What If You Overqualify For The Job You Want?

Professional Resume Services

Sometimes, you find yourself in the unenviable category of “ overqualified ” candidates 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.

“Sorry, You’re Overqualified!”

The Undercover Recruiter

Sorry, You’re Overqualified!”. Job Search Experience Hiring job search older worker overqualifiedDid you catch “The Intern” with Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway?

Overqualified? So What?

Career Realism

Related: 3 Resume Tips To Avoid Appearing Overqualified. The job is yours. You’re overqualified, and this new company is afraid to take a chance and bring you onboard because it’s worried you’ll leave the second an opportunity that aligns with your stature becomes available.

Are You Overqualified?

Professional Resume Services

How many times have you been told you were overqualified for a job search position? It actually happens a lot and can be just as bruising to an ego and not being considered at all. There is actually a reason why employers will use this tactic during the interview process. They will actually see you

How To Answer The Interview Question ‘Are You Overqualified?’

Career Realism

How To Answer The Interview Question ‘Are You Overqualified?’. If you make it to the interview, you may be surprised to hear them tell you that they think you are overqualified for this job. Related: How To Answer 5 Tricky Job Interview Questions. Can you do the job?

5 Reasons You’re Still Unemployed

Career Realism

Here are five reasons you're still looking for a job: Your Resume Isn’t Job Specific While it's good to have a strong resume with all of your professional skill sets, your resume can become generic when all you do is send the same resume to every open position you find. Go to job fairs.

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Overqualified for the Job?

Career Rocketeer

Ask any executive, line manager, or business owner if they would love to have people onboard who can do not only their own job – but a whole lot more and I think 80% would answer by saying “I’ll take a dozen” or “where can I find one.” Job Search Perry Newman SEO1

5 Signs Your Job Search Lacks Courage

Competitive Resumes

It’s discouraging throughout your job search to see the success of others when you are working hard to find your next opportunity. Whether you’re unemployed or trying to find a job while you’re employed the length of time it takes to find a new job can be daunting.

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What it Really Means When You’re ‘Overqualified’

Career Realism

Have you ever had an employer or recruiter say you’re “ overqualified ” for a job? Honestly, how can you really be “overqualified” for a job? You can either do the job, or you can’t. Overqualified image from Shutterstock.

Overcoming Being Overqualified and Other Browseworthy Links

Career Makeover Coach

If the major hurdle in your job search is that you have too much experience, check out this post: Five Ways to Overcoming Being Overqualified.

How to land a job when you are overqualified

Cube Rules

in November 2011 , although it’s expected to rise closer to 9% once holiday retail workers are no longer needed), many workers are taking jobs for which they are overqualified. Below are some tips to get the job–even if it’s not your dream one. photo credit: o5com.

Overqualified for the Job: What Are Your Options?

Career Realism

The words “you are overqualified for this position” are frustrating. Why did the recruiter call you if they felt you were overqualified? Job Search advice career expert job overqualified searchTo get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

What To Do If You’re “Overqualified”?

reCareered

How many of you have been turned town for a job, being told that "your're overqualified?". Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog ageism career career change career coach Employment getting noticed headhunter interview Job job search Planning recruiterI find that many of you get so frustrated by this answer, because something isn't being communicated - either the employer doesn't get that you really want. Continued at [link].

Overcome Being Overqualified for Part-time Jobs

Career Realism

With so many people looking for jobs in this economy, many qualified candidates find themselves taking jobs for which they may be overqualified. Job Search career expert job overqualified part-time searchTo get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

???? 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.

How College Grads Can Get A Jump On The Job Search

Career Realism

A recent report from Yahoo Finance indicates that the underemployment rate for college graduates is higher today than it was a decade ago, meaning more grads are taking minimum wage jobs or jobs that they're overqualified for in order to make ends meet.

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I’m Overqualified, Should I Go for a Higher Position?

Career Realism

& Dale: Because I have two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s, I am “ overqualified ” for jobs that require only a high school diploma. Since I am trying to get a job, why would employers think I will leave? Job Search overqualified

How to Change an Employer’s Mind if You’re ‘Overqualified’

Career Realism

The phrase “you’re overqualified” can be an extremely frustrating thing to hear on a job search. In a recent article I wrote for AOL Jobs , I give two good reasons to change an employer’s mind if you’re “ overqualified ” for the job.

Job Search Contest Winners Announced

Workology

Book Connect Blogging4Jobs HR + Social Media + Job Search = Blogging4Jobs Business Events OKC Featured Networking Gen Y Guest HR Job Search Social Media Categorized | Job Search , Networking Job Search Contest Winners Announced Posted on 18 May 2010.

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What to Do When You're an Overqualified Executive

Jennifer Anthony

With the recession forging ahead and thousands still losing their jobs, it’s a wonder that anyone can get hired. If you’re an executive who has found that you need to seek a lower-level job to get back on your feet, you’re not alone.

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Does My Degree Overqualify Me?

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

& Dale: I currently have a bachelor’s degree in music performance, and am thinking of getting a degree in music education — either a second bachelor’s or a master’s — then applying for a teaching job at the high-school level. Dear J.T. &

Overqualified For The Job: What Are Your Options?

