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

What Your Degree Choice Tells Your Future Employer

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It offers them an insight into the amount of work you are willing to put in and the variation of skills you have. Some degrees are more general, covering the majority of subjects, with the aim to teach at a primary school level.

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resume review offer ends at midnight tonight

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager resume review offer ends at midnight tonight March 31, 2011 As I mentioned yesterday , I wildly underestimated what the response would be to my resume review offer , so I’m going to end it earlier than the one-week period I’d initially planned.

Questions For Your Grad School & Overqualification Answers

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Take a look at any website offering online PhD programs : what are some of the most popular courses at accredited schools? It's become so much more difficult to land a job as an entry-level college graduate because of poor job growth.

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12 Tips For A Great Job Interview

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This is not an all-inclusive, 100% foolproof plan, but it is a plan; and if you at least follow step one, you are on your way to your second interview – and a possible job offer. Salary negotiation is Secondary: Get the job offer first! How To Prepare For An Entry-Level Interview.

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answering questions from your old employer after you've moved on

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I’m thinking soon after I could be polite and offer some level of help but where do I draw the line and say “hey guys, I&# m not getting paid for this. So, whenever she needs help with a tough situation (and she has), I’m happy to offer.

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

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Should I offer to work for free so a company can try me out? I offered to come in and have the arrangement be a trial unpaid internship to familiarize myself with the operations of this organization and see if they like me. Should I offer to work for free so a company can try me out?

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25 Ways to Breathe Life into a Painfully Long Job Search

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18) Offer job trials to prospective employers. That said, be open to new opportunities if such an unexpected offer comes your way. This can be tricky as employers may see you as overqualified and you may be frustrated by not being able to show off all that you can do.

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Valentine's Day round-up

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how can I convince my husband I can’t accept a job offer on his behalf? when your ex is a coworker — and a silly one (and the later update ) entry-level job search with boyfriend recruiter I met at career expo asked me on a date — what do I do?

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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?

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. But there’s a reasonable chance they will actually offer me the job, which I can only take if they will allow me to work part-time until my other commitments are finished. But for an entry-level role, that’s very unlikely to be the case.

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

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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. This was originally published on October 26, 2012.

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?

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….

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oh my

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager oh my March 30, 2011 Update to the resume feedback offer : The response was higher than I’d thought it would be, so I may cut this off earlier than the original one week I’d planned on. obligated to accept internal offer?

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?

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

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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. I indicated that I would be able to start two weeks after acceptance of a written offer. How to know what’s motivating an overqualified candidate. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1.

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

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Was this an awkward way of making a job offer? ” When I called, I was offered the job. It’s very normal to make a job offer over the phone — more common than any other method, in fact — and it’s not that odd that they emailed you and asked you to call them at your convenience. If you wanted time to think over the offer, you would have just said that on the call — as in, “Thanks so much for the offer.

do what you say you're going to do

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update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf? can I back out of my new job if I get a better offer?

things that aren't good ideas #78

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I used to see a lot of cover letters like this one when I hired for entry-level restaurant stuff, most of them from people who were just getting out of treatment centers or halfway houses. how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf?

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I will review your resume this week

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March 29, 2011 Update: Due to the overwhelming response to this, this offer expired at midnight (EST) on Thursday, March 31. Limited time: I don’t want to be a full-time resume reviewer, so this is a one-week-only offer, not something I’ll be offering regularly.

how to stand out at a job fair

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short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions how to tackle your budget process when youre "not a math person" ► March 2011 (32) manager whos bad at numbers is panicking over budget process resume review offer ends at midnight tonight phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams oh my want me to review your resume? update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume?

yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions how to tackle your budget process when youre "not a math person" ► March 2011 (32) manager whos bad at numbers is panicking over budget process resume review offer ends at midnight tonight phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams oh my want me to review your resume? update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume?

bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

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They expose me to companies and opportunities I might not have thought of on my own, and I’ve had one or two offers of employment stem from recruitment agency searches. how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf?

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. If the boss says no, and he has every right to, she should be prepared to either go on the trip and lose her job or decline mom’s offer and stick it out at work.

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

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Try checking what they’re saying about your company on [link] Reply Ask a Manager January 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm I’m wondering that too, but even then, I think the company would have to be Enron-level of bad press to be scaring off this many candidates from even interviewing.

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

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There’s this small part of me hanging on, thinking, “They’re just posting the job to cover their bases, and I haven’t heard from them because they’re putting an offer together. It’s never a lock, not until you have an official offer in hand.

my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

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update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf? can I back out of my new job if I get a better offer?

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can I justify hiring someone who needs additional education to do.

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Thank you for this post – I know it’s really hard for everyone out there right now, but most of my friends have graduate degrees, and I’m hearing many, many stories about “overqualified&# being a huge impediment in a job search.

3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

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update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf? can I back out of my new job if I get a better offer?

10 mistakes you're making on your resume

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short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions how to tackle your budget process when youre "not a math person" ► March 2011 (32) manager whos bad at numbers is panicking over budget process resume review offer ends at midnight tonight phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams oh my want me to review your resume? update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume?

at an interview in a coffee shop, who pays for the coffee?

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Friends I have asked about this are evenly split on the proper etiquette in this situation – half are appalled that I did not offer to pay for his coffee (as the interviewee) and the other half are appalled that he (as the interviewer) did not offer to pay for mine.

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how to fire an employee with a bad attitude — Ask a Manager

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update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf? can I back out of my new job if I get a better offer?

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manager is scaring her employees with sad Facebook posts

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Because you are her employer, you can certainly suggest taking leave or offering a flexible schedule that may help her to juggle the life changes she is dealing with. I would however also be prepared to offer a measure of emotional support and potentially a resource such as 1-800-SUICIDE.

my company does secret performance reviews we're not allowed to see

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Most future employers are going to want to talk to your direct manager anyway, not an owner several levels above you. In my organization department manager have basically given up doing performance reviews of an sort since raises are only given out when someone has an offer to leave.

book review, other people's families, and mango sticky - — Ask a.

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update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf? can I back out of my new job if I get a better offer?

how to tackle your budget process when you're “not a math person”

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update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf? can I back out of my new job if I get a better offer?

interviewer was offended when I asked why the job was open

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As a side note, this reminds me of a friend who had the audacity to ask what salary would accompany the job offer he was receiving, and in response, the manager making the offer muttered “vulgar&# under his breath. can I back out of my new job if I get a better offer?

1000th blog post (an excuse for an orgy of self-indulgence)

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update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf? can I back out of my new job if I get a better offer?