Better pay but job is "entry level" - should I apply?
I work in higher ed in an admin support role. My current job is fairly stable, with good benefits and flexibility. However, there's no room for advancement and the pay is much lower than average - a tradeoff for the stability I have. I'm at an age where it's harder to change jobs, but also at a point where I want to do something more meaningful. I've looked at a few jobs recently with better pay that I could really be passionate about. But most of those jobs are considered entry or intermediate level. Is it worth applying when they're looking for someone fresh out of university or someone with 5-10 years of experience, not 20+? I plan on working for at least 15-20 more years full time, so I've still got plenty of time and energy to put into a new job/career path. Do I address this in the cover letter somehow? I don't want to be rejected because I have more experience than they're looking for when I know I could really contribute to a new company. Should I present my resume information in a different way than standard chrono order? Any advice, tips, or thoughts on this would be appreciated.