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What If You Overqualify For The Job You Want?

Professional Resume Services

Sometimes, you find yourself in the unenviable category of “ overqualifiedcandidates when applying for a job.

Overqualified? What Should You Add and Subtract from Your Resume?

Career Realism

If you are a candidate who may be overqualified for a job you’re considering, think about making adjustments to your resume to help you get the job. Resume & Cover Letter advice career expert job overqualified resume searchTo get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

should I hire an overqualified candidate?

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One candidate is an engineer with over 20 years of experience, only a little of which is on point for the position we are offering. ”, how I can get to what would prompt a candidate to apply for a job that will pay so much less than I am sure he could get in other places? How can I find out if that is the case? hiring outside

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4 Ways to BOMB the Overqualified Job Interview Question

Tim's Strategy

Tired of being asked the euphemistic “Aren’t you overqualified for this job?” This is a guest post by Lisa Rangel. question? Best wishes….

why employers don’t want to hire overqualified candidates

Ask A Manager

When you’re applying for jobs, being told that you’re being dismissed because you’re “overqualified” for a job you know you could do well is incredibly frustrating. To job seekers, being told they’re overqualified can feel like being told by a date that they’re too funny or good-looking – and leaves them wondering why it’s a deal-breaker.

should employers hire overqualified candidates?

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In an ordinary labor market, I’d say that they were overqualified, and have the standard concerns — they don’t really understand the position, they will want more money than we can offer. But in this economy, I get that there are people who understand the money and the job, are overqualified, but want it anyway.

Welcome to Candidate Experience Week! #thecandidate

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It’s Candidate Experience week on Blogging4Jobs powered by the cool folks at Talent Circles. Themed Week - The Candidate

Hiring for Diversity, Pt4: “Overqualified People” | Hiring.

Hiring Technical People

What about “overqualified&# people? Consider the value that a candidate brings. She did. She loves the writing. He does. She did.

“Sorry, but you are overqualified.” – Here’s a way past that.

Sklover Working Wisdom

No matter what the job was, Phil kept hearing five words, over and over again: “Sorry, but you are overqualified.” On the one hand, common sense suggested to Phil that having more qualifications than a job required simply made a job candidate more than ready, willing and able to fulfill the job responsibilities, and thus more valuable.

recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews.

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I’ve tried reaching out to the candidates, but they’ve got our numbers and never answer or return my messages. Over 50% of the time.

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Top 10 Screening Mistakes made by Recruiters [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

Taking a candidate on simply from the résumé because of lack of time, can increase turnover costs and cause more harm than good.

my manager won’t manage, applying when you’re overqualified, and more

Ask A Manager

Keep in mind, too, that these figures are rarely exact requirements; they’re giving an approximate idea of the experience level of the candidate they’re looking for, not performing exact tallies. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. My boss is rude to another department head. And say what?

Committing to a Position | Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People

He wanted to make sure a person he thought was overqualified for a position stayed in the job for two years. (!!) So, acknowledge that fear.

handling a pushy rejected job candidate

Ask A Manager

In all of those hiring processes, the same person has been an unsuccessful candidate each time: She’s someone who looks great on paper, but did NOT do well in the interview. She has been rude and egotistical (“I am overqualified for this job…I could do YOUR job just fine!”) I did not hire her. What should I do?

contacting people who had my job before me, am I overqualified, under-qualified, or just right, and more

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Am I overqualified, under-qualified, or just right? I still feel like an entry level candidate, so I’ve been applying to entry level jobs–some that ask for the masters, most that just ask for a bachelor’s degree–and I don’t know if I’m under/overqualified. Here we go…. Am I being paranoid?

50% of Employee Engagement Is Not Overshooting Your Recruiting Target.

HR Capitalist

One question we never seem to ask: Do we think the candidate is happy to have this job? Give me the almost qualified candidate any time.

3 Reasons Why A Dumbed-Down Resume Gets You Better Results

Career Realism

You won’t come off overqualified. 3 Reasons Why A Dumbed-Down Resume Gets You Better Results. CAREEREALISM. It’s not about keyword dumping.

What Job Seeker’s Really Want From Employers. Q&A with Taylor Grey

Blogging4jobs

The Candidate Experience According to Taylor Grey. Tell me the reasons, so I can be a better job candidate. What was the most recent one?

job listing asks candidates to submit a headshot — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

to help them remember candidates more clearly. of their candidates uncomfortable for no reason). Is it a red flag? Thoughts? Whats This?

