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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:12 AM
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Was told I was over-qualified yesterday
After the end of a really good interview the interviewer said "I'm afraid that you might be over-qualified." I sat in shock for just a second and came back with a good response about how I can use my experience in the job and that what the job is is what I am looking forward to doing blah blah blah.

I just couldn't believe that they said that. I hope I get the job because I so want a job closer to my home.

Yuck! How can a good interview be bad :(
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:17 AM
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1. Translation:
"We aren't prepared to pay you what you're worth"
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:25 AM
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3. I hear you
I told them I would accept below what I am making now... and that perked their interest... but it still might be too high for what they are looking for.
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Mr.Green93 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:20 AM
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2. At least
you are not in over your head like your interviewer.
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:26 AM
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4. If there can be a bright spot
I guess that is it. My brother told me last night that both interviewers were afraid that I'd be having their jobs in a year or so if I got the job.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:16 AM
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5. I was told that I was "overqualified" -- to be a public school teacher!!
How in the hell can you be too qualified to teach elementary school children? You're too smart?! You know too much?! You belong in world-renowned universities?!

Keep on plugging. You're find your niche soon.
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Lannes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:18 AM
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6. Been there
Sometimes its better to leave out some things on your resume that might get you that tag depending on what job you are applying for.
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