Ladies, get ready for a rant!
Someone please explain to me what it means to be OVERQUALIFIED. Here is one definition: 'the state of being skilled or educated beyond what is necessary for a job'. So let me get this straight, if someone with amazing experience or abilities is willing to take a job that would normally be beneath them, due to extenuating circumstances, it is not acceptable? For F***s sakes! I think that any employer would be an idiot to turn away this 'overqualified' individual. It seems to me that our times is defined by this idiotic term!
It has become clear to me that the people running internship programs are the only sane ones left in this economy! Why shouldn't someone with a masters degree, or years of business experience be given the opportunity to go after their dreams and start from the bottom? How is it that I could easily be hired for an internship position, but not even considered for a.... let's say... reception position? If I need some extra cash and want to take on a reception position, how dare the people with power tell me that I am simply too good for this job? They don't know me!
I'm so frustrated with this. I have a handsome, highly educated, ambitious and clever friend who after years of working in law has decided that he wants to work in entertainment and the stupid people he would be working for are too intimidated by her to give even her a chance! I think that employers should count their lucky stars to have someone OVERQUALIFIED on their team! I think that this term should be spun to show it in a positive light. In fact, let's say it loud and proud!
Hi, my name is Rose, I am an Eternal Intern, and I am OVERQUALIFIED!