50% of Employee Engagement Is Not Overshooting Your Recruiting Target.

HR Capitalist

One question we never seem to ask: Do we think the candidate is happy to have this job? Give me the almost qualified candidate any time.

7 Ways Your Resume Will Be Judged Post-Interview

Career Realism

Employers will often bring in candidates who don’t fit the job posting 100% to see what else they’re bringing to the table at this stage.

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Overcome Being Overqualified for Part-time Jobs

Career Realism

With so many people looking for jobs in this economy, many qualified candidates find themselves taking jobs for which they may be overqualified. Job Search career expert job overqualified part-time searchTo get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

The 6-Second Resume Challenge

Professional Resume Services

It’s understandable you may be applying for a position you’re overqualified for. Your executive profile needs to pass the test. Be Professional.

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How To Defeat Any Form of Job Search Discrimination

JobMob

Otherwise, being overqualified wouldn’t be such a common rejection. The older you get, the more it can happen to you. The hard reality.

Should You Dumb Down Your Resume?

Professional Resume Services

You have followed every hint for networking and job search that you can find mentioned anywhere.

The Worst Resume Advice I’ve EVER Heard

Career Realism

Statements like the one I’ve included below do little for showing the distinctiveness of a candidate: Progressively challenging experiences within both national and global technology markets. 3 Resume Tips To Avoid Appearing Overqualified. Related: Resume Mistakes: The 5 Worst Resume Sins. Here it goes… Objective Statements.

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Top 3 Ways To Waste Time On Your Job Search

Career Realism

Overqualified and underqualified candidates are viewed essentially the same: as “non-fits.”. Do you waste time on your job search?

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How To Defeat Any Form of Job Search Discrimination

JobMob

Otherwise, being overqualified wouldn’t be such a common rejection. The older you get, the more it can happen to you. The hard reality.

We’re pleased to offer another new “Model Letter”:

Sklover Working Wisdom

Overqualified” Job Applicant Submitting Resume. Addressing the 5 Big Concerns). To obtain a copy of this Model Letter, just [ click here.]

bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

Ask A Manager

We are representing an exceptional candidate who you may want to review. If the candidate is fantastic, we might be willing to pay the fee.&#

Receiving 100s Of Rejections To Your Applications? Read This!

Career Realism

You are probably spending way too much time at those sites along with 10,000,000 other candidates! Read This! Work It Daily. It’s bad.

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4 Horrible Resume Writing Tips To Avoid

Career Realism

A candidate who is 5 years younger than the next has absolutely no advantage over an older candidate with more experience and skills.

Did I ‘Overdo It’ At My Interview?

Career Realism

” She also said that perhaps I was a little overqualified. OK, I’m out of college less than a year — how could I be overqualified?

The ‘Skills Gap’ Issue For Job Seekers

Career Realism

Human resources and hiring managers need to “peel the onion” assessing a candidate’s learning experiences and learning style. A disturbing 18.6%

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how to stand out at a job fair

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how to stand out at a job fair March 14, 2011 A few months ago, I attended a bunch of job fairs to search for candidates for some jobs I was hiring for. Posted in job searching A few months ago, I attended a bunch of job fairs to search for candidates for some jobs I was hiring for.

Hiring Problem: The Lack Of Specificity In The Hiring Process

Career Realism

I recently came across an interesting situation involving an organization’s ad and a potential candidate’s resume. The Candidate Solution.

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Top 5 Blogs of the Workplace: Hiring Edition

Blogging4jobs

Here are a few ways to help your candidates apply for your jobs during the process. I’ve been hired at a job where I was overqualified.

How to Make a Salary Counter Offer

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

I was told I was overqualified but “in the running,&# with a dozen more applicants to interview. Dear J.T. & I know J.T. Dale: Yuck.

Good Job Descriptions Make Good Hires Part 2

Blogging4jobs

A Candidate’s Early Access to the Job Description Enhances the Hiring Process. How much time do you think you will spend in with each candidate?

What Your Degree Choice Tells Your Future Employer

Career Alley

Employers see those with education degrees as good candidates because they are able to take a complex subject and explain it in a way that makes sense.

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