(Closed) Ever felt underqualified but still applied?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Absolutely!  Especially if the recruiter is asking for a resume without asking you to pay them a fee up front.

Post # 4
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

What’s the worst that can happen? They don’t hire you. Which is the same situation you’re in now. Nothing to lose! Most job ads are for the “perfect” candidate, and it’s rare that they find someone with 100% of the qualifications, anyway!

Post # 6
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@MrsWe:  No one has *all* the qualifications. As long as you have 80 percent of what’s being asked for, apply. Then rock the interview and prove you deserve it.

If a recruiter is asking, it’s a no brainer to send. They’ve already screen Linkedin (which is essentially a resume) and they are interested. This happens all the time (I get about 5 recruiter emails a week, but usually for stuff I don’t want).

Post # 8
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@crayfish:  Agreed 100%.

Post # 9
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

yep – and i went from answering the phone, to supervisor to manager of my own location of that company in a year.

i was never 100% qualified for any of the jobs! go for it!

Post # 11
7653 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yup! I apply for the job if it looks interesting and I meet some of the qualifications. What have you got to lose?

Besides, if a recruiter is reaching out to YOU they obviously feel you must be qualified. Go for it!

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