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overqualification

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being overqualified.

Etymologies

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over- +β€Ž qualification

Examples

  • Unfortunately, many highly qualified and educated professionals are discovering that their overqualification is a scarlet letter on their resume.

    dispatch.com: RSS

  • This "overqualification" has not been limited to lighting.

    By the Numbers: DOE Inspector General audit IDs Energy Star issues

  • Sadly, a PhD would have been overqualification, since he spoke english.

    β€œIn Bangladesh, I was a cardiologist.”

  • But, as silverwhistle says, what about the overqualification bullcrap... or worse of all the 'over-skillification' of jobs, having 'previous experience essential' for things like waiters and bar staff.

    The Guardian World News

  • Making higher and higher levels of education normal too often leads to overqualification for the available jobs and is very disappointing to kids who have to end up doing jobs that they could have done without a degree

    EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL

  • Reveling in my overqualification doesn't seem so vain when I'm reminded of my good fortune in being literate and can raise money to help others reach that goal.

    Dane101

  • Being overqualified for a job has nothing to do with it-if a job is posted, an employer should not factor gender, race, or any other protected class of person into the amount of compensation they offer for the job. overqualification is not a new issue. discrimination suits were always an option. this law just extends the statute of limitations. lie about your experience. people have done it before. and in this case, if you get the job, it's beneficial to the company. unless you sue for discrimination.

    LabourStart

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