Should I apply for a job even if I don’t have the required experience?
Absolutely! If you think you can handle the job requirements, it never hurts to apply for the position. Whether you have fewer years of experience than they’re asking, or you are missing one of the hard skills mentioned, these don’t necessarily rule you out from landing the job. Skills can be learned on the job, and if you’re the best candidate, years of experience won’t matter in the end. Just don’t lie and say you have the qualifications when you don’t. Another thing to keep in mind is that you should never lie, embellish, or include false information on your resume to try to make yourself seem like a more optimal candidate. Employers have a tendency to conduct background checks, which means they can and will catch you in a lie, don't take that chance!
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