If you can prove to them that you can solve their problem, you instantly decommoditize yourself, and none of those things on paper matter as much.
How to Get Any Job You Want (even if you’re unqualified)
Raghav Haran

But this is rather difficult, this requires the individual to either have had experience in the field which gives them the capability to solve the problem(s) or for the individual to have intelligence to attack problems in various sectors in different ways. So in this sense, in reality, you are qualified but on paper due to the lack of credentials.