should I hire an overqualified candidate?

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A reader writes: I will be interviewing people for an entry-level position in an engineering company, but the job is an analyst position, not an engineering position. You may also like: driving 12 hours to a job interview, is there hope for college dropouts, and more is this company stringing me along? how to get shorter answers from a rambling employee should I hire an overqualified candidate?

Questions For Your Grad School & Overqualification Answers

Jobacle

Everyone has an opinion on the best practices for recruiting, interviewing, and resume writing. It's become so much more difficult to land a job as an entry-level college graduate because of poor job growth. Career Advice Grad School overqualified job overqualified work

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12 Tips For A Great Job Interview

Career Realism

I recently had the opportunity to be a guest on CAREEREALISM TV to share ways to nail your next job interview. Related: Interview Cheat Sheet: 8 Tips For A Flawless Interview. Plan for the Interview: If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail! Interview video

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3 Tips For Preparing For A Job Interview

Career Realism

In the event an advert actually reaches your eyes, you’re automatically pitted against overqualified, highly experienced professionals chasing the same entry-level and mid-tier roles. But interviews are not psychology lessons or manipulations.

2013 82

a recruiter emailed me a dozen annoying interview questions to complete, Phi Beta Kappa on a resume, and more

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Recruiter emailed me a dozen annoying interview questions to complete. After a 10 minute conversation, the recruiter emailed me over a dozen interview questions that he asked me to complete, including: • Share with me some of your areas of improvements or strengths. That’s incredibly annoying; if they want to interview you, they should interview you, not sending you a bunch of written questions that are more typically asked in an interview.

driving 12 hours to a job interview, is there hope for college dropouts, and more

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I applied for a job in July and was contacted two weeks ago to set up a interview in mid-September. Within days of scheduling the interview, I also completed and returned a 10-question pre-screen form, asking questions about whether I’d be willing to relocate, when I would be able to start if offered the job, etc. Or do I wait to mention it at the interview? Should I drive 12 hours to a job interview? It’s seven short answers to seven short questions.

2013 40

11 Job Search Commandments For College Grads

Career Realism

Learn to “informational interview” and set up as many as you can. 5 – I Will Not Expect Too Much Of My First Job Most grads feel they’re overqualified for many of the entry-level jobs posted. jobs and have as many as ten interviews before getting an offer.

should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely questions? Part of what I’ve done is to collect around 20 interview questions and write down my answers. Good luck on your interview. is that interview question legal?

2011 52

in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? January 5, 2011 A reader writes: I had a great second phone interview with a company I think would be perfect. Should I have brought it up with the interviewer today?

2011 52

interviewer didn't give me any time to ask my own questions — Ask.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager interviewer didn’t give me any time to ask my own questions December 29, 2010 A reader writes: I am stumped about a telephone interview I had today. Is it typical of a phone interview that they do not give you any details about them?

2010 52

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?

2009 130

???? 25 Ways to Breathe Life into a Painfully Long Job Search

JobMob

I know you're tired of not finding a job, but no one’s going to give you a job interview out of pity, and no one’s going to hire you out of pity. Were there any memorable stories that may be worth recalling in a job interview? 20) Line up information interviews.

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the 10 interview questions you're most likely to be asked — Ask a.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager the 10 interview questions you’re most likely to be asked January 24, 2011 The absolute best way to kick ass in a job interview is to practice the hell out of the questions you’re likely to be asked. News & World Report today , I list the 10 most common questions you’re likely to be asked in an interview — which are thus the 10 you should rehearse and rehearse and rehearse. what was your worst interview?

2011 44

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. what was your worst interview?

2011 52

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

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This morning I woke up to an ideal-but-awkwardly-timed job posting for an entry-level position I’m eminently qualified for at a company I’d already mentally ear-marked as a good potential future employer. My plan is to not bring up my other commitments until the negotiation phase (before the offer, but after the interview), but I’m worried that that would be considered dodgy, since I already know I can’t do full-time yet.

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25 Ways to Breathe Life into a Painfully Long Job Search

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No one’s going to give you a job interview out of pity, and no one’s going to hire you out of pity. Were there any memorable stories that may be worth recalling in a job interview? 20) Line up information interviews. Interview Tips After Out Of Work For 6 Years.

2015 83

old coworkers who won the lottery want to come back to work, a credible company has a fake-seeming website, and more

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Mary thinks her old team will be bitter about having to come back to work and to have her as manager (at the time they left, she was entry-level and the most junior person on the team). The spots on all the teams are entry-level only. But I don’t think you should suggest that they be hired for those entry-level spots on other teams, if they’re not entry-level. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2017 47

why don’t hiring managers look for potential in people?

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Yet here I sit, not even able to get an interview. I’m either overqualified or still don’t have enough experience, apparently even if paid training is advertised as part of the position. Why do they mention entry level and training if they are not willing to take someone who is entry level? Yes, employers may be willing to take someone entry-level and do some training — when they first advertise the position.

2014 41

my manager says that most people are too good to stay in my job for long

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During the first round of interviews, she talked to me about the difficulties about the hiring process. She told me about the round in which I was hired and said there was an excellent candidate who interviewed extremely well. When an interview goes well, she tells me the candidate has career aspirations and won’t stick around for very long. You may also like: my interviewer warned me that I’m too good for the job why haven’t I heard back after my job interview?

2016 42

why don’t hiring managers look for potential in people?

