Job Postings: What They Say vs. What They Mean

"Must have this and must have that"

Whether it is a PhD or simply ability to work the late shift, there's no getting around the "requirements."

Or is there? If the requirements are so exacting that very few people could ever qualify you just might be the best candidate after all!

If you possess the most important jobseeker "must haves" -- guts and determination -- apply. But if you're not otherwise well qualified, back off. It can only end in tears.