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I’m being contacted by recruiters for positions that I’m probably only half qualified. But pay is very good. Should I just see if I can ace the interview and get the offer or should I be honest upfront and tell them that I’m not 100% qualified ?

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No one is 100% qualified, friend! If the hiring managers think you are good enough, then you are! :)

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Recruiter reached out to me over a director position...I'm a consultant with 1 YOE

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Some recruiters are ridiculously stupid and I don’t even bother replying to them. To give an analogy, It’s like they looking for a veterinarian when I’m a PhD doctor. Just because I’ve the word doctor in my resume.

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As someone said earlier, no one is ever 100% qualified for a role, so go for it. Also give yourself some credit, the world is full of challenges as it is so no need to punch yourself in the face with negative talk.

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Yes absolutely try, be genuine but work hard to crush the interviews and show you can learn things quickly. My SO was in the same position and ended up in a great role!

It’s up for them to determine if you’re qualified, not you. Go for it!

Here is my dilemma. If I do get the role and I Accept it, I would go in at manager level and i might embarrass myself I don’t know what I’m doing. Plus people above me are going to be partners and associate partners. I can’t seem lost to them right?? Is that risk worth taking?

Don't determine the winner before you even run the race. Go interview. Worst case, its practice. Best case, the universe is throwing you into something because you are ready for the next big thing in your life.

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