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Yet here I sit, not even able to get an interview. I’m either overqualified or still don’t have enough experience, apparently even if paid training is advertised as part of the position. Why do they mention entry level and training if they are not willing to take someone who is entry level? Yes, employers may be willing to take someone entry-level and do some training — when they first advertise the position.

does company's silence mean I didn't get the job? — Ask a Manager

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January 6, 2011 A reader writes: I recently interviewed for a job, and didn’t get it. A few weeks later, though, the person I interviewed with contacted me out of the blue to ask me if I’d like to interview for a similar position, which was unposted.

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It's the Little Things

Water Cooler Wisdom

Essentially, we were observing that the working culture has changed so that people don't even need to do well at their jobs (and this isn't just at entry-level, it goes up the chain).

2010 69

tiny answer Tuesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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In my job search since March, it seems that all professional level jobs (outside of the IT industry) are offering extremely low salaries across the board. They are asking for five years of experience in associate level positions yet only offering entry level salaries, that were entry-level ten years ago! Can I make my case to HR that I feel somewhat overqualified for my current position? Offered a position I didn’t interview for.

my coworker told me I should be applying for other jobs, religion at work, and more

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Coworker told me I’m overqualified and should be applying for other jobs. There’s about 6 weeks left in my internship and yesterday, an employee (she’s entry-level and oversees some of my work) asked casually, in the elevator, if I’m applying to other jobs. When I gave a neutral answer, she told me I should be, because she thinks I’m overqualified for our field. Should I mention I’m planning on grad school during an interview?

employee has already decorated for Christmas, explaining a chronic cough to coworkers, and more

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The second is a typical administrative assistant-type role — more entry-level, with a salary to reflect that. If you’re well qualified for the accounting manager job, that’s almost certainly the one you should apply for since in that case they’ll probably think you’re overqualified for the admin job. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Employee has already decorated for Christmas.

2017 55

short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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Here we go… Interviewer insisted I was uninterested in the job A friend got me an interview with his company. I’m in a field where getting in someone’s face is an acceptable negotiating tactic, but it felt out of place at an interview. You suck, interviewer!

2011 54

short answer Sunday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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Here we go… Changing out of snow shoes before an interview I was wondering your thoughts on wearing snow shoes to an interview, changing to dress shoes right before and maybe placing them in the coat closet? No need to get into the junior-level stuff. You suck, interviewer!

2011 54

short answer Sunday: 8 short answers to 8 short questions

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Here we go… Weird interview question I was recently asked in an interview if I thought I was smarter than my current boss. This is a really weird interview question, and I can’t figure out what they hoped to accomplish with it. is that interview question legal?

2011 52

short answer Sunday: 8 short answers to 8 short questions — Ask a.

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Here we go: Interviewing with the person you’d be replacing I’m pretty good at interviews, however this week I have an unusual situation. I will be interviewing for the head of HR. Having her interview with the others makes me uncomfortable.

2011 52

applying for a job where my manager’s husband works, is my masters degree hurting my job search, and more

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I got a call from the agency about a position and they called back saying the company felt I was overqualified. I laughed as I’ve never heard that before and didn’t agree that I had enough experience to be considered overqualified. I have been trying to apply to more entry level pr and marketing positions since most of my work has been part time or internships for a few nonprofits. It’s five short answers to five short questions. Here we go….

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Company asking me to fly myself out for informational interview I recently applied for a position at a big time company that’s out of state. The job is an entry level job. To my surprise, they actually called me back and asked to set up an INFORMATIONAL interview.

2011 52

how can I get critical feedback?

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Over the last 6 years of my career, the company I worked for had exhaustive assessments to include interviewing up and down the chain as well as clients. the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time?

2011 52

yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager yes, you really should write a better cover letter March 7, 2011 Periodically I hear from readers who tell me that after they started approaching their cover letters differently, as I advise here , they started getting interviews. And yet I know many of you are still unconverted and since I would like you to actually get interviews, I’m going to continue to beat you over the head about this. is that interview question legal?

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions — Ask a.

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Here we go: Asking for a quick decision when you have another offer I was offered a job on Friday, but I have second interview with a company I like on Monday. At the end of the second interview, how do I tell them I have been made an offer and need a decision on this job in a day?

2011 52

can I leave early when my work is done, how long after a reference check should you hear back, and more

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I applied for a job and got a call to schedule an interview. The employee called him and he said, “He thought he didn’t have any interviews today. I called them and asked to schedule my interview, and the employee said, “The manager will be coming by in about an hour. And there are several levels of executives above them. How do I tell my manager that I’m overqualified and ask for higher level work?

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Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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The only time that I got an interview with, and then later a job offer from a company that I met at the job fair, when the guy called me to invite me to an interview and told me that he had gotten my resume from the fair, I sat there wondering if he received it from when I met them 1 year ago or 3?

tiny answer Tuesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Rejected but asked to interview for another position. One of the employers I interviewed with (a very large company) asked me to come in for an interview. My interview lasted about 4 hours. She suggested another position very similar to the one I interviewed for elsewhere in the company. The hiring manager for the position i first interviewed for also went out of his way to act as a referral for the position the HR rep suggested.

mother bought me plane tickets without asking me if I could get.

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That reeks of entry level/low pay/crappy, micromanaging boss who would probably fire you for asking for the time off. As she states, she doesn’t like her job anyway, and it’s an entry level position.

2011 52

do what you say you're going to do

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how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time?

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