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Old 08-23-2013, 12:42 PM   #19
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I have had six or seven interviews since I moved up, no offers. Most said I was overqualified. It is getting frustrating
So, what does "you're overqualified" really mean?

Have you ever had an employer or recruiter say you're "overqualified" for a job? Honestly, how can you really be "overqualified" for a job? You can either do the job, or you can't. How can having more experience than required be a negative, right?

First, it's important to know that it's a catch-all excuse that hiring managers, recruiters and HR use to politely eliminate you from the candidate pool. Why do they use it? If they said what they were really passing on you for, it would seem silly, petty, or down-right discriminatory. In fact, here are nine most common reasons they are saying it.

1. Your personality isn't a match for the office/department culture.
2. You don't look like you would fit in.
3. You seem like a slow worker.
4. You have too many degrees and/or were paid too much previously.
5. You didn't seem reliable.
6. You acted like a know-it-all in the interview.
7. You didn't seem like you really knew what you were talking about.
8. I don't like you, can't see working with you every day, and I just don't want to be rude.
9. I already have the candidate I want and interviewing you is just a formality.

http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/08...-overqualifie/
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