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Should I Apply to a Job If I Don’t Meet All the Qualifications?

Job descriptions are like a Christmas wish list, with the hiring manager itemizing every single skill, task, and experience they prefer a candidate to possess. So how can we show that we are qualified for a job when we don’t necessarily meet all of the expectations?

In this episode, adapted from a reader question Kimberly received on The Cut - New York Magazine, your host walks you through her interview prep tips so you can translate confidence into qualification in your next interview.

To read more on @thecut go to:


  • How are you presenting yourself in interviews?
  • What is the gap between your current role and the one you desire?
  • Share stories that convey your qualifications
  • Utilizing the STAR answer format
  • “No one can sell you in the way that you can sell you!”


“Interviewing is all storytelling. Every story you pick should align you to the job that you're applying for. So take some time to curate the success stories that showcase you winning.”

“You stating the facts about all that you accomplished is not egotistical or cocky. It's your job to make sure this hiring leader and the whole team understand the great work you've done. And you've got to be shameless about it.”


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