Close counts in horseshoes and job hunting?
October 5, 2009 8:24 PM Subscribe
Job-Filter. How to best display your skills when you have close to what they want?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (5 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
anon because of colleagues who are on/read AskMe. I am currently employed but am starting to look at something that might suit me better. I have found a few jobs that I believe I am well suited for. Several have a longish list of skills and qualifications that aren't often found together and I have them (yay!). The problem is that I am looking at a different industry from where I am now (though there is some overlap in tasks and subject matter) and I'm not a complete match on one (or sometimes several) qualifications. I guess a good example would be if they want someone who can grow grapes, sing tenor, design evening gowns, and perform surgery on toes while I can grow grapes, sing tenor, design evening gowns, and operate on ankles. How can I highlight the "operates on feet" thing and show my "ankle" expertise is relevant to "toes"? Do I even try to highlight it or just mention my other qualifications?
Apologies if this is wordy and awkard. Haven't job hunted in a while.