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. If you are interested in a position that you overqualify for, take a proactive stance and answer some common interviewer’s questions before they are asked.

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

Hiring Technical People

What about “overqualified&# people? Too often, hiring managers don’t want to hire them because the manager thinks the candidate will leave as soon as the economy improves. Consider the value that a candidate brings.

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 to get shorter answers from a rambling employee should I hire an overqualified candidate?

“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. Overqualified” has become something of a “dirty word” to those who are seeking a new and “lower rung” position because it is so discouraging to hear.

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.

how can you tell if an overqualified applicant is right for the job?

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We knew Fergus was highly overqualified for the position, but he said that he was looking or a role with less responsibility due to family issues, so we hired him. So, the deal with overqualified applicants is that in general you don’t want to decide for them what they would and wouldn’t be happy with — or at least, not without talking to them and hearing what they have to say. A reader writes: I’m a young professional working at a nonprofit.

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why employers don’t want to hire overqualified candidates

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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. So why is being overqualified so often seen as a bad thing?

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Should You Dumb Down Your Resume?

Professional Resume Services

The thinking is that if you dumb it down, then you might get more interviews because you will no longer be overqualified for the positions you are applying for and thus not being interviewed.

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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. (!!) He was asking candidates to commit to his job for two years in the interview process. Why would a hiring manager ask a candidate to commit when an organization can’t?

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3 Reasons Why Someone Less Qualified Got The Job

Career Realism

It’s common practice to Google candidates, and quite frankly, the main reason is to sniff out bad vibes. Check out these related articles: How To Edit Your Overqualified Resume. Overcome Being Overqualified For Part Time Work. 3 Resume Tips To Avoid Appearing Overqualified.

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

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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. Another department in my organization has a bad rep over the last few years for not having clear budgets, changing program names randomly, etc.

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. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My controlling coworker wants us to have weekly update meetings, and I don’t want to.

Stop Lying To Candidates: Here's a Good Way To Tell Them Why They Didn't Get The Job.

HR Capitalist

You know the drill - it's time to give a candidate feedback on why they didn't get the job. We thought you were overqualified for this job. Example - I just filled a Lead Gen position at Kinetix and had two great candidates at the end.

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Why Your Experience And Education Won’t Get You Hired

Career Realism

This, however, is neither an ideal candidate nor an ideal employee. Many older candidates feel very strongly that ‘this’ isn’t how it used to be and shouldn’t be today. Education Job Search overqualified

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Overqualified” Job Applicant Submitting Resume. For that reason, and in light of the consolidation of so many industries, more and more job candidates are viewed as “overqualified,” and thus are often not afforded even an initial interview.

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interviewing a candidate who lied, my boss died right after I started my job, and more

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Interviewing a candidate who lied to my company five years ago. He then said that the job ad was basically describing a “two-headed unicorn” and that they did not really expect to find such a candidate, but were looking for “someone who would grow into the role,” as in, not someone who was already in a similar role elsewhere. Is that a way to say he thinks I am overqualified because I actually have the required skills?

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Did I ‘Overdo it’ at My Interview?

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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? Dale: “Overqualified&# is nothing but a weak, generic excuse. Dear J.T. &

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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!”) Besides, you’re not obligated to explain to job candidates why you didn’t hire them. A reader writes: I am a manager of a small business.

Top 10 Screening Mistakes made by Recruiters [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

Takeaways: 79% of business hired candidates that had exaggerated their CVs/résumés, whereas ignoring an overqualified candidate can cause harm, as there is never a perfect match. Infographic Recruitment candidate interview mistakes recruiters

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

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews January 18, 2011 A reader writes: I’m an HR professional, and I’ve been recruiting folks for various companies for somewhere around 10 years.

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

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager job listing asks candidates to submit a headshot February 1, 2011 A reader writes: I’m applying around for part-time office work. to help them remember candidates more clearly. of their candidates uncomfortable for no reason).

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

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The Candidate Experience According to Taylor Grey. Like millions of Americans she is actively looking for work and frustrated with the hiring and acknowledgement process also known as the candidate experience. Tell me the reasons, so I can be a better job candidate.

