Originally Posted by houghtam
Actually, as someone who handled HR for several companies over the past 15 years, dealing with interviews, hiring and firing on a daily basis, "overqualified" means exactly what it says.
I think you're missing the point the post was more "tongue & cheek" ........ Requiem is not overqualified to be the greeter at Wal-Mart.
I have hired more people than most over the past 40 years and not for other companies but for my own companies. In all those years I never used the term "overqualified" there are more effective and less offensive ways to tell a person they are not what we are looking for to fill the available position.