When looking for a job, is it okay to apply for jobs where you don't have about 30%-40% of the requirements?

When looking for a job, is it okay to apply for jobs where you don’t have about 30%-40% of the requirements?

In a word - yes - it’s ok to apply for them but consider:

  • It WILL be harder for you to get the job
  • You WILL need something extenuating assets that counter-balance this failure to meet the minimum requirements

If you’r comfortable with the first, and capable of demonstrating the second. Then of course apply!

If not - don’t devote too much time to the application and look alternatives which range from:

  • Getting into the firm in a different position then working from the inside
  • Networking
  • Applying later when you meet minimum requirements
  • Building some other assets
  • Don’t both applying

I hope this helps!

transcribed from applying for jobs