A recruiter contacted me about a position (posted below). It is a great fit for me and mostly about dealing with people. However, she says the potential employer is being a stickler about some skills I don't have (ie, working in a Mac environment).
This really seems to be odd because they want a senior manager, not a graphic artist. The recruiter is also a little baffled by the firm's stance on this as ANYONE is supposed to be Mac savvy. Any suggestions as to how to alleviate this beyond saying I am happy to take a Mac course?
Job Requirements• University degree in communication or marketing• 5 years advertising industry experience in either a retail or an advertising environment• Extensive project management skills; minimum 3 years supervisory experience• Sound understanding of business policy and procedure development• Out of the box thinker who will use their creativity to enhance the scope of the job and make measurable impact on the business
Competencies• Strong understanding of print production• Excellent Analytical Skills• Strategic thinker• Demonstrated time management skills• Superior leadership ability• Enthusiastic and positive attitude towards multiple assignments• Handles conflict appropriately in an open and positive manner• Makes major decisions with a high degree of freedom and authority• Excellent negotiation skills (with clients and Agency)• Excellent planning and organizational skills• Self Motivator, Results Driven• Resourceful, proactive, takes initiative• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills• Exercise sound judgment in prioritizing workload• Decision maker • Problem Solver• Steady under extreme pressure• Process driven• Strong customer service• Detail oriented• Multi Task operator with strong sense of Urgency• Thrives in fast paced, constantly changing environment• Advanced knowledge of the Macintosh environment and all related software relating to the production process, including Translink, Crosscap, PDF, Quark, Illustrator andPhotoshop along with strong typographic ability
With much appreciation,