Lean in or get real - apply for the higher or lower job?
June 16, 2014 4:35 AM Subscribe
An employer I am interested in working for has two jobs open. The jobs are at different levels - one role reports to the other. Should I apply for both jobs or one only?
posted by AnnaRat to Work & Money (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The higher level job would be considered a promotion from my current role and offers much better salary and conditions and is work that I would be good at and enjoy. The other job is a more direct transition from my current role, but it still offers some unique experience that I will not get where I am and that I would really like to do.
My first instinct was to apply for the lower level role where I would be a strong candidate. Then I remembered "Lean In". I looked up many of their employees on LinkedIn and see I am comparably qualified to many of their employees who hold the higher level roles.
I would like to pitch to get the higher one, but still be considered for the other. What is the best way to manage this or word this in my application/s?