"I must be slow. So if candidates don't have a STEM background then it is going to take me longer to fill my jobs??? In my industry, you don't even need to have a degree for the majority of our openings. Many of our Sr. leaders are HS…"
"To my thinking, a candidate who earns $300,000 per year is 'ovequalified' for a job that pays $120,000 per year. Another aspect is that hiring managers don't want to hire in people who will soon be competing for their job or…"
"The terms "over qualified" and "under qualified" are entirely subjective.
The problem I tend to observe most is recruiters (or HMs) only willing to consider someone that has already "been there, done that" EXACTLY like…"
"Many folks responding in the thread felt it was irresponsible of recruiters/hiring managers to overlook qualified applicants. There issue was not even getting a chance to explain why they may be interested in a job that they are…"
"If I encounter someone who I would consider an "overqualified" candidate, I would definitely let him/her know about my opinion and explain that the finances of the company do not permit them to be hired. Or, if it is another issue,…"
"@Linda...I wholeheartedly agree. When I was an outplacement consultant, I had a guy in some of my seminars who was soo negative, they had to pull him from the "regular" program and refer him for special counseling. He was holding on so…"
thank you VERY much for going to bat for us seasoned Corporate recruiters, who work really hard at going after and keep relationships with passive candidates. I am not a job board screener, I am a recruiter after all!