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You’ve made the decision to advance your career. You’ve been looking for great career possibilities that match your interests, hobbies, and working environment. You’re concerned, though, that the job descriptions for your desired employment need you to have a certain level of experience, education, or abilities, which you now lack. If you lack the requisite qualifications, how can you position yourself for employment?

Job roles should include “ideal” applicant education, job history, and personal characteristics that will provide the company the best chance of making a successful hire and enhancing the position’s ROI. The vast majority of hired candidates have transferable talents that demonstrate their ability to compensate for “must-have” deficiencies with comparable prior accomplishments. Applicants with a track record of success are given the most leeway when it comes to missing one or two “must-haves.”

What if you lack the necessary skills and knowledge to combat your limits in relation to the requirements?

Carry extra responsibilities.

Request more responsibility at work, or volunteer to head a project that will allow you to demonstrate your leadership, organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills. From the CEO on down, all companies desire these skills in their mid-level managers.

If you aren’t chosen, gain knowledge from your screenings.

Ask about the evaluation you obtained, as well as what further training or skills were necessary, and any other information about how you can be reconsidered again in the future.

Examine your ambitions.

You may need to adjust your career path ambitions to an interim position that provides certain experience and abilities for a period of time before applying for your ideal job.

There are digital certifications accessible.

If earning a degree or certification while working seems difficult, you now have more possibilities than ever before.

When your Resume lacks the “must-haves,” how can you expect to get interviews or be considered for a job? Correct the issues below:

Cover Letter

In your cover letter, highlight specific, transferable experiences and achievements.


Prepare solutions in advance that illustrate your transferable knowledge and skills, since this will persuade the company that you can give the ROI they need.


On your résumé, highlight specific, quantifiable achievements.

Every leader and c-suite executive was chosen for an advanced position in their industry before they had completed all of the “must-haves” of certain responsibilities in their professional path. They achieved success by anticipating their desired job responsibilities, matching the jobs’ requirements to their current skills and experiences, and pursuing opportunities to create and convey their success narrative. You can do the same with your own career path. If you require assistance in locating your ideal job, please contact us.