Hi All, I've got an upcoming "chat" with an HR representative for a research position at an industry research facility. I am a computationalist and I think I would love the position. However, the specific numerical methods they work with (being more based on finite-element methods) are not something I have demonstrable research experience in. My own research has been focused on more computational linear algebra methods. However, my career (and how I market myself) has been focused on strong numerics and high-performance computing (HPC) and I'm certainly extremely familiar with finite-element methods (and have used them in previous industry internships), though not the exact methods. My problem is that I am having an initial interview with an HR person (not a physicist/computationalist), so how do I communicate: No, I have not exactly used those modeling buzzwords but I've written extremely efficient, customized (i.e. not just "out-of-the-box") codes, based in a half-a-dozen or so different numerical methods throughout my classroom, industry and research career and in the time until taking up the position I am extremely confident I could become expert at those exact method before starting the job. How do I convince someone of that without talking about any specific scientific/mathematical explanation or justification relating to the exact methods? Any feedback is greatly appreciated.