???? How To Defeat Job Search Discrimination Today

JobMob

More specifically, older job seekers – 40 year-olds and up – send in resumes that never get responses or worse, they show up to interviews only to hear that they're supposedly overqualified. Otherwise, being overqualified wouldn't be such a common rejection.

Top 5 Blogs of the Workplace: Hiring Edition

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Here are a few ways to help your candidates apply for your jobs during the process. You Might Like Candidates With Hickeys: Have you ever hired anyone with a hickey? Overqualified Candidates: Ever hired a overqualified candidate?

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

Career Realism

You won’t come off overqualified. There’s nothing wrong with being overqualified, but some employers perceive an overqualified candidate on the resume as a risk. 3 Reasons Why A Dumbed-Down Resume Gets You Better Results. CAREEREALISM.

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

HR Capitalist

In a knowledge/skills/abilities world, it''s easy to go down the checklist and make sure the candidate has what they need to be productive in the role in question. . One question we never seem to ask: Do we think the candidate is happy to have this job?

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Announcing–Texting4Jobs

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Job board posting often result in hundreds of overqualified or underqualified job applicants. Home ToolBox HR About Advertising Consulting Services Speaking Press Webshow Tweet This!

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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? Michelle Dale: “ Overqualified ” is nothing but a weak, generic excuse. Dear J.T. &

The 6-Second Resume Challenge

Professional Resume Services

According to a famous study, employers spend an average of six seconds scanning a resume before deciding whether the candidate is worth calling for an interview. It’s understandable you may be applying for a position you’re overqualified for.

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

HR Capitalist

In a knowledge/skills/abilities world, it''s easy to go down the checklist and make sure the candidate has what they need to be productive in the role in question. . One question we never seem to ask: Do we think the candidate is happy to have this job?

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Don't Confuse Competence with Desire and Other Browseworthy Links

Career Makeover Coach

In a tight job market, it seems logical that one of the ways to stand out as a candidate would be having more experience than the other potentials. Or they may consider an “overqualified&# job seekers as a flight risk who will leave them as soon as the job market opens up.

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How to Write your Resume Work History Section?

Career Alley

This sample is written by a candidate applying for another job with an intention of getting a good hike in the salary. If the case had been contrary, i.e. when the candidate is overqualified and wishes to downplay the work history, then the achievements section can be avoided.

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Over-Qualification: When a Higher Degree Doesn’t Pay

Ms. Career Girl

At best, you’ll spend money on a degree that will put you smack dab in the middle of the cesspool of overqualified candidates. You can also contact human resources departments and ask them what they look for in candidates.

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How To Defeat Any Form of Job Search Discrimination

JobMob

More specifically, older job seekers – 45 year olds and up – send in resumes that never get responses or worse, they show up to interviews only to hear that they’re supposedly overqualified. Otherwise, being overqualified wouldn’t be such a common rejection.

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. This is the dreaded “Overqualified” tag rearing its head. Overqualified? 7 Ways Your Resume Will Be Judged Post-Interview. CAREEREALISM.

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How To Defeat Any Form of Job Search Discrimination

JobMob

More specifically, older job seekers – 45 year olds and up – send in resumes that never get responses or worse, they show up to interviews only to hear that they’re supposedly overqualified. Otherwise, being overqualified wouldn’t be such a common rejection.

I get plenty of job interviews but no offers

Ask A Manager

I have been to seven interviews, and I have made it to the final round of candidates every single time. For the last two interviews, I was told – after three rounds of interviews – that they “loved me” but that I was “overqualified.” A reader writes: I have been job hunting (while employed full-time, which is very tricky!) for a good year. However, I have yet to receive any offers!

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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. First of all, when an employer tells you that you are “overqualified” for a job, it means they just don’t like you.

Good Job Descriptions Make Good Hires Part 2

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A Candidate’s Early Access to the Job Description Enhances the Hiring Process. Picture this: You have two candidates sitting in your waiting room. Which candidate do you think will make a better impression on you?

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