When overqualified for a job, should you leave your higher credentials and positions off of your resume so that you look like a good fit? Here’s what I think.

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm a coach who helps people with a variety of
career matters. That can involve the job search, career development, managing
and leading, advancing in the workplace, a whole host of different things. This
question came from someone . . . normally you see this question during
recessionary times but I got it now. "When overqualified for a job, should you
leave your higher credentials and positions off of your resume so she look
like a good fit fascinating question and. I say that because the way it was
languaged, was leave these off the resume as though you're going to hide that you
worked for a certain firm doing certain types of work. That's not going to work
because you are going to have gaps in your background. So, that isn't the way to
approach it now I also want to say that normally again you see this doing a
recession where people change their title and describe their work
functionally and sometimes dumb it down a little bit but I also have to remind
you of something I'll use a technology example if you're a program manager and
you're interviewing for a software development job are you really qualified
I know you've done it before but you haven't done it in years how qualified
are you are you gonna go for a project manager job maybe that'll work but often
it doesn't because you really have outgrown the job you're bigger in scale
and more importantly bigger and money and normally firms have budget for what
they're willing to pay for certain roles so using this example the program
manager may make significantly more than the project manager. How are you going to
work the money out of this so there's a lot of variables in here it's not just
about getting an interview it's ultimately about getting the job you are
better off finding out what the salary range is for the role
before you submit your resume in order to see whether you'd ever consider
working at that price point rather than just flipping a resume like a burger at
a fast-food restaurant through the applicant tracking system trying to get
an interview for a job that should not gonna be interested in and wouldn't take
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ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game HunterJeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1900 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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