what do you mean I'm overqualified to work retail?

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Should the knowledge that you are overqualified for a position keep you from attempting to apply for a job that you might really enjoy? Likewise, should the fear and even downright truth that you are truly underqualified for a job mean the same? Where do you draw the line?

-- Anonymous, June 23, 2000


call me crazy... but if i'm even being *considered* for a job that i know i would really enjoy.... something that would light a fire under me every morning to get up and go to work... i would take it. underqualified or overqualified.

i would just kill for a job that i would really truly love.... if you're in that position... gads, you're lucky.

-- Anonymous, June 24, 2000

Sasha...I would go for it. Underqualified, overqualified... who cares... if you have the fire, the spark, the desire...it will show. Regardless, I would try it.

As a nurse, I have been fortunate and blessed with ease of finding jobs. I just show my years of experience and *bam* I have a job and benefits.

Have I ever tried to get a job outside my realm of knowledge and experience? No. And I regret that I have never run a cash register. I regret that I have never assisted anyone to find an outfit that suits both their budget and their sense of style. I regret I have never asked "Would you like to Super Size that?"

Well, maybe not that last one...

I have been safe and I have stuck to health care.

How fucking boring of me.

VonGoddess, the mundane

-- Anonymous, June 24, 2000

Midnight Margarita's.

Nuff said...I saw the "S" and thought that Sasha had asked the question. Whoopsy. :) Sorry.

-- Anonymous, June 24, 2000

I think that if the job in question is something that you will enjoy you should put your heart into appling for that job. It will come through to the person doing the hiring that this is something that you really want...irregardless if you are over/underqualified. Go for it...show them how much you want it! That is what they are looking for. Sometimes its your skills but alot of times its your ambition and your drive toward the job.

-- Anonymous, June 24, 2000

The only place I'd draw the line is at the paycheck, I think. I mean, the best scenario is to have something you love AND enough money to pay the bills, which I'm lucky to have. You also have to like/be able to tolerate the people you work with. If it's something you love doing, and you won't have to live in a refrigerator box to do it, then go for it!

-- Anonymous, June 25, 2000

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