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Am I Overqualified Or Too Old?

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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)


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