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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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.

2011 151

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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.

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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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3 Tips For Preparing For A Job Interview

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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. What can you offer their company and how can they develop your existing skillset?

2013 83

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?

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. 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.

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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?

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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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If it matters, my work does offer health insurance and I do use it. 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 54

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.

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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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And there are several levels of executives above them. In fact, if he’s busy and working on high-level projects, there’s an argument that it’s a smart way to use an assistant — to allow him to stay focused on work that benefits the company. How do I tell my manager that I’m overqualified and ask for higher level work? Currently I am doing an entry-level customer service job for an underwear company.

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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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Why would they decide not to offer me a position but than assist me with another role within the company? I do not believe I was overqualified, so I ruled that out. I found one company with an entry-level position I think I could be good at, there’s just one issue. It’s tiny answer Tuesday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. Fired and asked to train my replacement.

How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

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It’s not as tough to be entry level as it is to be, say, a baby boomer with 20 years experience at a newspaper, or 20 years of experience underwriting ridiculous mortgages. Bottom line: don't skip the college education — it has a lot more to offer than just reading and writing. Indeed, the employers who are brought to our campus have said they like the diversity of skills and experiences that our liberal arts and sciences grads have to offer.

2010 59

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.

2011 52

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?

2011 65

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.

2011 55

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?

2011 65

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.

2011 52

short answer Saturday: seven short answers to seven short questions

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Whether he was poorly recruited or made claims he couldn’t deliver, it soon became clear that he was having difficulties with working at the level he was expected to perform. My offer letter does not stipulate any minimum on time worked.

2011 52

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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?

my boss asks us to pick up his lunch for him — Ask a Manager

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He never offers to buy us lunch. If you’re in a customer service position (or any entry-level position), it’s a lot easier for me to imagine this request being made of you than if you’re, say, a business analyst or the marketing director.

2011 52

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If [.] "> { 22 comments… read them below or add one } Anonymous February 15, 2011 at 9:03 pm Going through the form, what an ‘incredible’ offering!! how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf? obligated to accept internal offer?

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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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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.

2011 52

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?

2011 52

things that aren't good ideas

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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?

2011 52

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