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Best way to write a resume cover letter for a job you're not yet qualified for?

My skill set is a little behind the curve (VBA, MS Access, decent SQL, limited Java) but I have a real aptitude for programming and everything I have learned has been on-the-job. How do I land a job in this situation? I basically need someone to give me a chance to come on board and learn for a short period of time before becoming an real asset. How do I beg without begging on my cover letter?

Asked By: Captain S - 11/18/2008
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I agree with the other answers and suggest that you will do best in a small company. Large corporations tend to want the certifications while a smaller company is more likely to give you on the job training... More
Answered By: bxr - 11/18/2008
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List your strengths instead of magnifying your weaknesses.
Answered By: Chris K - 11/18/2008
 
Talk about your willingness to learn and advance yourself along with the company...and be willing to accept less money than a more qualified person.
Answered By: sgtsweetpants - 11/18/2008
 
try this: http://www.my-linker.com/hop/cover-letter
Answered By: Nur - 11/19/2008
 
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