If a job posting specifies certain education requirements that you don't have, is it still worth applying or will you be automatically skipped over? I truly believe I have the experience to make the degree irrelevant, but if the system will just skip over me, I don't want to waste my time on these.

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I always try if I want the job and if they look it great and if not oh well. I say if i didn't at least try how would i know if i didn't try at least?

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I think it's worth it to apply especially if you have relevant experience. You have nothing o lose except the 15 minutes it may take to apply. Good luck on your job search.

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I've wondered about this too. I haven't even gotten an interview from the ones I don't meet the minimum requirements for, but that's anecdotal.

I think it's worth applying in these cases unless it's a degree that's truly required to do the work (like a JD for a legal role or a masters in education with principal certification to be a school principal).
Also some old school companies will still consider a bachelors a non-negotiable.
Systems don't kick people out of the process. People do. If a system rejects you for not having a degree, it's because a recruiter set it up that way.
But I think degrees, especially advanced ones, are treated like a nice to have by most places. I also know plenty of people who have gotten jobs without the required degree but sometimes had an expectation like say taking classes to complete the degree by X date. And most have agreed then not done it and been fine.

When I sift through resumes, it's a borderline retirement to have the correct education listed. In the case that you don't have the required education level, I'll maybe glance at experience, but its gotta wow me almost right away. Cover letter is the best way to explain why you should be considered without necessary education requirement.

Yes. I think you should always apply even if you don't think that you are qualified you should still apply. There have been so many times I thought I wouldn't get a job and I applied anyway and ended up getting it.

I think you might have better luck getting in touch with hiring managers and recruiters directly. The systems will likely screen you out

I tried this a few times but never got any response from the companies. I gues it really matters. And some companies will definitely skip you over.

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