Why did I receive a notice saying that I do not meet the minimum requirements?

What it means when you see the message "you don't meet the minimum requirements" after trying to apply for a job

Occasionally candidates receive a message like “you don’t meet the minimum requirements,” while trying to apply for a job. This means a school has set specific filters on their job posting so they only receive applications from teachers that meet their set minimum requirements. These requirements are always listed within a job posting and usually focus around core aspects such as years of experience, education, and the applicants' native language.

Be aware that additional requirements may apply. Minimum requirements will vary by employer and are not only determined by teaching qualifications. For example, you may not meet the requirements if that job requires you to be a U.S. resident and you are applying as a South African citizen.

For more information on qualifications and requirements, we recommend reading: What are the minimum requirements to teach abroad?

Unsure what a "direct to school" application means? We recommend reading: How does the interview process for “Direct to School Jobs" work?