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Subject: qualifications
Category: Reference, Education and News > Job and Careers
Asked by: measy-ga
List Price: $6.00
Posted: 27 Mar 2006 12:25 PST
Expires: 26 Apr 2006 13:25 PDT
Question ID: 712506
Hi, I am applying for a job which requires an NNEB qualification which
I do not have. I do have an access course in social sciences though,
is this an equivilant qualification? i.e. am I qualified for this job,
grades wise???
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: qualifications
From: amber00-ga on 28 Mar 2006 04:53 PST
No, the two are not equivalent. The NNEB is a childcare qualification,
which qualifies its holder to become a nanny or nursery nurse. An
access course in social science qualifies a person to go to
university. And the content of your course is unlikely to involve
modules on childcare, child growth and development, nutrition , health
and safety etc.
Subject: Re: qualifications
From: maddunn-ga on 11 Apr 2006 11:51 PDT
As a professional recruiter here is a little piece of advice that may
be helpful to you.  I applaud your efforts in trying to apply for this
position as it shows you have the aggressive attitude you need to
succeed in today's job market.  On the other hand, in today's
competitive market, when a prospective employer asks for specific
qualifications, it is because the qualified candidate must meet that
requirement typically for internal or external reasons (ie. required
by government regulations, etc.) When they scan your resume for
details (and they scan for an average of 15 seconds), if you leave out
the certification because you do not have it, ie. NNEB, your resume
will most likely be eliminated.  The only exception to this would be
if no one else responds to the prospective employer who has the
certification, then the employer will have to "dig deeper" to find the
qualifications that are closely related.  You will save a great deal
of time and money in your job search by trying to find positions that
are most closely related to what your actual experience is.  If you
want to go "outside the box" so to speak, try another industry or a
closely related one, then you need to do some company research and/or
employment networking to find out who you know that might be able to
get your foot in the door for you.  For more helpful information on
how to search for a job and how to network in employment, feel free to

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