"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…"
I was participating in a pretty intense discussion about the "overqualified" candidate on LinkedIn. Many felt that they were passed over and probably would have been the best fit it the recruiter/hiring manager would have given them a chance. Many stated that it's not fair for recruiters/hm's to assume they will get bored, require too much money, leave one another opportunity comes along, etc. Some recruiters/hm's provide their reasons for passing over the "overqualified" candidate while others…See More
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!