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

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After clicking "apply" on a job, some candidates receive a message that tells them they do not meet the minimum requirements. 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 listed within a job posting and usually focus around core aspects such as years of experience, education and the applicants' native language.

In the case of native language, if you hold citizenship in a country where English is not the main language, this can block you from applying to a school that is seeking native English teachers.

Be aware that additional requirements may apply. For example, you may not meet the requirements if a job requires you to be a U.S. resident and you are applying as a non-U.S. 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?