“He said to the employee that if you stay in this position for a year, you’ll move higher up in the organisation,” she explains. “That overqualified employee responded with a sentiment of ‘That’s great! I won’t be in this role forever and I’ll get a better job down the road.’”
So what if this applies to you? The same candidness can also help people who feel they are overqualified for their role. Many job seekers will find themselves in the same situation as Hiebert, having to apply for roles that perhaps do not warrant the level of experience and expertise they have.
For those that do, Tulgan advises explaining why you want the job and emphasising how you can fit into the company.
“Don’t dumb down your CV or downplay your achievements," he says. "Be candid and authentic.”
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