Industry experts feel that it never hurts to apply to a job which one might be qualified for. Although, there is a strategy one needs to follow. According to Bock, author of various best-selling HR books and founder of Humu Inc., these days posted job requirements hold minimal importance than they used to be. Organizations provide various exceptional approaches to the posted requirements these days which was not there before.
According to Robert Half, there was a time when employers use to take the minimum requirements listed religiously, although these days nearly 84% of the organizations are eager to recruit and train a candidate who has inadequate requires expertise. It has also been found that around 42% of the candidates do not meet the needed skills mentioned on the job listing, although 62% of the candidates are been offered a job profile for which the candidate does not meet the eligibility criteria. Paul McDonald, a senior executive with Robert Half says studies suggest that one must apply what if one considers himself/herself underqualified for a job post. Organizations are challenged with finding qualified candidates who fulfil 100% description of the job; hence, they hire a candidate who qualifies some of the job descriptions. That is why it is ideal to apply to a job in case someone is meeting at least part of the job eligibility or qualifications. As an applicant, it is always good to take a shot every single time, as there is no harm applying to these kinds of openings.
It is surely disheartening when you do not receive a response for the application submitted but there is no reason to keep on applying even if someone not receiving any response. It is being suggested by the industry experts that one is required to apply and reapply repeatedly, might be once in a month, resubmitting the resume helps it to float back on the top of the shack.
It is ideal to repeat not only the job description keyboards in their applications but also one has to make sure to indicate the key brand names, notably when the candidate does not meet all the qualifications of the job. Candidate can mention the prospective employer’s crucial clients as well as competitors explaining any work project being undertaken in any capacity.
The personal recommendation makes a difference many times when a candidate does not meet job criteria. It is ideal to reach out for connections inside the networks while applying for a job.
Soft skills play a striking role when not many job requirements are met by a candidate. Candidate can show his/her intangible skills to get the attention of the employer.
What if someone not meeting the job requirements based on qualification or experience, but the industry experts believe that one must not lie about the expertise one possesses and the expertise one does not.