Overcoming the Stigma of Being Overqualified

SHRM, HR Careers, 2011 In today’s job market, many HR professionals find themselves vying for jobs that are at a lower level than the jobs they may have previously held. The challenge: addressing prospective employers’ likely concern about them being “overqualified.” Being prepared to address these concerns and field questions from recruiters and interviewers can help HR job seekers put these fears to rest. Read the full article at : http://www.shrm.org/hrcareers/pages/0611overqualified.aspx … Continue reading

16 Job Search Errors You’re Probably Making

Newsday, July 29, 2011 Over the years, hiring managers have born witness to every hiring, interviewing, résumé, cover letter and negotiation mistake there is. You know what these blunders are. We’ve told you several times. Yet you (and hundreds of other job seekers) continue to make common job search mistakes. Read the full article at : http://www.newsday.com/classifieds/jobs/16-job-search-errors-you-re-probably-making-1.3061162 … Continue reading

Age Discrimination at Work: How to Fight Back

Fortune, June 21, 2011 Age discrimination complaints at work have increased in the past few years, and it’s only getting harder to prove that you’ve been wronged. If you think your age has cost you your job – or fear it might – you have plenty of company. Read the full article at : http://fortune.com/2011/06/21/age-discrimination-at-work-how-to-fight-back/ … Continue reading

What Not to Say in a Job Interview: FIVE LOSING PROPOSITIONS

“I will do anything.” An employer conducting a job search has a specific need and is looking for the candidate who can best address it. Saying you will do anything does not focus the employer’s attention on you as the best candidate for the position; rather, it suggests that you are desperate for work. Also, suggesting a willingness to do anything devalues the work you have been trained to perform. “I really need this job.” A job interview is not about what a candidate needs; it is about what the employer needs. The fact that you have two kids in college is irrelevant, and sharing such information suggests that you might say anything to get the job. Read more here…. … Continue reading