Overqualified Doesn’t Mean Unemployable

5303454492_65dfa7f52cBeing overqualified doesn’t have to be a death-knell to your employment prospects. There are many valid reasons for wanting to take a slight step down the career ladder.

Maybe you realize your passion better fits a non-management role. Maybe you’ve decided family obligations require you to take a position with a bit less responsibility. Maybe you are embarking on a second career. Whatever your reason, there are ways of dealing with the problem of looking too good to an employer.

Your first, and best, option is to streamline your resume.  Make it relevant. Information that does not help in your current job search does not have to be there. Customize it according to the job needs. One of the benefits of a long and rich job history is that you can decide what to share.