Here’s why you should apply for the job, even if you don’t have all the skills

Job hunting can sometimes be a bit of a mystery: In the beginning it is a numbers game: Studies have shown that it takes an average of 21 to 80 applications to receive a job offer and that these are the standard job offers companies receive around 250 applications.

And then there is the following: You may initially reject many job advertisements because you read the catalog of requirements and think: “I can do that some of it, but I can’t do everything,” so you close the page and move on.

But it turns out this is a minor mistake. A study of recruiters found that 42% of the resumes they received were from candidates who didn’t meet the job requirements. But that didn’t deter them: 84% of HR leaders said their company would be willing to hire an employee whose skills can be developed through training.

This finding is backed up by major tech multinationals like CRM giant Hubspot, which encourages applications with the following note: “We know that the trust deficit and impostor syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply apply – we would love to hear from you.”

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Research shows that while men and women look for jobs in a similar way, they apply for them differently. Women feel that they must meet 100% of the criteria to submit an application, but men apply after meeting about 60% of the job requirements.

But women have better opportunities than they may realize. Another study found that female applicants were 16% more likely than men to be hired after applying for a job, and 18% more likely than men to also be hired for a stretch job.

The result? Apply for the position even if you think you don’t meet all the criteria – the data speaks for itself. Below we have three jobs worth checking out.

Software Development Manager, Customer Development, Amazon Web Services, Inc., Remote

If you want to be part of the industry revolution towards digitizing and modernizing software, the AWS Customer Engineering team is looking for a Software Development Manager to lead a high-performing team of software engineers and technical program managers to deliver robust and turnkey solutions. Solving complex problems for customers.

You will drive technical excellence, quality and operational focus while delivering rapid results and software delivery. You will effectively align long-term plans, development platform considerations, deployment process, and technical strategy, engaging with design, code, implementation details, and deployments to model best practices and increase team capability, capability, and impact. You will need seven or more years of experience working directly on engineering teams, experience partnering with product or program management teams, and three years of leadership and engineering management experience. Get the full job listing here.

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Mgr Workforce Management, MoneyGram, Dallas

The Mgr Workforce Management is responsible for leading a team of analysts accountable for ensuring the consistent day-to-day and intraday achievement of critical performance metrics such as service level, occupancy, turnaround time and meeting set goals for MoneyGram’s internal and outsourced contact resources center. Maintain processes and procedures for the team, including service level impact alerts and notifications and business continuity procedures. They analyze current and historical trends in determining call center staffing needs and adjustments, and develop schedules that effectively deploy staffing levels that consistently meet service level commitments and budget goals. You will need a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and five to seven years of workforce management experience in a managerial role and experience with planning and forecasting methods and best practices. The full job description can be found here.

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Senior Software Engineer (.NET), Personify, Remote – USA

Personify builds strong connections with customers so they can build strong connections with their communities. The ThreeSixty product team is seeking an experienced Senior Software Engineer who can hands-on code complex solutions while providing estimation, architectural guidance, and mentoring to the team. They communicate with the DevOps, Cloud and Client Support departments to assist in the deployment, configuration or troubleshooting of software. If you enjoy taking on new challenges, working in a rapidly changing environment, learning new skills and applying all of this to solve meaningful and impactful business problems, Personify wants you to be part of our team. You have more than five years of software development experience, working across the SDLC, and have a strong understanding of computer science fundamentals, coding standards, and design principles/patterns. Learn more here.

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This article was written by Kirstie McDermott and is part of a collaboration between NextPit and Jobbio. Find out more about the partnership between NextPit and Jobbio here.