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Overqualified!

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by disarm, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. disarm

    disarm Byte Poster

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    I've just found out that I was unsuccessful with a recent application made for 1st line helpdesk support role, as "my skills were too technical", and as such I'm "overqualified"! They just wanted someone to answer the calls apparently..

    It was through a recruitment agency so it's inevitable that some bs would be involved, so who knows..

    I shall keep plugging away, lots more applications in the pipeline.
     
  2. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    I always say there is no such thing as overqualified
    only under utilized!

    sounds like you wouldn't of been challenged there, a situation that starts bad and only gets worse! :)
     
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  3. Cockles

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    I've had that before. I went for a job for a Japanese print agency as a project manager. I got declined as my 'skill base was too technical for the role' and I am 99% sure it was because I had the fact I was studying the A+ Hardware on my CV as the guy kept questioning it in the interview.
     
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  4. Crito

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    Translation: you'll quit as soon as something better comes along.
     
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  5. disarm

    disarm Byte Poster

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    It was only for an initial 3-month contract too!
     
  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Yep... Ryan and Crito are spot-on accurate. They probably figured out that you wouldn't like it much. And you DO have aspirations of something greater, I'm sure! :)
     
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  7. disarm

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    I certainly do.

    It could well be a blessing in disguise, as if I would have started the job this week then I wouldn't have been able to attend the interview for a much better position I have lined up for tomorrow!
     
  8. neutralhills

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    Preach it, brutha!

    Here I am, the steward of lint removal from a sole navel: my own. With my qualifications I could be remotely managing the lint of hundreds, nay, THOUSANDS of navels. Does management recognize my talent? My overabundance of signed pieces of paper? My dedication to advanced lint shepherding and removal? NO!

    Truly, I feel your pain.
     
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