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Educated or skilled beyond what is necessary or desired for a particular job.


(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) having more managerial experience or academic qualifications than required for a particular job


(ˈoʊ vərˈkwɒl əˌfaɪd)

having more education, training, or experience than is required for a job.


[ˌəʊvəˈkwɒlɪfaɪd] ADJcon titulación que excede la exigida
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In fact, by the Edge Foundation, an independent education charity, suggests that the government's definition of a 'graduate job' may be disguising the extent of graduate overqualification.
In case of over-qualification of the profile, the maximum rate indicated for the position remains unchanged; in addition, overqualification is not considered a plus, and may even be considered penalizing.
Past studies have examined antecedents of underemployment and overqualification, but have not explored the precursors of underemployment willingness.
We investigated the moderating role of organizational learning on the relationship between perceived overqualification and job satisfaction, affective commitment, and performance.
His most recent projects focus on the integration of immigrants into the labour market, with particular emphasis on overqualification, and the academic success of first- and second-generation youths.
Cabral and Jose (2005) analysed the effect of overqualification in four dimensions of job satisfaction (job security, wage, type of work and number of working hours), and concluded that over-qualification negatively affects the job satisfaction in all these four cases.
This is sometimes called overselling or overqualification in the labor literature.
A Survey of Adult Skills performed in 2013 by OECD confirmed that both overqualification and overskilling are associated with a significant underuse and waste of human capital and skills, including numeracy, literacy, ICT and problem solving at work.
Uppal S and LaRochelle-Cote S (2014) Overqualification among recent university graduates in Canada.
A study of perceived cognitive overqualification in the workforce.
The highest difficulties are encountered by this last generation who are faced, leaving aside the lack of experience, with two types of challenges since the beginning of the crisis, and even now in the post-crisis period: the challenge of overqualification which often forces them to get employment under their level of education or training and the one of mismatch between the acquired skills and competences and the actual job requirements.