Over-qualified for position

Asked by: Guest - 12 May 16
I am MA, M Phil in economics with MBA in economics. I respect every work. I am neither offended by any designation, nor does the salary amount matters to me. All that I need is a job to keep myself occupied and I can deliver the best outcome to the organization. Whenever I apply for any vacancy, I get rejected for being over-qualified. What should I do to convince the interviewer? Can I skip some of my qualifications from my resume?

Our expert said - 12 May 16
Skipping qualifications may not be a good option as the background check may or may not reveal the details. For well qualified candidates there are two options – they can either wait and apply for the posts they hold good value for; or they should understand the mind-set of the interviewer and provide an convincing response. When designation or salary is not of much importance, the applicant should ideally prepare themselves to please and convince the interviewer with their reply.

An interviewer targets to rule-out over-qualified aspirants due to few specific reasons. Some of them are expectation for more salary and good package, they might feel bad for the designation they hold, instability of these candidates to stick to lower profiles, more qualification or experience than the operations or hiring manager etc. Here the applicant should assure of their willingness to keep self-occupied rather than the post or salary delivered for the same. The politeness and humble attitude with confidence in performance along with a reassuring tone could win any interviewer to provide a fair chance for selection.

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