Facebook Career Fairy: Overqualified With a Grad Degree

Unfortunately, sometimes going the extra mile with your education can make you "overqualified" for jobs. Seems kind of backwards, right? However, there are things you can do if you're overqualified with a grad degree. This week, we received the following career wish from one of our Facebook fans:


"What advice can you offer for those who are finishing graduate degrees and have been working as graduate assistants (teaching, research, part-time positions, etc.), yet are not 'qualified' in this job market because they are over-educated and don't have multiple years of full-time work experience?" - Valerie
Congratulations, Valerie! The Facebook Career Fairy chose your wish and answered it with a personalized video! Not only that, but you will also receive one FREE month inside CareerHMO, the virtual membership site that gives the everyday professional access to elite-level career coaching! Check out the Career Fairy’s personalized response below, and post your own career wishes on our Facebook page! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-Yl7872OHA&feature=youtu.be expand=1]
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