Job listing site CareerBuilder lists seven so-called rules of job hunting that are sometimes necessary to break in order to land a job that's perfect for you. One in particular—applying for jobs without the listed experience requirement—should inspire anyone feeling overwhelmed:
Forty-six percent of executives said they rely heavily on instinct when making a hiring decision, according to a survey by Robert Half International. If their gut says to hire the candidate with minimum experience but an explosive personality over the aloof applicant with years of experience — they'll usually take the former.
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