Actually, You Should Apply for Jobs You’re Not 100% Qualified For

re-posted from The Muse

As a career coach, I’ve heard just about every struggle you can imagine about job searching. But the challenge I hear most often is actually the one that’s easiest to fix.

More than anything else, my clients tell me, “I found a few jobs I would absolutely love, but I’m not qualified for them, so there’s no use applying.”

You’ve likely experienced this same thing. You find an incredible opening, but it asks for six to eight years of experience, and you only have four, or it’s a in a different industry than you’re in now, or there are a few bullet points in the job descriptions that you’ve never done before.

So you write it off and settle for something that you’re less excited about, but 100% sure you can do.

Big mistake. READ MORE

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