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3 Reasons Employers Won't Hire 'Overqualified' Applicants

3 Reasons Employers Won't Hire 'Overqualified' Applicants

Shouldn't it be easy to get a job if you are more than qualified -- even overqualified -- for the opportunity? If you're an experienced engineer with a Ph.D. and you're having trouble landing an entry-level engineering job, it can be tough on your morale. However, you should not be surprised when employers don't... Read More »

Nearly Half Of College-Educated Workers Are Overqualified For Their Jobs

Nearly Half Of College-Educated Workers Are Overqualified For Their Jobs

The college degree used to be the ticket to a good middle class job. That is officially over, according to a new study by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. It found that nearly 1 out of 2 Americans with college degrees are working at jobs they're overqualified for. While less than 5... Read More »

5 Ways To Get The Job When You're 'Overqualified'

5 Ways To Get The Job When You're 'Overqualified'

By Vickie Elmer Sometime yet this year, you or someone you know will be called overqualified for a job. The speaker may be a recruiter or a friend, a decision-maker or a drainer of hopefulness. And when they say or hint at the overqualified label, they may mean something about your talents, or about their... Read More »

Who Else Is Applying? Job Seeker Eric Auld Experiments To Find Out

Who Else Is Applying? Job Seeker Eric Auld Experiments To Find Out

In May, there were 3.5 job hunters per opening. That sounds bad, but not as bad as job-hunting feels for millions of Americans who have been out of work for months, hurling hundreds of resumes into a chilly vortex of silence. Are employers really too deluged with resumes to even set up a "thank you"... Read More »

Ask an Expert: How Much Information is too Much?

Ask an Expert: How Much Information is too Much?

Sometimes during a job search it can be difficult to determine what to tell and not tell a potential employer. Recently AOL Jobs received several questions from readers trying to figure out how much information to give a prospective employer. Here are two of them. Read More »

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