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Anyone here ever been asked to apply for a position at a company?

I got an email (from a person, not a computer) after attending a career fair asking me to apply to a specific position, and I don't think I'm necessarily qualified for a few reasons. (I applied anyways, but haven't heard anything back)

Could they just be willing to stretch the job description to fit an entry level?

Also, the position is non-actuarial- and I handed them an actuarial resume. (exams right at the top) I felt like I had a really good conversation with the person I spoke with, but assumed he'd write me off because I brought up the big "a" word (actuary) during our conversation, so I figured it was strictly casual.

Has anything like this ever happened to you? Was there a positive outcome?
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yes, apply

It's mostly a bureaucratic requirement
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It's mostly a bureaucratic requirement
Shucks... I was kind of excited
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After I had applied to a major life insurer for a job in their life insurance operations, they somehow put me on their list of pension candidates and kept e-mailing me for positions I was not interested in. After the first few, I saw what was happening and just ignored them.
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Shucks... I was kind of excited
As a non-entry level I go through recruiters and I usually don't have to fill out applications. For my current position I did have to fill out a lengthy application which surprised me, but I still got the position. If it looks like you're underqualified, they'll change the position to match your abilities if they want to hire you. In rare instances, you get a non-EL position right off the bat.
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If I end up getting an interview I'll let everyone know I'm hoping it's not just policy (that seems really silly to me), but I'm certainly not getting my hopes up. I also just got an interview today for a receptionist position at the local newspaper... I'd much rather get this job, like x1000. I do, however, need to purchase a car/save for relocating expenses (if I can't get an actuarial position locally) and therefor need employment.
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that sounded confusing- i meant i'd rather get the insurance company job. I'm pretty sure the newspaper is looking to hire quickly though... Like I'd start tomorrow.
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