Answered by Peggy, Hiring Expert at Emerson, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Whether you are outside the experience requirement by being overqualified or underqualified, I would say the answer depends. Carefully read the job posting. Many will state a "required" number of years, "minimum" or even "preferred." If your experience is just shy by a year or two, but you have the education, or over by that much and have the education, you may want to apply anyway. However, if you're over or under by five years or more, I would advise you not to apply.