TOP JOB SEEKERS’ TIP: APPLY ANYWAY
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.