What not having "enough experience" really means and why having experience DOES NOT matterhttps://katrinahoner.substack.com/p/candid-career-advice-2-what-not-having

stephaniecn's profile thumbnail
I totally agree with this - many job seekers think they are not getting far in the job search because of their lack of experience but most often it has more to do with their job search and interview skills (not your day job skills).
alongcamekatrina's profile thumbnail
Absolutely hit the nail right on the head!! It’s tough out there but having these honest convos with yourself or a coach is extremely helpful to get insight on your own interviewing skills
HannahBaldovino's profile thumbnail
Katrina, completely agree! I think that people are too quick to say "no" to themselves before they even put themselves out there. Most hiring managers (if they are good) I know realize the 80-20 rule. You're not going to find someone that hits all the marks.
alongcamekatrina's profile thumbnail
Thanks Hannah! And exactly. If you hit most of the marks and you know what you’re capable of, that shows and hiring managers know that.
Sambhavi's profile thumbnail
Just to add to replies from @stephaniecn and @HannahBaldovino, I feel the covering letter should be really crisp to showcase what we've built and how we will be a right fit in spite of not covering all their tick marks.We need to spend an equal time to understand the org's needs and map our skills and showcase our projects. Rather, we tend to spend time to prepare on our actual skill sets, the mapping is lost most of the time which is why we find it difficult to crack interviews.
maggiewolff's profile thumbnail
This really resonates with me. I worked in marketing roles for 10+ years, but wasn't passionate about it and didn't really have many great results, and struggled to land better jobs throughout my career. Then I transitioned to data analysis, which was a MUCH better fit for my natural skills, and have been able to move into two analytics roles even though I was definitely below the required years of analytics experience according to the job descriptions. And I've thrived in both roles.