What “Overqualified” Really Means, and How to Get the Job Anyway

You can still land a job you're overqualified for. Photo by BBH Singapore on Unsplash

Being “overqualified” means your skills and experience overshoot the requirements of the role you’re applying for. If you’re aged over 50, you’re probably overqualified for many jobs because of your career to date. That can make finding a job more difficult. That’s because most employers want reliable, long-term employees with a positive attitude. They don’t… Continue reading What “Overqualified” Really Means, and How to Get the Job Anyway

2021 Ageism Report Finds Changes in Workplace Ageism attitudes

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A new survey has found ageism could still be costing older people jobs. The survey was conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Australian HR Institute (AHRI). It surveyed 604 HR leaders, academics and business leaders about their organisation’s approach to older workers. Some employers “reluctant” to hire past a certain age –… Continue reading 2021 Ageism Report Finds Changes in Workplace Ageism attitudes

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