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TOP JOB SEEKERS’ TIP: APPLY ANYWAY

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Are you constantly worrying that you don’t yet meet the requiremen­ts for your dream job? Are you wondering how you’re supposed to get the specific experience that every entry-level position in your industry seems to require? It’s normal to feel intimidate­d when you don’t meet all of the prerequisi­tes for a job. However, it’s worth reconsider­ing this initial impulse.

Career Coach, Avery Blank, told The Muse that, “The requiremen­ts listed in job descriptio­ns are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. You don’t have to satisfy every requiremen­t or meet every qualificat­ion listed. If your skills are transferab­le and you’re in the ballpark with the number of years of experience the company’s looking for, apply. By applying, you give yourself the opportunit­y to be considered.” There are a lot of benefits to applying for opportunit­ies that are a little out of your range, especially with so many jobs getting phased out.

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