By hastobeajoke - United States
Today, I submitted my 208th job application in less than a year, and went to my 83rd and 84th interviews, only to be told once again that I'm over-qualified for the first, and under-qualified for the second. FML
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This planet sucks. How the flip is anyone supposed to work towards being qualified enough for a job if they don't get the opportunity to prove themselves in the first place??!!

  tjv3  |  10

Well that sucks. I blame the politicians every last one of them. They all need to be voted out of office. Let's start with the Golfer in chief and work our way down. Vote for Paul in 2012 or hell vote for Anyone But Obama. Vote ABO in 2012

  absolutegrrr  |  7

Hm not necessarily. I was over qualified for a job, and didn't get it because they didn't believe I truly wanted to work there and thought I'd get bored and quit after a short while.

  Livelife121  |  30

27, it happened to my dad, they have people with less experience wanting the job and therefore will take a lot less money than it would have been for my dad. They told him "the job would be too easy for you." It's all about them saving money, in my honest opinion.

  g_willikers24  |  17

That, plus it ensures job retention. An overqualified person may be looking for opportunities to advance, whereas someone with lower qualifications may be willing to settle in for the long haul.

  Lei_Aili  |  18

@ #7, they usually do that because they assume that you will leave them immediately for a better offer, and it costs money to train people, so they want you to stay a long time. It's unfortunate, though, since the job market really is terrible, so most people have no choice but to apply for jobs beneath their skill level.


Same here, I've been looking for one for over a year now and applying with no callbacks... That said, I'm in high school and have been fired before... for need of a photo identification when I had no driver's permit (2 years ago), and they didn't tell me I have to call back every day I didn't show up. (Even though, okay, yes, that should have been common sense, but I'm an idiot.) -_-