When you’re job searching, it can be very hard to decipher a job description. There really is no standard practice out there, and it can be very tough to figure out what a company truly expects in a candidate. Some will tell you a posting is more like a wish list and companies just want to see what they can get. However, it will most likely be a waste of your time to apply if you don’t meet any of the minimum or required qualifications.
But how can you tell if you’re devaluing your experience when selecting which jobs to apply to? Maybe you’re returning to work after an absence and feel like you’re not up to speed on the latest technology. Don’t let that hold you back from going after jobs you qualify for and deserve. If the following situations apply to you, you may be setting your sights too low.