Cheri Thom, Business Analyst & Product Owner
After finding herself in a role she didn't love, Cheri figured out how to overcome her fear of being unqualified and landed an ideal role.
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Do job qualifications always matter?
The simple answer is not always. Many times the listed job qualifications are there to automatically filter out candidates so the employer doesn’t have to, and fear of applying for a role without meeting every qualification stops many people from ever going after what they truly want.
Cheri found herself in a job that was immediately not what she thought it would be and while she was searching for a new role, she initially bypassed the roles she really wanted because she didn’t feel qualified. Fast forward – Cheri talks about what she did in order to land the role she wanted anyway.
What you’ll learn
- How to not settle or sacrifice what you want and need for a job that “looks good”
- How your fear of negotiation may actually be beneficial
- Why it’s important to go for a role you want even if you don’t feel fully qualified
- How to move on and let go of roles that aren’t a fit
- Why it’s imperative to know what is important to you when looking at roles
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