Patricia Collins
about 1 year ago
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When Told You Are Overqualified...

I don't think there is such a thing as too much experience. There are only companies that don't want to pay you what you are worth. The other side, the consequence is that those companies tend to have a revolving door when it comes to retention of skilled people. This is an ineffective practice due to the effect it has on everyone at any given company, it can only create instability.

I think for most we would prefer not to be in that type of situation in life, because one's status tends too change to frequently, and usually catches one unprepared; for we never know or even have an idea when major changes will affect our well-being is coming.

On the flip side of the coin its the saying Where One Won't, Another Will. There always more than one way to look at everything, just like a coin it has two sides and multiple views. However, you can set your glaze upon whatever point of origin you choose, and if you look at anything or tell yourself something long enough it will become true, even if its core is based on an untruth or right out lie, such as believing in Lack, and here's another saying:

As A Man/Women Thinketh, So He/She Becomes.

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Amy Boyd Green
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Yes! Especially with Domestic Violence as there are certain stigmas attached to these events. Add to the embarrassment, the threat of injury and danger to one's family and self.

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Mia Paulin
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I like the way you put that. Stability and being paid not only that your worth, but also a career where you can call a professional home, especially one you can grow with. When you get home afterwards and know "I accomplished something today and I made a difference..." No matter what you do

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Loren Geeting
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Hi Patricia, a few things from reading your post:

  1. I have been told I was overqualified for positions I applied to on the expectation I would not stay long before “upgrading”. It wasn’t the case, but worth noting.

  2. I Love some of the sentiment here, but there are many misspellings and grammatical errors. I’m really sorry but I find it hard to take seriously wisdom from a source who hasn’t carefully proofread their writing. I apologise if I sound harsh, I LIKE what you’ve written.

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Adrian Lazalde
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What about under qualified?

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Gregory Shelton
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Get your foot in the door and keep applying. Swallow your pride, get paid, and pay your bills. Good luck.

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Diane Imershein
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A lot of companies will also tell you you're overqualified (i.e., in spite of your impressive resume and superior qualifications,) to get around the ageism issue since - by law - they cannot flat out say you are too old or on the flip side, too young. It's equally frustrating when a recruiter calls and says they need to confirm some information and after about 1/2 dozen questions asks, 'what year did you graduate from high school?' My response? "I'm over 21." I know for a fact, my resume does not show any dates and I'm very careful not to put in dates in any online applications regarding education and every time they'll repeat the question and I give the same response. When I get, "But I need to confirm when you graduated from high school," my response is, 'No, you don't as asking that question is a flat out representation of age discrimination." 100% of the time, they don't say another word and hang up.

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Stephania Russell
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Hi Patricia. Please don't think that you are overqualified. It is that you are blessed and highly favoured. Don't sell yoursel short nor let others. Keep the faith and your standards high.

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Jose Vargas
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Your right about companies don't want to pay people what they are worth. Due to education and or experience they try as best as they can to keep people on a entry level status. Don't be discouraged on that. Your education and experience will back you up. Executives sometimes are threatened by that type of knowledge. Take your situation as a positive, and keep looking for that dream position!!

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Joe Whitehurst
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When someone tells me I'm overqualified, I tell them they are under intelligent!

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bridgett irving
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Thank You very much Patricia Collins.

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