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You Don’t Need to Meet Every Qualification to Apply for a Job

Seek out positions that will stretch you

If you are a recent college graduate, chances are you have taken several classes that you believe will help prepare you for your first job. Unfortunately, most of what you need to succeed in your work involves skills you never took a class to acquire. And that can complicate the application process.

When you look at the qualifications for entry-level jobs, many of the items on the list may be things you have not yet encountered. Even when your new job involves technical skills that were covered in your classes, your future employer will likely use tools you haven’t seen before and rely on processes that go beyond what you studied.

However, and this is important, just because you don’t have all of the qualifications doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply for that job.

Please select this link to read the complete article from Harvard Business Review.

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