November 18, 2022

Don’t Match All of The Qualifications: Apply Anyway!

You may not meet every skill on a job description, so what, apply anyway!  Many of us have been in the scenario were we are checking out job descriptions and find one that seems perfect. You read the posting and have an interest in the role, but you lack some of the stated requirements. Do you apply? I am here to tell you yes! Apply anyway. Do not count yourself out. There is no perfect science when creating a job description. In many cases, these descriptions are describing the “dream candidate”. Often times the unintended consequence becomes that people who are largely qualified for a position, do not apply. Now that you have made the decision to apply to this perfect position, how do you get your resume noticed. Below is a list of strategies you can use to apply to that role. Highlight Transferable Skills Make sure your resume demonstrates when you have learned new skills which led to positive business outcomes. Give evidence that you have used the required skills, even if its not executing the same tasks as what is on the job description.   Submit a Cover Letter Write an amazing cover letter where you paint a picture of what you have done well and highlight that you have learned what the company wants and can

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