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.”
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!