fact that it was offered to you means that they're confident that you'd grasp the skills necessary, even if you lack the experience.


Some companies out there do offer training for those that lack the knowledge for the position they wished to be filled, and whether this firm gives you a full course of the hat or not, I'm sure they're not just gonna hand a chair for you to sit and leave you on your own without giving much detail.
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Posted 2/4/17 , edited 2/5/17
Yes, everyone starts somewhere. Plus, you'll usually always get training done first whether you've done it before or not. After you go through the training you'll get used to it, or you'll learn and get better. Or you'll learn that it is or isn't for you. I'd say the best thing you can do is try, while the worst is to not try at all. Good Luck!~
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Posted 2/4/17 , edited 2/5/17
No because I'm a terrible liar. I'd never make it past the interview.
Posted 2/5/17 , edited 2/5/17
Yeah, sure thing.
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