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7 Tactics to Avoid the ‘Overqualified’ Blues

Payscale Career News, September 29, 2014

Until now, you may have believed that it was a good thing to have lots of skills and an over-abundance of job experience. After all, you’ve worked hard over the years to build that portfolio and to earn every line on your resume. In the sometimes-backwards world of the job hunt, that gold-plated resume may actually be sending up red flags to your prospective employer.

The manager may be concerned that you won’t be willing to accept direction, that you’ll get bored or that you won’t work well with co-workers, or that you’ll continue to look for a more senior-level (and higher-paying) position. Or, the real reason could have something more to do with your age.


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