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Advice re; job I was offered without meeting essential criteria watch

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    I applied for a job recently that I met a lot of the essential criteria for, with the exception of a vocational qualification. I have other qualifications of an equal level, but not in the specific subject. I applied regardless, was shortlisted, interviewed, and offered the job on the basis of satisfactory references etc. I accepted because this is a dream job for me.Now I'm a bit panicked incase they shouldn't have shortlisted me for interview on the basis of not having the qualification exactly as it is listed under the essential criteria. If I was shortlisted for the interview process, am I right in saying that they've decided that I meet the requirements regardless? Or could they still turn around at this stage and revoke the conditional offer on that basis of I don't produce a certificate for the qualification as its listed on the job specification?Thanks for any help or anecodotal experience you guys can provide, I really hope that I am overthinking this.
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    (Original post by Edumacated135)
    You're over-thinking. They took you through the process, they liked you best, and they liked you more than the need for the vocational qualification. So long as you didn't state you had got it, when you haven't, then they can't really revoke at this point.

    mate most employer's minimum criteria is for someone they would consider a 'dream' candidate, if people were only getting employed if they ticked off every single criteria mentioned, the job market would be even worse than it is now for graduates

    if an employer likes you and your spirit, you can get into a job without 'professional' qualifications they ask for, my friend started a junior auditing role last year that requested he be 'part-qualified' and already working towards his ACCA/AAT, and have a minimum 2.1 in a finance related degree.

    he has a 1st in English language (or something like that) and the closest he is (or was) to getting any professional qualification was being literally 'registered' on the official websites, which he literally did for the purpose of this company, he went for 3 interviews, and they just 'liked him' so much that not only did they offer him the job, but offered to pay 50% towards his exams.

    moral of the story - its up to the employer to decide whether you are good enough to do the job, not you, if you are in a position where you have an offer, regardless of how you got there (unless it was through point blank lies in-which case youve only dug yourself a hole), they see something in you that they like, and you should take it as a very big positive, i would say even more-so if they can see you dont have the professional qualification they seek and still want you
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