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Should you still apply for a job if you don’t have enough experience?

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My friend told me "within reason" but what's your interpretation of that? More than half? One or two years short? I have 2.5 years of experience for a job that requires 5. Still worth applying for?

I’ve heard 70 to 75% bandied about as a reasonable expectation to be considered as a possible applicant for a job position.

You are guaranteed not to get 100% of the jobs you don’t apply for.

The acid test is if you have less experience than the job posting requires, you apply and they invite you in for an interview, then perhaps there is some wiggle-room on their requirements.

You will want to craft your resume so that you highlight the experience you do have in relation to what they are seeking. Solid, practical experience may win over another job applicant who has merely ‘put in time’.

There can be a difference in experience levels. Your resume will server to entice them to invite you in for an interview.

The interview is where you wow them with your expectation.

Rae Stonehouse

 

As originally answered on Quora.com

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