By ladams94 - 17/07/2016 18:39

Today, I have a Bachelors of Science at a top university and got denied by Chipotle for a part-time job. FML
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It wasn't a science degree... Just called a Bachelors of Science. I have food cooking experience as well as customer service experience but thanks for your input. Bye.

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Yeah being over-qualified is a thing. Sadly lots of people get stuck with either being told "you aren't qualified enough" "you are over qualified." Can't win in today's job market. Only thing you can do is keep applying places. It'll happen eventually.

Well I guess chipotle is missing out! Aim higher OP- your degree is a huge achievement !!

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Well I guess chipotle is missing out! Aim higher OP- your degree is a huge achievement !!

the issue with a bachelor's in science is that too many people have it, and quite frankly if you're not using it for post grad it's virtually useless. kinda sad concentrating how much that piece of paper costs.

@49 "concentrating" your comment, I doubt you're qualified to answer anything relating to graduate level education. No need to minimize someone's achievement especially when they're willing to work at Chipotle to make ends meet. That shows quite a bit of character on OP's part IMO.

Yeah being over-qualified is a thing. Sadly lots of people get stuck with either being told "you aren't qualified enough" "you are over qualified." Can't win in today's job market. Only thing you can do is keep applying places. It'll happen eventually.

Doesn't this happen when you only apply locally? Or could this be avoided when someone applies in different countries around the world, the chances of not getting employed will be drastically lowered, am I correct?

8, yes, because obviously everyone who goes to college and gets a Bachelor's degree can afford to apply and/or move to other countries.

In my experience, your first job is the most difficult one to get: places for which you don't have to be qualified will reject you for being overqualified, and places that offer a position for which you need the degree you have won't hire you because they're usually looking for somebody more experienced. I was lucky to find a part-time temporary job in my field (the position wasn't well-paid and they needed someone urgently so they weren't too picky) and after that managed to find a well-paying fulltime job because at that point I had 6 months of relevenant work experience. A first chance will come along at some point, it might not be great, but you never know which doors it'll open!

I have never understood why being over-qualified is a problem.

Because you'll leave when the opportunity comes up.

Seems like the overqualification bug got you before the norovirus did! Sadly, you have to keep applying to random places until something catches.

Reminds me of a practical joke. "My degree is not even worth the paper it's written on." Hope you find a worthy job. Until then, keep trying.

Don't feel bad. Many jobs deny overqualified people, because they assume (usually correctly) that it's a short-term thing and you'll be actively searching for a professional job. Basically, Chipotle thinks you'll find something better very soon.

Lots of jobs deny overqualified people. But also a good degree doesn't mean you have good customer service skills or whatever else they might be looking for

Agreed. Look at law enforcement, or government in general. They may have degrees, but their people skills suck.

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It wasn't a science degree... Just called a Bachelors of Science. I have food cooking experience as well as customer service experience but thanks for your input. Bye.

BA is a Bachelor of Arts. BSc is a Bachelor of Science. And I'm sure if they had a BSc they would've applied for other jobs relating to their degree too, Chipotle is just the worst of the worst.

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Calm down, 9 - OP never said anything about thinking Chipotle was "'below' their education level" - that's you putting words in their mouth. Well, their FML, actually. And lots of people with degrees apply at places where you don't need one - like Chipotle - because they need a job. Most people (at least, here in the US) have these things called student loans that need to be paid back six months after you're not in full-time, which you kinda need an income for. Also, most places are more likely to promote from within and OP's degree might be useful to another area of Chipotle and OP might get a promotion to an area more suited for them. Sometimes, starting at the bottom gets your foot in the door for something greater.

try pizza hut I believe they prefer there employees have a bachalers degree

I worked at Chipotle actually and they really don't want people that have furthered their education. They look for high schoolers/people not in college because they want you to literally dedicate your entire life to JUST Chipotle. One of the reasons I left actually because it's ridiculous how they think people will only want to have time to just work for them

OP, I know it sucks to not be able to get a job because you're over-qualified. To be very honest... if you really just need a beginner level job (BS and BA don't come cheap) you could try what I did and simply remove that information from your resume. It isn't uncommon to simply make a resume for the different kinds of jobs you want. And if you want an entry level job (min. wage) you are going to have to sacrifice the extra experience you'd normally list for a higher level job.

Had I been the hiring manager I would reject you too. You are clearly overqualified and I would know you were only here because you needed the money while you were doing everything you could to find something better. Being overqualified is a warning signal that you are trying to get away again and the manager needs to find a new employee and train them instead.