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  • All you need is confidence in yourself. You've GOT this. The only thing I can say is that, during the interview, look very keen and interested in the technical questions they ask you. Whether you know the answers or not (Don't panic.). I relaxed once because I found the answers they asked easy. I never got called back, because the interviewer thought I was bored and disinterested in the position itself! :(

    Requirement 2 just wants you to have experience with asset tracking in a database. You have some SQL experience, so you have worked with a database, and I expect you've worked with a HelpDesk software as well, which is also a database. Aside from that, address everything like you did for Requirement 8. You ARE proficient. You CAN do it. You consider those the weak points in your skill set, but you have a desire to learn and improve in those areas with their systems...

    Go get that position.

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    • All you need is confidence in yourself. You've GOT this. The only thing I can say is that, during the interview, look very keen and interested in the technical questions they ask you. Whether you know the answers or not (Don't panic.). I relaxed once because I found the answers they asked easy. I never got called back, because the interviewer thought I was bored and disinterested in the position itself! :(

      Requirement 2 just wants you to have experience with asset tracking in a database. You have some SQL experience, so you have worked with a database, and I expect you've worked with a HelpDesk software as well, which is also a database. Aside from that, address everything like you did for Requirement 8. You ARE proficient. You CAN do it. You consider those the weak points in your skill set, but you have a desire to learn and improve in those areas with their systems...

      Go get that position.

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    • Look, as long as you check off a few boxes, most places care that you have passion for technology and will be an asset to the team.  They know they can train you if they feel you are the type of person who will want to learn it, embrace the learning! Have a good answer for why you stepped away for a couple of years.  

      Knowing the business is a huge plus. 

      Yah, I'd be less concerned about the technical, good IT people know that even if you know a technology they've probably implemented it differently so you'll still have a learning curve. Be cool, be open, and honest.  IT people are incredibly good at hearing equivocation, lies and spin so don't do it (maybe a little). If you're straightforward and honest that'll go a long way.

      "Do you know technology 'x'?"  You know, I don't (eyes light up) but it's something I always hoped to get exposed to and learn how it works.  Then ask them a question about it (a technical question someone who's read the web page would know), as if the learning will start now.  It'd work on me :)

      Good luck.

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    • Thank you both of you! It went well. Fingers crossed now for the results. 

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