What to Do When You're an Overqualified Executive

Jennifer Anthony

Jennifer Anthony's Official Blog Nationally Published Resume Expert Skip to content Home About Hire Jenn FAQs How It Works Resume Rockstars Resume Writers by Industry or Specialty Library ← Switching Careers at the Executive Level Strengthening Your Executive Resume With the Right Keywords → What to Do When You’re an Overqualified Executive Posted on December 31, 2009 by Jennifer Anthony By Heather Eagar The job market is definitely suffering nowadays.

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Life After College: What It’s Really All About

Ms. Career Girl

In the wake of my college graduation, I sent out a newly minted resume and several shy cover letters to any job that remotely resembled my major (English). One manager told me on the phone that he simply could not let me file legal documents in a dark, moldy basement because I was overqualified and his conscience would never forgive him. Kate McGunagle is a freelance writer, editor, and mindfulness blogger.

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Get Your Foot in the Door with These Surefire Job Search Strategies

Career Alley

And have them look at your cover letter, too, while they’re at it! This may seem counterintuitive, but it can be the solution if (and only if) you are overqualified for the positions you are seeking. Taking classes, getting a degree, doing volunteer work, or taking on freelance or consulting jobs can make a big difference. “ There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.

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7 Strategies for Overcoming the Resume Black Hole

Jennifer Anthony

Jennifer Anthony's Official Blog Nationally Published Resume Expert Skip to content Home About Hire Jenn FAQs How It Works Resume Rockstars Resume Writers by Industry or Specialty Library ← 4 Keys to Creating an Interview-Winning Information Technology Resume Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For? Conversely, applying for positions you are overqualified for will get you about the same results.

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Strengthening Your Executive Resume With the Right Keywords.

Jennifer Anthony

Jennifer Anthony's Official Blog Nationally Published Resume Expert Skip to content Home About Hire Jenn FAQs How It Works Resume Rockstars Resume Writers by Industry or Specialty Library ← What to Do When You’re an Overqualified Executive Job Hunting in 2010? ← What to Do When You’re an Overqualified Executive Job Hunting in 2010? Recent Posts Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For?

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Switching Careers at the Executive Level

Jennifer Anthony

← Getting the Most Out of Your Executive Resume What to Do When You’re an Overqualified Executive → Like Be the first to like this post. Recent Posts Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For?

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?? 365 Top Tips to Rock Your Job Search Every Day of 2018

JobMob

Did you spellcheck and proofread your resume and cover letter? Use fewer pronouns (I,my,me) in your cover letter. Use rejection-response letters. Use external recommendations in cover letters. Address being overqualified before they ask. Prepare a cover story if you want to change careers. Prepare reference letters in advance. Respond to job ads with point-by-point cover letters.

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it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

I also do freelance tutoring through my religious community. I’ve been a regular reader of your blog for years, and have improved my resume and cover letters so much based on your advice. After a grueling 9 month job search during a pandemic, this over 50, overqualified but undereducated, and generally stressed out woman has finally accepted a job offer! Alison’s excellent advice regarding cover letters and interviewing had a great impact.

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applying for a full-time job and asking to work part-time

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Last night I went to bed feeling secure in my newly-undertaken adventure as a part-time freelancer who recently left an unfulfilling full-time job in the wrong city and the wrong working culture to pursue my field in greener pastures. Still, I think if I put it in the cover letter, I may as well not apply at all for all the consideration they’re going to give me.

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short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

I’ve been freelancing (read mostly unemployed) for more than two years. It’s an educational media job, and I have major street cred in media – overqualified for this gig but would do it in a heartbeat. What is the best way to tailor a resume and cover letter to a job description/listing that is extremely vague? I don’t know how you guys feel about two “short answer” posts in one weekend, but … It’s short answer Sunday!

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Get Social, Get Positive, Get a Job: Why Social Media NEEDS To Be.

Corn on the Job

She is launching a virtual classroom teaching recent grads, job seekers and freelancers how to use social media as the ultimate career tool. Basically, jobseekers spend SHIT TONS of time perfecting cover letters and applying for jobs through “traditional outlets&# (job boards, company websites) but never hear anything back. kickass freelancer.

50 Funniest Short Job Descriptions Ever | JobMob

JobMob

Enter your name & email address, then click this button: How To Share This Article With Your Readers Simply copy and paste the code below into your website (Ctrl+C to copy) It will look like this: 50 Funniest Short Job Descriptions Ever 50 Funniest Short Job Descriptions Ever Youll Enjoy These Articles Too The Funniest Rejection Letter Ever A Personal Branding Overview in 5 Short Video Clips Readers of This Article Also Liked Could Your Career Survive Being Juan-Williamsed?

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new hire wants to print everything, how can I make myself look less qualified, and more

Ask a Manager

I am a freelancer still working on building my client base. I don’t want to leave the job off, because eight years is a big gap; I left there about four years ago, though, so well within the time period normally covered by a resume. The key here is going to be your cover letter , where you’ll need to make a compelling case for why you want an assistant position and why you’d be great at it. This is the kind of situation cover letters are made for!

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something cool and free for you

Ask A Manager

I think you could put anything you want in those boxes — unemployed, freelance, or whatever seems right. short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list am I wrong to be insulted by this rejection letter? Thompsons cover letter get him an interview? how do I state my desired salary range in a cover letter? EmailYourInteriewer.com has generated more than 200 letters!

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short answer Saturday: seven short answers to seven short questions

Ask A Manager

You say yourself that he’s not working at the level needed; you won’t be doing anyone any favors (him included) by trying to cover this up. In my cover letters I do write pretty much what I wrote here, but I’m not really sure how to say, “but for really real, I’m not just full of myself.&# Other than that, though, your cover letter is your answer — write a smart, thoughtful cover letter that makes your intelligence obvious.

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short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

How long is too long for a cover letter? How long is too long for a cover letter? I feel like my cover letter has a lot to accomplish– show why I want this job at this firm, show how my academic work and restaurant work make me a qualified candidate, and address that even though my work experience does not correspond perfectly to the announcement why I’d do an awesome job anyway. Thompsons cover letter get him an interview?

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short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

For example; when I do freelance training I make sure that THEY pay for the printed materials, the price of photocopying training manuals/handouts is NOT included in my fee. (I’d These are just a couple of the “touchy&# issues that I have run into as a freelance trainer. short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list am I wrong to be insulted by this rejection letter?

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