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Old 03-08-10, 05:28 PM   #1
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Overqualified.

So, I can't get a job related to my fields of study (poly-sci, philosophy, bad-assery) in this economy because I lack experience (except in bad-assery). I've just been told by a retail store manager that I'm considered too overqualified to be taken seriously as an applicant. College has made me nigh unhireable until the recession is over.

I'm gonna go ride my bike.
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overqualified to sell stuff. that always makes me giggle. they only want stupid clueless dumbos to annoy the customers.
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so what was the lowliest job you have been rejected from? i was turned down by mcdonalds. flipping burgers was too challenging for me.
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I'm under qualified to do anything. Thank God I still have a business.
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Lowliest rejection- A human sign holding company.

You stand on a corner with a sign, waving it around. You're a human billboard. They never called back.

For serious.
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Lowliest rejection- A human sign holding company.

You stand on a corner with a sign, waving it around. You're a human billboard. They never called back.

For serious.
Would you have actually taken that job?
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Old 03-08-10, 05:58 PM   #7
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It's not very aerodynamic.
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Would you have actually taken that job?
Dude's gotta eat.
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You might be better off trying to forge your own job.
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Old 03-08-10, 06:30 PM   #10
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so what was the lowliest job you have been rejected from?
Cleaning toilets. I showed them; I've made a career out of it.
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Don't put your college qualifications on a resume when you're applying for entry level jobs. They don't want to hire people who think they're too good for the position because then they can't get you to work crap hours and perform crap tasks.

Tell them what they want to hear and nothing more.
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Wait until you are middle-aged, with professional or graduate degrees, have 20 years plus of experience and then get laid off. Then you will know the meaning of over-qualified.
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Old 03-08-10, 08:26 PM   #13
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Wait until you are middle-aged, with professional or graduate degrees, have 20 years plus of experience and then get laid off. Then you will know the meaning of over-qualified.
Bingo! I laugh every time I hear a politician or business owner complain we don't have enough college graduates with advanced science degrees (mine's in chemistry). There are plenty out there, the corporate world just doesn't want to pay for USA labor!
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Tell them you are perfectly capable of lowering your standards....

but seriously, it sucks... good luck next time bro
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Lowliest rejection- A human sign holding company.

You stand on a corner with a sign, waving it around. You're a human billboard. They never called back.

For serious.
You got rejected for this?



darn!
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Bad-assery is often needed in the Human Resources departments.
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Take your pick:

church secretary or callback to drywall hanger.
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Old 03-08-10, 11:03 PM   #18
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Have you tried panhandling?

A good homeless guy in NYC can typically make more than minimum wage...
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Not if you're really trying to be a bike racer you don't.
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overqualified to sell stuff. that always makes me giggle. they only want stupid clueless dumbos to annoy the customers.
If I owned a retail store I wouldn't want to hire a college graduate who is obviously using the job as a temporary fix to getting his career started. I'm guessing that is the idea behind being over qualified.
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become a freelance sniper...the pay is excellent.
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Don't put your college qualifications on a resume when you're applying for entry level jobs. They don't want to hire people who think they're too good for the position because then they can't get you to work crap hours and perform crap tasks.

Tell them what they want to hear and nothing more.
Two problems with that:

1. How do you account for the time you spent in college? If there are any gaps in your history, they will assume that they are due to your having been in prison or an insane asylum or something equally shameful.

2. If they find out that you left something that important off your resume, you can get fired for having lied on your application. (To supress a fact is to publish a falsehood.) That means that you were fired "for cause", and therefore will be unable to collect unemployment.
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Have you signed up with Adecco or Kelly as an office temp? If you can do word processing, spreadsheets, etc. they should be able to use you.
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Old 03-09-10, 02:40 PM   #24
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Adecco, yes. Over the summer. Not one call.

Went to my first job interview in a month, was told i'm wayyyyy overqualified, and that I'm one of four people applying for a cash register position.

WTF!
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2. If they find out that you left something that important off your resume, you can get fired for having lied on your application. (To supress a fact is to publish a falsehood.) That means that you were fired "for cause", and therefore will be unable to collect unemployment.
While I understand that the legal interpretations for "at will employment" are widely variable, I can't imagine that "You're fired for not telling us you have a college degree" is a legitimate reason for withholding unemployment benefits.
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