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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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That command was in response to an Inspector's General report that more than 25,000 persons were overqualified.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development says six in ten graduates end up doing jobs for which they are overqualified, compared with one in ten in Germany and Holland.
Rather than equipping overqualified engines, the automaker often selects powertrains that are able to deliver balance to the vehicles that they reside in.
In advanced economies, for instance, mismatch often refers to higher skilled young people employed in jobs for which they are overqualified.
MORE than 60 per cent of EU nationals and over 65 per cent of third country nationals feel overqualified for their current job in Cyprus, the statistical service said on Tuesday.
We need companies to hire the mature professionals who for one reason or another have lost their positions in the prime of their career only to find out that nobody will hire them because they are too old or overqualified or because they may ask for too much of a salary regardless of what they would really ask.
It might not seem like a bad thing aACAo maybe the work's easy, or you don't have to overexert yourself aACAo but being overqualified can leave you frustrated and angry after time, especially if your manager never utilizes your skill set or gives you challenging projects.
You might for example, omit an advanced degree so you won't appear overqualified for a particular position.
Teitelbaum details five instances, spanning more than six decades, when observers called for more scientists and engineers, only to create a new generation of underemployed, overqualified skilled workers.
A[cedilla] With overqualified workers provide a higher level of service to clients
The report indicated that around 30% of working males in Egypt are overqualified for their current position, while around 10% are under qualified.
Shakir (late Arab-American literature, Bentley College) was at the start of the movement that made it all right to be female and Arab, but the idea was so new that she earned Fullbright scholarships not only because she was overqualified and her time was due, but also because she had a way of articulating her experiences to the outside world.