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The Single Biggest Lie That HR Tells Candidates

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Dec 25, 2015
This article is part of a series called Classic TLNT.

Editor’s Note: It’s an annual tradition for TLNT to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 28 of 2015. Our regular content will return on Jan. 4, 2016. Merii Kurisumasu

No one ever wants to admit this but it can be really intimidating working with someone who is way smarter and more talented than you.

This is the basis for the biggest lie HR tells candidates.

You are overqualified!

We’ve told this lie for decades

Truth be told, no one is ever “overqualified” for a position. You might have more qualifications than the organization needs for the position you are interviewing for, but that really isn’t the issue. The issue is the person doing the interviewing is scared that you are better than they are.

This article is part of a series called Classic TLNT.
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