How can I address gaps in my knowledge or knowledge that deviates from my field when applying to a job?
Office Hours #1: Resume Writing with Judy Park [37:50]
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Show up and Get Connected: (1) Write a killer cover letter that highlights what you've learned and how you're the right fit; (2) Get connected on LinkedIn with people in the firm and find out more through information interviews/internal submission.
Those gaps that you have may actually become assets so that you can look at things in a new way. Good luck!
There have been a few positions in which I didn’t possess the level of knowledge or years of qualification for a particular position. When this was mentioned in the job interview, I focused on what skills I had that fit the job as well as qualities that would allow me to grow within it. For instance, for my current position I didn’t have knowledge for the Medicare Advantage/Healthcare industry. However, I have had multiple years in P&C insurance and held prior positions in which I had to research/gain knowledge on subjects in a short time in order to be successful. When this question was presented to me in the interview, I highlighted my work ethic and ability as well as passion to learn new areas. I proceeded to give a few examples and the success I had from my past work experiences.