Should you leave dates off your resume?
Unless the job calls for a huge amount of experience, most coaches recommend including the last 10 to 15 years of your work history, with dates, on your resume. Anything older than that can be kept off the resume.
Why do companies not hire overqualified?
Overqualified job seekers can even be rejected simply because the company thinks that the work will bore them. Job engagement is critical for productivity, so if an employer thinks you will be bored, you probably won’t get hired.
How do I stop being overqualified for a job?
Overcome your overqualification with these tactics.Don’t tiptoe around it. In your cover letter, address your experience mismatch outright. Emphasize your longevity. Be flexible on salary. Tap your network. Sell the advantages. Tweak your resume.
Can you tell a candidate they are overqualified?
By making sure you don’t say that they are overqualified – because you could get hit with a possible age discrimination lawsuit. Being overqualified is unfortunately not considered an Objective reason to disqualify a candidate. To speak honestly to an overqualified candidate is opening up a HUGE can of worms.