Career Realism

The words “you’re overqualified for this position” are frustrating. Why did the recruiter or hiring manager call you in for an interview if they felt you were overqualified? With the right resume and cover letter, you can beat the “overqualified” response.

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

JobMob

Your job search crash course this year. A job search tip a day keeps the recruiters away closer… This isn't a calendar. Some of the tips only apply to job seekers of certain kinds, such as graduates, older job seekers and employed job seekers.

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

JobMob

If you're sick of looking for a job, this is for you. Although most of these tips are useful for any job seeker, all of them are intended for people who’ve been job searching for much longer than they expected, possibly even a year or more. My own long job search story.

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366 Job Search Tips for Every Day of 2016

JobMob

Your job search crash course this year. A job search tip a day keeps the recruiters away closer… This isn’t a checklist. Some of the tips only apply to job seekers of certain kinds, such as graduates, older job seekers and employed job seekers.

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25 Ways to Breathe Life into a Painfully Long Job Search

JobMob

How to shake yourself from the daze of a long job search and start getting conclusive results. Although most of these tips are useful for any job seeker, all of them are intended for people who’ve been job searching for much longer than they expected, possibly even a year or more.

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Eliminate Ageism from Your Resume and Job Search [WEBINAR]

Career Rocketeer

Tired of getting turned down for jobs and hearing you are “overqualified” or have “too much experience?” Think ageism is blocking you from landing a job? I speak to numerous job seekers each week that feel being over 40 is affecting their job search results.

why employers don’t want to hire overqualified candidates

Ask A Manager

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. After all, having higher qualifications than what a job requires should be a good thing, shouldn’t it? 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. job searching

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. Besides reading my 40 Tips for Job Seekers Over 40 ).

Does My Degree Overqualify Me?

Career Realism

‘JT & Dale Talk Jobs’ is the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the country and can be found at JTandDale.com. Job Search career advice career expert CAREEREALISM college degreeDear J.T. & & Dale: I currently have a bachelor’s degree in music performance, and am thinking of getting a degree in music education — either a second. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

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. besides reading my 40 Tips for Job Seekers Over 40 ).

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

Career Alley

The job search is a frustrating process no matter what, but if you’re not even getting to the interview stage, it can seem devastating. You know that if you just had the opportunity to talk to someone, you could convince them that you’re the right candidate for the job!

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Top 3 Ways To Waste Time On Your Job Search

Career Realism

Do you waste time on your job search? As a professional recruiter and career coach, I receive hundreds of resumes each week from eager job-seekers. It’s essentially spamming a recruiter or hiring manager and viewing it as a productive step toward finding a job.

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Should You Dumb Down Your Resume?

Professional Resume Services

You have followed every hint for networking and job search that you can find mentioned anywhere. You have worked hard and maybe even hired a professional, but you finally have a fantastic resume that highlights every positive aspect of your career perfectly.

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11 Job Search Commandments For College Grads

Career Realism

I love working with recent grads in their job search. They have no bad job search habits, so teaching them is fun because I get to see their reaction when they get positive results for the first time. I deal with it on a regular basis when helping new grads find jobs.

3 Reasons Why Someone Less Qualified Got The Job

Career Realism

There are three main reasons someone less qualified got the job. A job posting could easily gather a dozen people who meet its exact qualifications. A Google search raises red flags. Check out these related articles: How To Edit Your Overqualified Resume.

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

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: another job search edition January 29, 2011 We did a job search edition of short answer Saturday last week , but the questions keep piling up so here’s another one. which job should I take?

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

Ask A Manager

I am in charge of the newspaper; my coworker is in charge of the print jobs. You can (a) accept that and live with it, (b) find a job with a manager who manages, or (c) take a chance on talking to the owners, which could work or could backfire horribly, depending on the politics in your workplace. I had been working in the west coast and moved to the east coast because of my husband’s job a year ago. I started my job search three months back.

Why Your Experience And Education Won’t Get You Hired

Career Realism

In today’s day and age, what does it really mean to be “qualified” for a job? Unfortunately, for many people in the job market, it means they have the experience and education to do the job well. Education Job Search overqualified

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Did I ‘Overdo it’ at My Interview?

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

& Dale: I recently went through a series of interviews and thought I had the job till I got a voice mail stating that while I was wonderful, the department had decided to go with someone they’d “worked with previously.&# She also said that perhaps I was a little overqualified.

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will looking like a teenager harm my job search?

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager will looking like a teenager harm my job search? Posted in job searching A reader writes: Okay, I know looks matter, but how much does it really matter? It didn’t stop me from getting hired or from doing my job well.

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short answer Saturday: job search edition — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: job search edition January 22, 2011 It’s short answer Saturday: six short answers to six short questions. Is it better to respond to a job ad immediately or wait a few days? which job should I take?

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How To Avoid Becoming An 'Underemployed' Graduate

Career Realism

A recent report from Yahoo Finance indicates that the underemployment rate for college graduates is higher today than it was a decade ago, meaning more grads are taking minimum wage jobs or jobs that they're overqualified for in order to make ends meet.

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