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Educated or skilled beyond what is necessary or desired for a particular job.
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(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) having more managerial experience or academic qualifications than required for a particular job
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(ˈoʊ vərˈkwɒl əˌfaɪd)

having more education, training, or experience than is required for a job.
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[ˌəʊvəˈkwɒlɪfaɪd] ADJcon titulación que excede la exigida
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WITH new figures revealing a third of graduates are overqualified for their current job, a leading recruitment company is working with clients and exploring a new approach to filling job vacancies.
Sabatian Karithi from Ngage village in Tiganaia East said the deputy county commissioner told him that was told he was overqualified for census work because he holds a University of Nairobi master's degree.
How can he or she be overqualified when the applicant's papers were really not submitted to the committee who will evaluate?
EARLY a third of all graduates are overqualified for their job.
"When a job for M.Phil is advertised, many Ph.Ds apply to these jobs, and ultimately, they serve on the posts for which they are overqualified, ' the agenda said.
Phil is advertised, many PhDs apply to these jobs, and ultimately, they serve on the posts for which they are overqualified," the agenda said.
Adrien Broner, overqualified bum, was a certified bluffer/comedian.
In a British survey of employees conducted from 1992 to 2012, 30% of respondents thought that they were overqualified for their positions (Felstead & Green, 2013).
LAHORE -- The Sargodha district jail superintendent does not believe in the notion of being overqualified. In a surprise move, he assigned nine assistant jail superintendents (ASJs) with the task of cleaning 85 sewage manholes.
Up to 95 per cent of today's young graduates are overqualified for their current jobs while 50 per cent work in low-skilled non-manual occupations, Khazanah Research Institute's latest school to work transition survey (SWTS) found.
Al-Falasi said he was surprised that even though he went to very good schools and had a PhD in engineering, he got rejected when applying to many companies because they said he was overqualified. He realized he was underqualified in consulting, so he started to work on that.