Re: Asking for impossible in job offers
on 12-07-2005 07:07 PM
aesir, surely you have nothing to lose by sending in an excellent portfolio even if you don't meet their "academic" or experience requirements. Obviously in many cases companies will only want people with prior experience if they want to get up and running in the quickest time, but there's no harm in sending a portfolio in - if you don't try, you won't know.
It also depends whether the company has a pure HR team rather than art-ish types checking over applicants, and how much control they have over the process - I'd guess that in a larger company, HR will have more control and therefore use the qualifications as a screening process, but often if it's just a lead artist checking over applicants, they might allow someone in with a great portfolio even if they lack experience.
That's what I reckon anyway.