Raise your hand if you’ve ever applied for a job that you thought you weren’t exactly qualified to do. And raise your hand again if you’ve ever interviewed for a position that made you wonder if the company misread your resume and thought you were more experienced than you were.

If you’re anything like I was before I became a recruiter, you probably wonder how closely employers try to match a resume to their list of requirements. And I bet you’ve skipped a few opportunities because you thought your resume would make a hiring manager say, “This is ridiculous. How could this junior-level person even consider herself eligible?” Read more…

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