My friend, however, was turned down, and it was explained to him that while he was in fact highly qualified for the position, he was not quite as overqualified for it as the people who were actually chosen.
I forgot how demeaning it is to get rejected for a job you're overqualified for and really didn't want in the first place.
Sure, I'm overqualified … I'm willing to stoop to that level.
Somehow, when I drop my application at a movie theatre or an office or the library, I always feel silly because I know I'm ridiculously overqualified for the post.
Either way, many students are sucked into the workforce at entry-level posts, grumbling that they're overqualified and underpaid.
The point is that he's not bitter; the nation's army of overqualified supermarket shelf stackers is just a fact of life.
Recent figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that ever more graduates are taking on jobs for which they are overqualified .
Many Jordanians now take jobs for which they are overqualified , simply to survive.
He has a shelf full of Pulitzer Prizes and is probably overqualified to have any discussion with the panel on this program.
Hell, I'm practically overqualified to be a journalist.