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Video Friday: When They Say You Are Overqualified

Tweet It’s not uncommon for a job seeker to be told he or she is overqualified for a position. If this happens to you, it is possible to respond in a way that keeps you in the running for the job.  In today’s video blog, Jobfully’s Carrie Krueger explains what to do when you’re told [...]

Action Plan for Overcoming “Overqualified”

Tweet Recruiting and hiring managers are sometimes hesitant to hire people they consider overqualified. Yesterday we got a recruiter’s perspective on why they might not want to hire someone who is overqualified.  Today, an action plan for overcoming the label of “overqualified”.

Why Won’t Employers Hire Overqualified Workers?

Tweet “Why wouldn’t an employer WANT a candidate who is overqualified?”, a Jobfully reader asks. “Wouldn’t they be happy to have someone who was completely competent from day one and readily able to take on more responsibility as needed? Why is being overqualified

Video Friday: Positioning Yourself as Perfectly Qualified

Tweet Highly qualified workers face a special challenge when applying for jobs. They risk being told they are overqualified. But by positioning their qualifications as a perfect match, they can avoid the label and interview successfully. In this video, Jobfully’s Carrie Krueger explains how.

“You’re Overqualified” – Turning Your Qualifications into Advantages

Tweet Experienced job seekers are sometimes frustrated to be told they are overqualified for a position. In part one of our series on this issue, we learned there are often hidden concerns behind the label “overqualified”. Part two focused on how to address these concerns. Today, going beyond addressing concerns, to really turning your qualifications [...]

”You’re Overqualified.” – Addressing the real concerns

Tweet When addressing the issue of being “overqualified,” it’s critical to understand the true concerns behind the label. Last week we laid out what some of those concerns might be. Today, how to address them.

“You’re Overqualified.” What are they really saying?

Tweet It’s not uncommon for experienced workers to be told they aren’t getting a job because they are overqualified. Expressing a willingness to work below past level and beneath past salary oftentimes is not the best strategy for dealing with this situation. Instead, it’s important to understand what specific concerns the hiring manager is raising.  [...]

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