6 Strategies To Land That “Long Shot” Job

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By: Erinn Carey

Via: Femme & Fortune

Think about how many times you’ve seen a job opportunity that you know you could absolutely rock; yet that voice in your head is saying, “If only I had an MBA, a few more years of experience, and knowledge of that industry…THEN, I’d definitely have a chance.”

Selena Rezvani who has written two fantastic books and countless articles on the topic of women’s leadership, and speaks all over the nation, highlighted a study that really stuck with me.

It was a study conducted by Hewlett Packard, in an effort to figure out how to get more women into top leadership positions. They found that women applied for a promotion only when they believed they met 100% of the qualifications listed for the job. Men on the other hand, applied when they had just 60% of the qualifications. Since then, study after study has confirmed that underqualified men don’t think twice about putting a hat in the ring, whereas overqualified women still hold back.

So, should you stand still, or just go for it?

You should go for it!

I challenge you to incorporate these road tested tips, and throw your hat in the ring.

Click here to read Erinn’s 6 strategies!