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Five Ways to Get the Job When You’re ‘Overqualified’




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Sometimes the employer is concerned that you’ll stay only six months until you find a better job. Or that you’ll be gunning for their job soon. Tell them you’re happier in a lesser job. Robbins suggests saying "I'm more comfortable as a team member than a team leader" right now. Be clear that the pay range given is perfectly fine with you and that you would feel fairly compensated for the job if you land it. Reveal your personal situation, such as an aging relative who needs care or a push to finish your bachelor’s degree, if you think it will help you explain why the job is a good fit.

Sometime yet this year, you or someone you know is likely to be told they are overqualified for a job. The speaker may be a recruiter or a friend, a decision-maker or a drainer of hopefulness. And when they say or hint at the overqualified label, they may mean something about your talents, or about their budget for the job, or about the age of the applicant, or how secure the hiring manager is in his job.

When Vickie Elmer wrote about the “overqualified epidemic” recently for the Washington Post Capital Business, it became clear to her that someone who’s 23 and been tending bar for a year and someone who’s 53 and been out of work for a year both could be called overqualified.

With an unemployment rate at 8.3 percent in July and 12.8 million people jobless, many people will apply for jobs they could have handled five years ago – or would have ignored early in their search. So how do they turn the tide so “overqualified” does not mean out of the running? Here are five suggestions from Elmer featured on Glassdoor.com.

 

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