4 Ways to Show You're Qualified for a Job When You're Inexperienced. A client of mine recently discovered an exciting position and immediately said to me, “I want to apply for this.” We worked together to polish up her resume, pull together a cover letter, and come up with a set of strong responses to frequently asked interview questions. But as we moved along through the process, I sensed her initial excitement waning. She seemed nervous, quiet, and hesitant about taking the next steps.
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