Overqualified?

I happened to have a meeting with an executive director of an oil and gas company this morning. After settling all the issues regarding insurance, he explained to me that his company is on an expansion process.

One of the staff he was looking for was a secretary. He then showed me a folder with a dozen resumes but they just did not fit the bill. Some were too experienced, some were too young (unexperienced) and there was 1 girl who was overqualified.

What he meant was, it would be a total waste for him & also the candidate to employ someone who graduated in Geophysics with a major in Petroleum. Kapeesh?

She would do a lot better in the field of petroleum engineering or exploration and not in the shoes of an office admin assistant.

And so, I do wonder… where are all you secretaries out there?

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