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Writing a Resume When You\’re Overqualified

So you’ve got a pretty good idea of what you want to do with your life, you just need to find the right fit. No problem. You’ve got a few options. You can go back to college for another degree, you can try and find a job in your chosen field, or you can consider going for a master’s. No matter which option you choose, there’s plenty of job openings, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding work.

The key is to keep researching and developing skills, even if you decide on a job in your chosen field. The only way to succeed as a writer is through continuous education and training. There are plenty of opportunities for writers to develop their skills and gain new experiences, whether through a fellowship, a mentorship program, or even just taking a class or two to beef up your resume.

Let’s face it, life can feel pretty empty when you’re overqualified for the job you want. In these instances, it can be hard to motivate yourself to get up and going. You’re not actually overqualified, but sometimes it seems that way. When this happens, it’s critical to remember why you’re doing what you’re doing and what you’re trying to achieve. This is a crucial point, and one that will help you continue despite your feelings of being ‘overqualified’ and give you the motivation to keep going.

Why Are You Overqualified?

The first step towards climbing out of the ‘overqualified’ hole is understanding why you’re there in the first place. Maybe you’ve decided that this is what you want to do with your life and are moving mountains to make it happen. Great! You should be proud of what you’re doing and believe wholeheartedly in your ability to succeed. However, things can go wrong. If you’re working hard but still can’t seem to break through, it might be time to ask yourself some tough questions.

Why do you believe you’re so overqualified? Are you absolutely certain that this is the best path for you, or is it just easier to continue applying for jobs than to start your own business? Sometimes, we get so focused on the end goal that we forget why we’re really doing what we’re doing. There’s a lot of hidden motivation behind your determination to be a writer, and to some extent, this motivation is causing you to overqualify for certain jobs. You’re doing this for the right reasons, but sometimes it feels like a Catch-22 situation. On the one hand, you need a job to pay the bills and support yourself while you continue your studies. On the other hand, the more you study, the more you realize that you’re qualified for more than one career.

How Do You Feel About Being Overqualified?

What’s the first thought that comes to mind when you think about being overqualified? Let’s be honest, the thought of being overqualified for a job you want probably doesn’t inspire confidence. However, it’s important to remember that feeling insecure is natural, especially when you’re putting so much effort into something. It’s a good idea to take a step back and remind yourself that being overqualified for a job is not a bad thing. In some instances, it can be an advantage. For example, if you’re applying for work in a creative field, you might be able to get hired even though you have more formal education than the person who got the job because you’re passionate about what you do. In other words, having more education than the person you’re competing with doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll lose the job, it just means you’ll have more to offer. Some organizations value creativity and originality more than someone who has a lot of experience, so if you can show that you have these qualities, you’ll likely land the job regardless of your level of education.

Feeling guilty about being overqualified is completely normal. You’re doing the right thing by continuing your education and training, and you should be proud of yourself for deciding to better yourself. Just be sure to keep your eyes open for jobs in your chosen field, even if it means going for a masters or PhD. With enough research, you’ll be able to find a job that will make you feel proud. Then, you can convince yourself (and anyone around you) that being overqualified is not a bad thing, it’s just a thing. Hopefully, this article will help you realize that being overqualified for the job you want does not mean you’ll end up in the ‘overqualified’ category for the rest of your life.