Dear Experts, Down at the Bay area in California, it seems every company only wants to hire those 30 and under. Isn’t overqualified a euphemism for you’re too old? Am I overqualified or too old, and does it even make a difference? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#418 Sadly, it often is. That's why you need to show how the additional experience makes you the best candidate. (@gradversity) Q#418 Is that your perception or reality? It's illegal to refuse hire to someone based on age. (@beneubanks) Q#418 Older workers typically have broader, deeper careers that make them over-qualified. (@teenarose) Q#418 When your skills = employer needs, they hire. Know the value *you* alone bring to their unique issues - research. (@EmilyBennington) Q#418 Overqualified is not too old. You might have 2 much experience for those roles. U will need to modify resume as u apply. (@DebraWheatman) Q#418 Convey value U bring & stop worrying about labels. They R not "buying" coz UR not selling what employer seeks. Chg approach. (@DawnBugni) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
January 18, 2010