By ladams94 - 17/07/2016 18:39
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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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Well I guess chipotle is missing out! Aim higher OP- your degree is a huge achievement !!
@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.
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!
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
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How does a BA in Science qualify you to cook food/serve? having a BA doesn't mean you're qualified for everything just because it's "below" your education level. ESPECIALLY if said BA is in a completely unrelated field.
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.
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.