- You’ve got a great background.
- You’re willing to settle for a giant pay cut?
- What a deal, right?
Why would an employer turn you down?
- You think you are “settling” for an inferior job
- You might get a call from someone who truly appreciates your worth
- You might get bored
- You might tell your supervisor off. You have “been there, done that”
- You’re desperate. You’ll say anything to get some cash flow.
Why you might WANT a lower paying job:
- It’s closer to home, and travel has worn you down
- Your personal circumstances have changed. You can’t be on call anymore.
- You no longer have the physical ability to perform the higher paying tasks.
If you truly want a less responsible and lower paying position, be prepared to explain why.
- Don’t water down your resume.
- Explain your interest in the position in a cover letter.
- Respect the intelligence of the hiring authority
- Show sincere interest in the prospective company
For more tips on handling the “over”qualified objection, check out ABLE’s Career Portal on the Candidates Page.