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Yes, it has happened to even the best of us, you visit the job-boards and respond to over 100 job posts that you feel are well matched to your experience and qualifications; yet the only responses you ever get are the automated emails acknowledging that your application has been received and is being reviewed. You visit the job-board 6 months later (or more), and the same jobs are still being advertised. What does this all mean? In today’s article, you will uncover what may be happening to your applications.
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At some point or the other most people encounter rejection labels in their search for jobs. Commonly we expect “not enthusiastic enough”, “job-hopper”, “rookie”, and even “no experience” to be on the list, but should “over-experienced” count as a rejection label? The answer is yes! It doesn’t matter what you and I think, employers will use one of the labels, overqualified, over-experienced or even over-educated, when they want to reject your candidacy, albeit they cannot fault your qualifications and experience. It may not pose too much of an issue if you encounter such rejections once or twice, however, if you are experiencing this at every single interview you go to, then there has to be a problem with your application, resume or interviewing style, which must be addressed immediately. Read more of this post