Should you apply anyway? This is a question many job seekers face, but not one that you should stress over. Applying when you’re underqualified is totally acceptable as long as you have read the job description and know that this is something that you have a chance at.
Ask yourself these questions first: How underqualified are you? Can you do the job? There are times when you certainly won’t, and you must be honest with yourself from reading the job description. If the job requires a doctorate degree and you only have a Bachelor’s, you’ll probably just be wasting your and the company’s time.
Other criteria might include years of experience and specific skill sets. This is where things are a bit more flexible. If you meet some but not all of the requirements and you read the job description and you know you can do the job, then go for it! But you’ll need to do a few extra steps to ensure that you indeed leave an impression even if underqualified:
Do you want to solely work on a farm but don’t own land? There are still several opportunities for individuals to work on a farm without owning it. Some great examples of jobs on the farm are below. These types of jobs are often on the AgCareers.com website throughout the United States and Canada.
1. Farm Manager – Runs operation or part of operation, management lead employees, compiling records on crops, procuring quality land, planning season and off season activities such as planting, irrigating and harvesting.
2. Farm Assistant – Serve as general laborer or farm hand, assist manager in duties above