One of the more frustrating things I run into when looking for work is people only wanting someone that has already done the exact job they are hiring for.
“Designer needed. Must know Photoshop and have general office computer skills. Looking for a self starter with a clean sense of design. Must have a minimum of 8 years experience designing for an art director with the first name of ‘Alfred’ while sitting at a northwest facing desk on the second floor of a 5 story office building with an average ambient temperature of 73 degrees fahrenheit.”
Of course 1 week after you are hired, Alfred retires and your department is moved to the fourth floor anyway.