How to handle a job rejection for being overqualified

Sometimes your skillset works against you. It's common to see people who have held senior positions in the past now struggling to get another one, even a few rungs down the ladder. Recruiters can dismiss a candidate based on if their resume suggests they're overqualified. It can be hard for those who have been successful in senior roles to convince recruiters and employers that they would be willing to settle for more modest roles. These candidates have two big hurdles to overcome - getting an interview and then trying to convince their prospective employer that they're genuine about the role and not just using it as a stepping stone. It's important to have a strategy and know your niche.

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