Q: I really want to apply to a job that I don’t have the qualifications for. I know I can do the job if given the opportunity and training. How do I apply for the job without being passed over for someone more qualified? ~ Bin-Li, New York
A: The first step in applying for any job is to create a resume that personally brands you and effectively markets your skill set. If you don’t have the required skill set or past work experience for a job, the best way to address this on your resume is head on. Show that you have knowledge in the field or the ability to do the job based on other skills you already have. The key is to show hiring managers that the new job would be a natural career progression for you rather than a complete career change. As long as you show the capability to learn new skills on your resume, you will be considered for the job.