Don't Dismiss the Overqualified Applicant

Don't Dismiss the Overqualified Applicant

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When applicants are overqualified for jobs, prospective employers tend to weed them out as unsuitable, fearing they'll want too much money, will get bored too quickly and will be too eager to move on.

But there are equally compelling reasons to give the overqualified applicant a fighting chance, says business author Maribeth Kuzmeski, whose latest book is ...And the Clients Went Wild! How Savvy Professionals Win All the Business They Want (Wiley, 2009).

In fact, she says, overqualified workers tend to stay longer and work harder than less qualified candidates - provided they're empowered in their jobs...

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