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When I was applying for my first job out of college, I was invited to interview for a role that sounded interesting, maybe not exactly what I was looking for, but it was something. By the time my interview date rolled around, another position had opened up on their team - one that was much more in line with my interests. Since I already had an interview scheduled, they just had me meet with the other hiring manager while I was there, and then I was first in line to do a proper interview for that role once they were ready. And that's the job I ended up getting offered. When I was job searching for my current role, a recruiter reached out to me about a role at a dream company. It was a step up from what I was doing, but I was so interested in working there, and I had already heard all the "go after the jobs you're only 50% qualified for" advice. After getting through the interview, the recruiter said the hiring manager felt I wasn't quite at senior manager level (and I honestly agreed), but they wanted me on their team, so they down-leveled the role to manager, and made an offer. In addition to "go after the role even if you don't have 100% of the qualifications", go after the roles that are close but not a perfect fit. You never know how things will work out. New roles are always opening up, things can always be adjusted based on the right candidate. If the company and the people are good, it's worth pursuing.
jjYu's profile thumbnail
LOVE hearing this story and thank you for sharing!