Have you ever had that experience of scrolling through jobs online — which can honestly feel a bit like sifting through a trash heap — and stumbling upon a gem amidst the junk?
Your eyes get wide as you’re reading through the description. You’re mentally checking off how good it all sounds: An actually decent salary! A cool work environment! Ability to work from home sometimes! Responsibilities that would actually stimulate my brain!
… and then, there at the bottom … “must have 10+ years of experience.”
Cue instant defeat and disappointment.
Annnd back to the junk pile you go.
OR MAYBE NOT
Last summer Kristen wrote about why you should apply for jobs you’re not qualified for — because SO many of our clients find awesome opportunities, but don’t feel experienced enough (or “good enough” in some other way) to get them, and end up disqualifying themselves for something they could actually have gotten, if they’d tried.
And now, because it’s week three of the Summer Freedom Series (one month of surprise bonuses that inspire, uplift and make you feel free), we’re taking this from why you should apply to jobs you aren’t qualified for to the next level:
How to apply for jobs you’re not qualified for.
We recorded a FREE audio download for you where we’re going into:
- What the magic “cutoff” of experience is: How little is actually too little vs. when you can stretch it;
- Real-life examples of how our clients have successfully gotten jobs they weren’t “technically” qualified for;
- What to say — and what not to say — in cover letters and interviews about your experience (or lack thereof);
- How to persuade people that your minimal qualifications might actually be an advantage;
- … and more!
To download, click the image below and scroll to the bottom of the page. Enter your name and email address, and we’ll send the audio straight to your inbox:
MISSED THE FIRST TWO BONUSES?
It’s not all the time (actually, we’ve never done this before) that we send out a free surprise bonus every week for a month! So, if you aren’t getting our weekly emails, make sure you are — take the Passion Profile Quiz, enter your email at the end of the quiz, and then check your inbox to confirm. Then you’ll be on our list and all set to get the next free bonus (coming this Thursday, August 4th).
And if you’ve got friends, family, or colleagues who you think would enjoy any of the bonuses we’re sending, forward your email along to them so that they can get their own bonus. We’d love to have them in the Clarity on Fire circle!
Until then, enjoy your audio download, and come share a comment on the “Why you should apply for jobs you aren’t qualified for” post if you hadn’t read it before! We’d love to hear your take.
Kristen + Rachel