“Thank you for your interest in the position. We’re sorry, but you are a bit overqualified.”
Okay so maybe it doesn’t really go down like this (hopefully not in those words) but nonetheless happens to many job seekers. No one likes hearing they have too much experience for a position, especially when bills are coming due. Yet, many professionals will seek positions that are a bit “lower in status” for various reasons that include lack of jobs at their current level or the flat out need to survive.
Should you find yourself in this number, here are some ways to land a job if you are overqualified.