Ah, the job search. We usually like to think that we can totally ace the requirements and have the perfect personality and then some. We’re ready to overdo it . . .
. . . but you can overdo it can’t you? That’s what this week’s Ask A Progeek is about. The question submitted to me is:
When applying for a job, I don’t simply want to show them I meet their expectations – I want to show how I exceed them. However, there is also the trouble of being considered overqualified. How do I stand out without disqualifying myself?
This is a difficult issue mostly because of the fear of over qualification. It’s a big issue in the news as people grasp to explain why so many folks have trouble finding jobs (short answer: economy sucks, you’re an idiot for asking). So the first question is – is this actually a worry?