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Sure, you need to apply for that job — Evil HR Girl


In school, I needed to take a pottery class. I knew, nonetheless, that I’ve no innate expertise, so it was unlikely I might get a very good grade in such a category, so I didn’t take it.

Trying again on that have, I understand how ridiculous I used to be. It was a 0.5 credit score class. I in all probability might have taken it go/fail as a substitute of graded so it wouldn’t affect my GPA. However even when I had taken it and gotten a C, it was a 0.5 credit score class. And I don’t assume it could have affected my admission to graduate faculty or my present profession.

However, I didn’t take it as a result of I used to be afraid I wasn’t adequate.

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At the moment, I noticed a put up by Adam Karpiak on LinkedIn the place he talks about my concern of failure:

Sure, that very same precept that may have me taking a pottery class as an undergraduate is telling you to use for a job you’re not one hundred pc certified for. Even when LinkedIn is already telling you that 300 individuals have utilized.

Certain, with 300 candidates, you’re unlikely to get the job. However you may. Your competitors applies when they aren’t absolutely certified, and you need to too. You will have one thing particular that they really feel like they will’t prepare another person to do.

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For many issues, in fact, nearly anybody can be taught to do them. The questions are merely:

  • Are you prepared to be taught?
  • Is your organization prepared to help you within the studying section?

If the solutions to those questions are each sure, you will have a very good shot at that job. Most jobs don’t have 300 candidates, and even those who do, most will even not meet the entire record of {qualifications}.

Sure, some recruiters will discover it tremendous annoying that you weren’t excellent once you utilized.

Recruiters that do stuff like this are horrible individuals. You do not want horrible individuals in your life.

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In the event you meet 60ish p.c of the {qualifications} for a job that you really want, apply. Identical to taking that pottery class wouldn’t have torpedoed my educational success, making use of for a job you’re not already excellent at gained’t harm you both. And it might enable you to.