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.
and its outcome: The moderating role of empowerment.
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.