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Old 01-30-2016, 01:54 AM
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Hi, Has anyone had experience with cover letters for job applications where they state income is not overly relevant even though they have tertiary qualifications and/or work experience.

The situation I am in is I have a masters degree however I do not have much work experience in what I studied. When I apply for jobs, it seems (as I have been told by employment agencies) I am "over qualified", and I usually don't even get shortlisted because the potential employer relates masters = high wage expectancy. I apply for work relevant to my studies and I am prepared to start at the bottom of the ladder, so to speak.

Is there a way I can write in a cover letter that I am prepared to work for a 'graduate wage' or 'trainee wage'? I am not sure how to express this without it sounding corny. Appreciate any feedback, Thank you


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As gaining more practical experience in this field is more important to me tham income I am happy to work for minimum award wages .

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Old 01-30-2016, 08:57 PM
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Thanks this sounds spot on!


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Hi Ruby,

Maybe something in the lines of:

Although my qualifications may indicate otherwise, I thrive on fresh new experiences and take pride in the fact that I am a fast and eager learner.
The very fact that I have applied for this position is a measure of my commitment for acquiring a new skill and my educational background will only highlight my ability to learn on the job.

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