having more education, training, or experience than is required for a job or position.
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How to use overqualified in a sentence
Rejection for a job because you’re “overqualified” has a certain kind of sting.Being overqualified for a job impacts women and men differently | Cassie Werber | February 7, 2022 | Quartz
He said he is either overqualified or underqualified for the positions.Judge blocks Hogan’s plan to pull Maryland out of federal unemployment program | Ovetta Wiggins | July 13, 2021 | Washington Post
“A lot of the places I applied to said my resume was too overqualified for the job that was hiring,” she says.Trying to enjoy the holidays with eviction looming in the new year | Kyle Swenson | December 27, 2020 | Washington Post
Nine years ago, making 1,000 euro a month was a nightmare for overqualified 30-somethings.Italy’s Lost Generation: Youth Unemployment Hits Nearly 50 Percent | Barbie Latza Nadeau | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Safiya Ghori-Ahmad is one of those overqualified types that Washington, DC, seems to attract.Muslim Woman Sues Religious-Freedom Commission For Discrimination | Sarah Wildman | June 25, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
This makes Herman Cain look like an overqualified candidate.Dick Clark, Tupac’s Hologram, and More Viral Videos | The Daily Beast Video | April 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
In an economy where everyone is overqualified, having an advanced degree is virtually worthless.
British Dictionary definitions for overqualified
having more managerial experience or academic qualifications than required for a particular job
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