New grad applying for positions that state minimum of __ years of experience

  1. If an online application asks directly "do you meet the requirement of __ years of experience?" before you can even complete the application should a new grad answer yes in order to apply anyway? I don't feel right doing that, but with every post stating preferred or required experience, and some new grads saying they applied for those positions requiring experience and still landed the job, I am not sure what to do. They might throw out the application just because it's obviously a lie if I answered yes just to be able to complete the application.

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  3. by   hippieRN
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    If an online application asks directly "do you meet the requirement of __ years of experience?" before you can even complete the application should a new grad answer yes in order to apply anyway? I don't feel right doing that, but with every post stating preferred or required experience, and some new grads saying they applied for those positions requiring experience and still landed the job, I am not sure what to do. They might throw out the application just because it's obviously a lie if I answered yes just to be able to complete the application.

    Blue
    Be honest, no one wants to hire a liar, cheater, dishonest employee.
  4. by   LadyFree28
    I wouldn't lie. Employers look at answering untruthfully as a candidate someone who could potentially commit fraud. Best to answer truthfully, rather than desperately.
  5. by   Blue Cat
    That's what I thought. If there were a place to enter free text, I would clarify that while I do not have the experience, I am a self- starter, very driven, etc. I'm running out of options and need a job. It is very disappointing to have worked so hard to get through nursing school only to be excluded from every position due to not having 1 year minimum of experience.

    Blue
  6. by   St_Claire
    Instead of doing their online application go to their office and get a paper copy. You can write anything on paper!
  7. by   Blue Cat
    Unfortunately, it's one of those postings that doesn't give the practice name or specific location. No way to bypass the online application process.

    Blue

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