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5 Ways to Get Hired Even If You're Unqualified

How You Can Get the Job Even If You Lack Some Qualifications

5. Find a Way to Stand Out

If you lack experience or some of the necessary skills, the bad news is you’re starting out a disadvantage. But all is not lost.

You can make up for your shortcomings with a unique or outstanding cover letter. Your skills might not stand out compared to other jobseekers, so you’ll have to focus on getting noticed and remembered in a positive light right off the bat. If it’s a graphic designer position send in a customized cover letter with knockout designs that show you’re creative side, or if it’s a web design position create a website that serves as your cover letter and lets the hiring manager know you’re willing to go the extra mile.