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Land the job of your dreams by knowing how to answer even the toughest interview questions.
You Will Need
- Cover letter
Dumb down your resume
Dumb down your resume. Drop advanced college degrees if they don't relate to the job you're applying for, and revise your former title from "manager" to "project team leader," for example.
Eliminate earlier jobs from your resume
Omit some earlier jobs from your resume. "Overqualified" can be code for "too old" or "too expensive."
Write an effective cover letter
Write a cover letter that expresses your desire for the specific job. Employers are afraid that overqualified employees will jump ship for a better opportunity.
Let the interviewer know you'll take lower pay
Let the interviewer know you'll take lower pay. Mention your longevity at prior jobs, emphasizing loyalty. Explain how well you've worked with younger bosses. A job you're overqualified for is better than no job at all.