Friday, June 26, 2015

You can be unqualified and still get the job

Debra Auerbach writes about this on CareerBuilder.

The key is sell the skills you do have.

First, do your research--hirers like people who are interested in their company.

Get someone influential to put in  a good word for you.

Show you can change, can learn, are eager.

Show how you can solve the company's problems. People like having their problems solved.

Decide ahead of the interview how to show you are the right person. Be confident, interesting---not pushy and arrogant, just smooth and interesting.

I used to joke around, back when I read want ads (remember those?) that I would not apply to a job that I had no idea about.

Yet, I did sometimes--and got them!

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