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.

Dispelling Bad Job Interview Advice, Part 2

The Job Quest

Opportunities to mentor someone who is starting out in his/her career. Question: Do you think you are overqualified for this position? Interviews Bad Advice Career Advice Job Fit Management Style Overqualified Questions Unemployment

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Leadership & Setting the Human Resource Example

Workology

Five years ago I moved to Oklahoma City and desperately needed a mentor and senior leader to help set a human resource example. It was a position I was overqualified for. Mentors are priceless.

5 Essential Things All Female Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Ms. Career Girl

Find a mentor. On a similar note, connecting with a mentor is one of the best professional decisions you can possibly make as a female entrepreneur. Even your mentor will have a mentor.). We’ll get this out of the way: It’s not as easy to be a female entrepreneur.

Top Five Tips For Achieving Your Dream Job

Career Alley

Often, someone seasoned in one field is deemed “overqualified” for lower-level jobs in another field. SEEK OUT SUITABLE MENTORS. Paying your dues may seem like an old-fashioned concept to a younger generation, but hard work never goes out of style.

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?? Why Every Job Seeker Needs to Get a Blockchain Job

JobMob

Overqualified ” in your field? Shelly recommends finding an expert who can mentor you, someone with vision about the potential benefits of blockchain adoption in your industry. If you know someone like that, great, and if they're willing to mentor you, fantastic.

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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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How To Avoid Becoming An 'Underemployed' Graduate

Career Realism

A recent report from Yahoo Finance indicates that the underemployment rate for recent 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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Leadership & Setting the Human Resource Example

Workology

Five years ago I moved to Oklahoma City and desperately needed a mentor and senior leader to help set a human resource example. It was a position I was overqualified for. Mentors are priceless.

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

JobMob

Find a younger mentor. Address being overqualified before they ask. Your job search crash course this year. Photo by Phil Dolby. How to use this list. A job search tip a day keeps the recruiters away closer… This isn't a calendar.

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366 Job Search Tips for Every Day of 2016

JobMob

Find a younger mentor. Address being overqualified before they ask. Your job search crash course this year. Photo credit: Jay Huang. How to use this list. A job search tip a day keeps the recruiters away closer… This isn’t a checklist.

2016 83

working with anti-vaxxers, my boss is sending me ads for other jobs, and more

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For some background: On paper, I am very overqualified for my position. Some managers do this because they genuinely want to help people into their next position, without it being a sign that they want to get rid of you; they feel more invested in being a good mentor for you than in retaining you at all costs. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Working with anti-vaxxers when my friend is immunocompromised.

2019 64

should you dumb down your resume, volunteering for a layoff, and more

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The family member said I basically needed to “dumb down” my resume because otherwise I seemed too overqualified for the job. I am wondering if it is appropriate to send a birthday or holiday card to the “mentors” I have not spoken with since my graduation? It’s short answer Saturday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. Should you dumb down your resume?

mini answer Monday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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But it’s probably not helping your chances that many employers will look at your background, think you’re overqualified for the work or that it’s not a natural fit for your career progression, and discard you simply based on that. I’m considering applying for a mentor type job for inner city youth. Based on everything I’ve learned about the organization, the majority of the kids they mentor are African American as well.

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The science of love at first sight | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

" Later, my boss told me that they had no doubts that I'd be good at the job, but were worried that I would lose interest because I was overqualified. Is this your first time here?

2010 103

mini answer Monday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

I pursued a Master’s in part because so many of my undergrad mentors/advisors/professors said that many more job opportunities would be open to me. And the MA seems to make me appear overqualified for most other jobs (and lack of experience outside of academia makes me under-qualified). It’s mini answer Monday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. Explaining why other companies didn’t hire me.

2013 55

How to deal with unemployment in the face of holiday cheer.

Penelope Trunk

How do you find a new job when you are overqualified for every opening you see? Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog How to deal with unemployment in the face of holiday cheer Posted to: Job Hunt December 21st, 2009 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook The end of December is one of the hardest times of the year to be unemployed.

2009 78

do I write horribly unclear emails, my internships look like job-hopping, and more

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That said, it wouldn’t hurt to show some of these emails, if you still have them, to a friend or mentor who writes well and ask them for feedback, just to make sure.). The vice chancellor (who would have been my boss) and I seemed to make a personal connection (he worked at my alma mater and knew my mentor very well). I am very qualified for this position (maybe even overqualified). It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1.

2013 56

The Employee Engagement Wholehearted Dialogue: Denise Bissonnette and David Zinger

David Zinger

” I think the challenge is to look at what we consider to be a problem and ask yourself am I totally overqualified for this problem or does this really qualify as a constantly greater thing? Dialogue with Denise Bissonnette on Wholehearted Engagement.

2012 65

do what you say you're going to do

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2011 103

I will review your resume this week

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2011 94

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

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something cool and free for you

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s leaked layoff memo how to write a perfect cover letter where does mentoring pay off the most? About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager something cool and free for you February 15, 2011 I’m really impatient.

2011 83

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

Ask A Manager

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 72

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

Ask A Manager

s leaked layoff memo how to write a perfect cover letter where does mentoring pay off the most? About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager does company’s silence mean I didn’t get the job?

2011 78

things that aren't good ideas #78

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager things that aren’t good ideas #78 March 22, 2011 The reader who received the cover letter excerpted below described it as “things that make your heart break,&# and I have to agree. Don’t do this.

2011 109

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

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog How to manage a college education Posted to: College students January 21st, 2010 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook The idea of paying for a liberal arts education is over. It is elitist and a rip off and the Internet has democratized access to information and communication skills to the point that paying $30K a year to get them is insane.

2010 86

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

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how to fire an employee with a bad attitude January 3, 2011 A reader writes: I have an employee who has been doing her job OK but has a bad attitude and is dragging everyone down.

2011 109

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

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2011 72

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

Ask A Manager

I mentored my replacement, and I feel like I have a personal and professional investment in her success. Mentoring your replacement?

2011 86

I will totally get you a job. — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

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2011 74

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

Ask A Manager

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2011 74

don't send poetry as your writing sample, and other suggestions.

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2010 74

yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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how to stand out at a job fair

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Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? March 14, 2011 In response to the previous post on job fairs , a commenter asked: I have attended my alma mater’s industry-specific career fair the past few years.

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

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2011 70

Valentine's Day round-up

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2011 70

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am I wasting this recruiter's time? — Ask a Manager

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2011 70

Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader — Ask a.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader January 24, 2011 Here’s a story I’ve been wanting to tell for a while — and it has a moral too, about how social media can help you get a job!

3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession April 4, 2011 Last spring, I quit my job to go to work for myself.