Years of experience won’t make you qualified for a job. And here’s why.

But what about the company recognizing “qualified”? How does one convince an HR manager or hiring manager that you are “qualified” because you can learn quickly and well and bring focus and passion to the work?

I ask this because I’ve spent around fifteen years applying for positions that I know I could do well, positions where I know I could bring fast learning, focus and passion and quickly provide a great deal of value to the organization. But for fifteen years, I’ve been told over and over again (literally dozens of times) “You were a strong candidate, but we hired someone with more experience.”

If you don’t actually need that experience to be qualified, why am I always turned down for jobs because I lack experience? (at least according to HR…)

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