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  •  Your academic history is impressive. (1+ / 0-)
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    CoyoteMarti

    However, I can believe that some employers might think you are over qualified and that you will be on your way as soon as something better comes along. They may also feel a little intimidated by your accomplishments.

    I am certainly no expert, but it is my understanding that your resume is like an advertisement meant to entice employers. It is also my understanding that it is not unethical to either avoid including some of your scholarly accomplishments or to simply mention them in summary or in passing if they are not relevant to the position for which you are applying.

    A cover letter that states how much you have become a big believer in the mission of community colleges (or government, or whatever) and how you feel working in such a place would allow you to make the most of your skills/abilities/education to contribute to society might also be helpful.

    Of course, what do I know? I'm in the middle of a career switch and spend half my time unsure of my next step in the job search.

    •  Over qualified is biz-speak for too old. (2+ / 0-)
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      David Kroning II, CoyoteMarti

      One hiring manager was nice enough to reply personnally and used that phrase saying that as soon as something better came along I would leave. I wrote back assuring him that I wanted to stay in this geographic area that has few similar positions. No deal.

      I don't dislike all conservatives... mainly just the ones that vote Republican.

      by OHdog on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 01:08:39 PM PDT

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    •  I could write a small book... (0+ / 0-)

      with all the wonderful cover letters I've written.  My bet is most of them were never read.

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