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overqualified

[oh-ver-kwol-uh-fahyd] /ˈoʊ vərˈkwɒl əˌfaɪd/
adjective
1.
having more education, training, or experience than is required for a job or position.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; over- + qualified
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Examples for overqualified
  • He was overqualified for this seemingly simple task.
  • But he had no money and, in fact, was overqualified for any kind of a job available to him.
  • The jobs once occupied by high-school kids trying to make some pocket change have been usurped by the overqualified and the aged.
  • Often we'll find candidates who appear grossly underqualified or overqualified.
  • Some will end up working as underpaid and overqualified laboratory technicians or will take adjunct faculty positions.
  • He is probably a lot of people, not doing the job you want to do, doing a job he's overqualified for.
  • First, overqualified people are often turned down for those low paying jobs because of their background.
  • For two of those, the employers told her she was overqualified.
  • Millions of others are working at jobs for which they are likely overqualified and earning less than in their previous jobs.
  • She has cut back on her professional experience on her resume so that she's not ruled out for being overqualified.
British Dictionary definitions for overqualified

overqualified

/ˌəʊvəˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪd/
adjective
1.
having more managerial experience or academic qualifications than required for a particular job
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