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Have you ever seen a job advertised that you really liked, but for which you were not entirely qualified? Here we show you how to convince a potential employer, and yourself, that you're perfect for the position!

1. Prepare for the interview. Being prepared is more important than knowledge about work, skills and experience.

2. Adjust your resume. Think creatively as the experience you have is related to the work you want. Highlight aspects of your previous work that are relevant to the job you're requesting.

3. Get an interview. The hardest part of getting a job for which you may not be the most technically qualified applicant is to get an interview.

4. Act professionally

5. Have confidence in yourself. Focus on why you honestly believe that you would be good at this particular job. Make a list of the reasons in advance. If you have confidence in yourself, you're more likely to convince the employer of your ability.

6. Be optimistic. A positive attitude will show the interviewer that you're a person with a philosophy of "I can do it"

7. Be nice. We all like to hire and work with people we like.

8. You must be informed. Learn things about the company and the business before you go to the interview. You should also know what they expect you to do for the company.

9. Have smart questions!. There is always more work than can be said in an ad, you can discover job functions for which you're more qualified and you can focus directly on them.

10. You must be open to the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčtraining. If the employer intends to train you for the job, show enthusiasm about learning new things and a clear willingness to invest extra time and effort to train you. If you're fast learning, it is time to mention it.

11. Make the interview a starting point. If the job is something you're not qualified for, ask if you can leave your resume in the company or ask if there are similar opportunities at a lower level or more in line with your characteristics. If you seem to be someone enthusiastic, intelligent, and engaged in your job search, the interviewer is more likely to offer you suggestions for entering the company or the business.

12. Smile. When there are two or more candidates competing for the same position, more often than not, hiring will be based on a matter of "chemistry" and less on experience. Make sure you smile often throughout the interview and laugh when it is appropriate to do so. A positive attitude demonstrated with smiles is a great way to send the signal that you have what it takes to become a player on a team.

Tips

- Think about the possibility of taking specific training in the area you're wishing to enter. It is not a good idea to apply for a job for which you're not technically qualified, so getting a better qualification is better than trying to follow the steps that we have outlined in this article.

- Keep trying. You may not get that first job for which you interviewed. Each interview will leave you better prepared for the next one. Go back to school, get more training or take a position at a lower level, etc.

- Talk to someone who already has the job of your dreams, after all, they are the ones who know how they got it!
Remember, about two thirds of the time, it is not the most qualified candidate who is hired, he is the one who does the best job of promoting himself. Remember: "No" really means "Not now," not "Never."

- If it is an option and you have the means to support yourself, you could offer to work for free for the company for a period of time (for example, a week, a month) to test yourself and measure your skills.

- This is very useful advice when YOU ARE QUALIFIED for work in the manufacturing, food and beverage industries, but you have no relevant experience.

Warnings

- You must be prepared to handle the rejection, because despite these tips, it may not work. Some employers may not take you into account for positions where you have no experience.

- Never lie or exaggerate. It's okay to make your experience look the best you can, but don't say you have experience in an area that you really don't have.

- You could get it, but your new employer and colleagues could be fooled by your lack of work experience. They may not want to take extra time to catch up when they expected a certain level of competence and experience. In addition, you may feel unhappy with the extra work required to keep up with the company.

- There are some jobs that can't be done unless you have the license to do so. Try to do some research in advance, and make sure you can practice a certain profession legally without having the corresponding records in advance.

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