Learn how to properly use questions.
You can learn, get answers, give answers, mentor people and develop your reputation just by using questions. Learn to use questions in a non-threatening way and you will open up many doors.
Don’t be better, be different.
You might not have the exact experience listed on the job description, but if you can show how your unique skills would better suit the company, you have a better shot than someone who is a more technical match.
Talk openly about your failures.
People will respect and trust you if they see that you’re taking risks and aren’t ashamed to learn from them.