Get the Job You’re Totally Not Qualified For

Posted May 25, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Career Moves

Here’s how the regular internet job search goes. You visit a job search site, you type in some combination of words, and you pray that what pops up looks good, right? But inevitably, in that stack of hundreds of job descriptions, there’s one that for you feels like a giant leap. Somewhere deep inside you, you’d love to take that leap, but it seems impossible…implausible….that with your experience you could ever land that job.

Well, meet Tim Murphy. Tim is the founder of a company and blog called ApplyMate. ApplyMate actually allows you to track job submissions online, which we just posted about in “The Importance of Tracking in Your Job Search” (but that’s beside the point). Tim decided he needed to show his followers that he, too, could apply for jobs. So he picked one that was, by his own admission, out of his reach. And guess what? He got it.

In a series of posts on his blog, Tim takes us through the steps he followed to get a job he’s totally not qualified for.

Tim got the job, and with some of his advice, so will you! Take the leap, and what’s the worst that could happen? You don’t get the job. No big deal. Leap!

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."