According to dictionary.com inexperienced is not experienced; lacking knowledge, skill, or wisdom gained from experience and overqualified is having more education, training, or experience that is required for a job or position.”
Back in the day, which only seems minutes ago, you were a graduate ready to take on the world. You had dreams and education. But no one wanted you because you didn’t have any experience. Today, you have worked to accumulate the knowledge, skills and wisdom you needed to succeed in your career only to be told you are overqualified.
How and when did this happen? As you learned new skills to keep up with the changes in your career, you started earning more salary because of your added benefit to the company. But that added benefit is costing the company more money, too much money. Companies are looking to increase profits. Their costs have increased from the paper clips in the receptionist’s desk to the shipping of the final product. Expenses have risen rapidly but due to the poor economy, but they haven’t been able to price their products accordingly. To please the stockholders, they have to cut expenses. And you are one of them.
They can get someone with fewer qualifications, but still able to do the job or get your colleague to do their job and yours for the same pay. So now here you are in the opposite situation you were in only a short time ago.
But take heart, there are ways you can show that you are not inexperienced or overqualified you are perfect for the job. And I will show you how in my next post: Beat the Overqualified Label.