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Careers Counsel | How to Get a Job You're Overqualified For

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How to Get a Job That You're Overqualified For (Fast Company)

Hiring managers tend to overlook candidates with too much experience. Often they’re worried that the applicant will jump ship as soon as something comes along that they’re better suited for, or that they’ll expect a salary that’s greater than their budget.

Using a Rival Offer for Leverage? Be Careful (New York Times)

First, pretending you’re interested in a job offer you wouldn’t really accept is a dubious move, and could alienate that employer and hurt your reputation. Second, your current employer may not only reject your ultimatum but find it bothersome, making it awkward to stay even if you wanted to change your mind.

How to Quit Your Job — 10 Ways to Do It Gracefully (The Cut) 

In most cases, you’re better off not getting into negative reasons for leaving, like that you hated the culture or felt treated unfairly. Those things may be true, but you risk leaving things on a sour note, and changing the type of reference you get from your manager in the future.

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