HELP!! I am overqualified.

OverqualifiedOne of the questions asked by a listener on a radio talk show discussing about the challenges of finding a job in Abuja was the issue of being overqualified. An applicant was not successful because he was overqualified for the job he applied for.

Recruiters/hiring managers have varying reasons why they choose not to hire an overqualified applicant

  1. The hiring manager could be threatened by the applicants work experience or skills.
  2. The applicant may be bored on the job eventually
  3. The pay package may not be commensurate to the recruiters budget

Both recruiter and applicant need to rethink ways to approach this and find ways to re-package the area of over-qualification in question so that both parties benefit from it.

To your success!


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