What the election has taught me about the job search process....
You never know what the employer is looking for....they may want someone with years of experience in the field or perhaps they are looking for a new fresh face to bring a totally different perspective. How are you to know? You can’t, it's just that simple.
All you can do is put your best foot forward and present your best self. No matter how well you think you are doing in an interview, do not assume you have the job. On the flip side just because you feel like you don’t meet the criteria for the job description, you should apply anyway and make a great pitch for yourself to convince the hiring manger how your transferable skills will be a great fit for the position.
Use your network to leverage yourself and if you don’t get the job, be gracious and don’t burn any bridges. Employers might remember you in the future and may reach out if a different position becomes available that you could be a better fit for!