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What to do when you're told that you are both "too qualified" and "under-qualified"?

For certain positions, you're going to need to swallow your pride, and "dumb it down". For retail, restaurant, and labor jobs, managers are not interested in employees with extended ...
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What to do when you're told that you are both "too qualified" and "under-qualified"?

All the advice given so far is great, but I wanted to answer one point they've not addressed: I have four years of experience conducting research in high energy physics (resulting in two impending ...
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What to do when you're told that you are both "too qualified" and "under-qualified"?

People have suggested to make a specific resume' for various positions. One way to tailor a resume' for a specific position is to do the following: Copy & paste all of the job requirements into a ...
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What to do when you're told that you are both "too qualified" and "under-qualified"?

Quite frankly, I find it hard to believe. But okay, lets take it at face value. It is hard to get the job you want. But getting any job to pay bills is possible, assuming you are a young-ish person ...
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What to do when you're told that you are both "too qualified" and "under-qualified"?

have applied to just over 2,500 positions since last October, The only way I can see you applying to that many positions since last October, while graduating with honors with a BS in Physics and ...
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What to do when you're told that you are both "too qualified" and "under-qualified"?

The job market has changed in the last few years. These days you have to tailor your resume to the position you applying to. And when I say tailor, I really mean it. IMHO, because it is so easy to ...
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What to do when you're told that you are both "too qualified" and "under-qualified"?

Sometimes it is better to leave stuff off of a CV When you are young and perhaps not much work experience - you try to add everything you can to your CV to make it sound as impressive as possible. ...
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What to do when you're told that you are both "too qualified" and "under-qualified"?

I have applied to just over 2,500 positions since last October, and have been offered only one interview. That works out at about one every 30 working minutes for 8 months - that's far too many for ...
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