How to enter new specialist field?
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Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
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I want to apply for a job which asks for a specialisation I currently don't offer, although it is a subject I am interested in and studied intensely at University. I tried to enter this specialisation in 'add specialised field' but it did not work - why? Apparently you can have 30 specialised fields, I have 26 selected (and removed two that I haven't received any jobs in) but still no luck. What is happening?

Due to the dire financial state in Brazil as a whole, I need this job, but
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I want to apply for a job which asks for a specialisation I currently don't offer, although it is a subject I am interested in and studied intensely at University. I tried to enter this specialisation in 'add specialised field' but it did not work - why? Apparently you can have 30 specialised fields, I have 26 selected (and removed two that I haven't received any jobs in) but still no luck. What is happening?

Due to the dire financial state in Brazil as a whole, I need this job, but to place a bid I need to have the field as a specialisation. Suggestions?
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Paul Apr 16

Your profile currently lists only nine areas you specialize in, and twenty-six you work in.
You may have rearranged the wrong section.
Try again using the 'Add to specialities' button, rather than the 'Add to working' one, and you'll be fine.
Good luck with the job.


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@Paul Apr 16

Paul Dixon wrote:
Apparently you can have 30 specialised fields...


No, you can have 10 specialty fields, 30 working fields, and 100 interest fields. I'm also not sure if you would get access to a job if you change your profile to match the requirements after the job has already been posted (but you can always try).


 

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Samuel Murray wrote:

Paul Dixon wrote:
Apparently you can have 30 specialised fields...


No, you can have 10 specialty fields, 30 working fields, and 100 interest fields. I'm also not sure if you would get access to a job if you change your profile to match the requirements after the job has already been posted (but you can always try).


I have only one source language, but I have worked in heaps of different (overlapping) fields, and I'm pretty sure I have tailored my specialist fields to suit the client, adding sport in there. I hadn't realised there would be that much work in such a field and hadn't bothered to include it, then added it in for a really interesting project about one of my favourite sports.
It may be that you can only bump a subject up from working to specialised rather than add it totally out of the blue, I really don't remember whether I had sport listed at all anywhere.


 

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Solved Apr 16

The problem has been solved. I removed Psychology from the interest fields and it appeared in the list for selection (it did not appear before) and then I could include it as a specialism.

Regarding Samuel's remark, it is not as if it was something I had no experience in. I studied Education and we had a lot of work on psychology (one year of general psychology and two years of educational psychology). The psychology side of the course was very good, we looked at key psychologists l
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The problem has been solved. I removed Psychology from the interest fields and it appeared in the list for selection (it did not appear before) and then I could include it as a specialism.

Regarding Samuel's remark, it is not as if it was something I had no experience in. I studied Education and we had a lot of work on psychology (one year of general psychology and two years of educational psychology). The psychology side of the course was very good, we looked at key psychologists like Skinner and Rogers (and a bit of Freud and Melanie Klein, among others) and even had an introduction to Rorschach-type ink blots (not the real ones, as these are confidential and only available to registered psychologists for clinical use). I have also done a couple of jobs in the area.

Regarding changing a profile to apply for a job, if this was not to be done why would they include an 'edit' link with the job posting?

Thanks to all who have replied. Have a great day (US), end of morning (Brazil) or night's sleep (Japan)!
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The profile can always be modified to match the requirements of any job, even after the job has been posted. There is no problem at all about that.

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