Aug 13, 2018 - 01:54 AM
Start by realizing that most job listings are a wish list rather than a list of demands. Employers are hoping to find the perfect candidate, but most will settle for reliable employees. If you're only a couple of years off of the experience requirements, apply for the job anyway. Don't apply for the position that asks for a decade of experience, but a year or two fewer than asked is generally fine.
Look for companies that are remote-only or remote-first employers. These businesses have the highest demand for the position and often keep applications on file for quick fill-ins.
Craft your cover letter and resume to spotlight your best qualifications. A functional-style resume can draw attention to your skill set rather than your limited work history. Comb the job listing for buzzwords and repeated phrases to use in your own application.