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Has anyone ever been hired for a job you were definitely not qualified for? How did it go? I have been interviewing for a position with a higher title + different industry + different role than what I am doing today and somehow I keep moving on to the next round. Am I just imposter syndrome-ing myself or is this a bad idea?

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Yes, senior data scientist in faang despite a non stem undergrad, no-masters, and self taught programming skills. Havent been fired yet knock on wood

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How long have you been there? How have you been managing it?

Learn on the job and leverage the skills you can in the meantime. About to do the same.

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Second this. I am about to do the same too. Back yourself

Yes. I told them I wasn't, they said they would train me, and it's going great a year in

Would add - you'll learn a ton. It's a guaranteed growth role and will take you awhile to get bored

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