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To much experience for the job

By F. Nordhorn ·
Been runing in to this problem.

You have to much experience for the job!!!!
out come I don't get the job!!!!!

Anyone else have this problem ?

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I've had it

by john_wills In reply to To much experience for th ...

Being told I was over-qualified once went on so long for me that I was eventually told that my skills had been unused for so long that I could not be hired. I was 67 months unemployed.

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Several reasons for not wanting "overqualified" employees

by DC_GUY In reply to To much experience for th ...

As soon as the economy picks up and you can find a higher-paying job, you might leave. Employee turnover costs the company a lot.

If you know more than the people around you you might get arrogant and cause a morale problem.

If you know more than your boss you might be difficult to manage.

If you know more than you need to, you might turn down training opportunities and inadvertently not keep up with changes in the field. You could end up being underqualified.

If you feel that you're being underpaid your own morale will be low. You might not work hard, you might be depressed and make a lot of mistakes, you might be in a bad mood and complain a lot, which will bring everyone else down. In an extreme case you might even become dishonest because the company "owes" you more than what you're getting. So you "borrow" equipment or take six hour lunches or run a home business on your company workstation.

Sorry, but there are two sides to this issue. The chances are pretty good that you wouldn't actually succumb to any of these temptations or urges, but the people who read your resume have no way of knowing for sure that you're not one of the bad guys.

To end this posting on an upbeat note... There's one field where overqualified people are in high demand: training. If you have a knack for teaching, something on your resume to prove it, and examples of some of the course material you've developed, you might be able to hook up with one of the corporate training firms and pull in a hundred bucks an hour.

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Been working part-time since 7/01

by F. Nordhorn In reply to Several reasons for not w ...

Been working part-time since 7/01 and also doing
temp jobs. I got in to training/teaching but it looks like the wrong area. CompTia A+, Network+, Security+, Server+ and iNet+ at one of he local Community College.

Now if I could finish Masters I would beable to teach at the University's.. 3 classes to go.

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Aim

by Black Panther In reply to To much experience for th ...

Maybe not aiming high enough??

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Sinplify your resume

by Oz_Media In reply to To much experience for th ...

tell them only what you need to obtain a job.

I have three different resumes, I have worked many unrelated jobs so I have a trades resume, a sales, management resume and an IT resume.

The type of job I apply for dictates the resume used. If they wonder where the missing time is, I will provide all the other unrelated resumes.

This way I am never OVER qualified for a position.


If you have a PHD and aply for an entry level job, DON'T MENTION THE PHD. Pride in your accomplishments is fine, but if they stop you finding work, just don't tell them you have a PHD. If later in your job it comes up that a PHD would be a benefit for you to move up in the company, viola! You have a PHD.

You should see some of the resumes I get sent, people with a tonne of cert's, degrees and such, I couldn't care less, what can YOU do for Me and MY company? I am not going to pay you based on how long you went to school though.

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