Marketing Overqualified to Your Advantage in the Job Search  
3/16/2011 12:35:14 AM

If you are lucky enough to land a job interview in this difficult market, make sure you are in control of your message. This is especially important for seasoned candidates who often hear that they are overqualified for a position. With a generation of experienced individuals that were laid off in the recession, organizations are seeing a lot of senior candidates apply for roles below their typical pay grade. It's up to the veteran candidates to prove their value-add more than ever since many companies are fearful of flight risk and resist taking on individuals whom they believe will only be around until they find a better opportunity.