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Re: FW: Maryland Accessibility Job


From: Karl Groves
Date: May 27, 2014 10:19AM


Unfortunately, those same job classification systems also tend to become
job qualification systems. Some HR systems which run the job announcements
also run the job applications as well and if an applicant comes by and
applies and they don't have a masters, their application is dumped without
a chance for human consideration, no matter how flexible the organization
actually is WRT to the education requirement.

The best approach is to lie in the online form so that your info matches
the requirements, then as you state, disclose in your cover letter that
your level of expertise and/ or experience should qualify you.

On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 11:52 AM, Bourne, Sarah (ITD) <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> I am not familiar with the personnel practices in Maryland, but in many
> large organizations the classification of jobs, and the salary that can be
> offered, are tied to the qualifications that are needed. A Master's Degree
> may have bumped the salary into a range closer to the actual job market,
> for instance. If you are interested in a position where you think you have
> relevant experience that may even be superior to what they are asking for,
> then I think you should apply and make your case. You may find that they
> can be more flexible than it appears.
> sb
> Sarah E. Bourne
> Director of Assistive Technology
> Information Technology Division
> Commonwealth of Massachusetts
> 1 Ashburton Pl. rm 1601 Boston MA 02108
> 617-626-4502
> http://www.mass.gov/itd
> > > >


Karl Groves
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