SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR A JOB YOU’RE NOT QUALIFIED FOR?


Member of the Senate? Um, not sure I'm qualified?

Member of the Senate? Um, not sure I’m qualified? The fact I’m Canadian wouldn’t help much either ;)

You’re scanning the career sites online and come across your ultimate dream job. It’s perfect, and you want it. Bad.

 

But wait—they’re looking for someone with 10+ years experience who’s managed a large team, and they prefer people with MBAs. And while you have great experience, you definitely don’t have those things. Should you apply, or would it just be a waste of everyone’s time when you don’t have what the position is really asking for?

 

The short answer is, it depends. Here’s some advice to consider that will help you figure out when to go for it, and how to make sure your resume doesn’t get tossed out at first glance if you do.

 

Click here for the full article, as published on the Daily Muse.

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