Overeducated and underemployed

This one is a little near and dear to my heart — its the boat my special guy is in as well as several close friends — people with bachelors and even masters degrees who are working in jobs that they are overqualified for. A sign of the times? A temporary thing? Bad luck? Poor interviewing/networking skills? … all of the above, none of the above, or maybe a combination. I’m honestly not sure.

Still trying to make sense of it all — but making the HR connection,

Getting a college degree still helps your chances of getting a job, but not necessarily a good one.

Some Americans are becoming overeducated for the jobs that are available to them, as data shows more college educated workers are taking low-skill jobs that are clearly below their qualifications.

via Overeducated and underemployed – Economy.

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3 comments

    1. unfortunately, I think that a lot of people can relate 😦 I really want to delve more into this topic and come up with some good actionable actions.
      Thanks for reading and stay tuned!

  1. I can relate as well. In my case, I am almost done with my master’s degree, but I have less than a year of HR work experience. I’m often told that I’m overqualified for some positions because of my education level, but I am underqualified for others due to my lack of experience. I wonder if a lot of the college grads working in retail jobs are stuck there because they don’t have the experience required for better jobs…How do they get that experience if most jobs require prior experience? It can be very frustrating!

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