overqualified
adjective Date: 1954 having more education, training, or experience than a job calls for

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  • overqualified — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ too highly qualified …   English terms dictionary

  • overqualified — [ō΄vər kwôl′i fīd΄, o΄vərkwäl′i fīd΄] adj. having more knowledge, education, experience, etc. than needed to qualify for a particular job …   English World dictionary

  • Overqualified — Being overqualified means one is skilled or educated beyond what is necessary for a job. There can often be high costs for companies associated with training employees. This could be a problem for professionals applying for a job where they… …   Wikipedia

  • overqualified — o|ver|qual|i|fied [ˌəuvəˈkwɔlıfaıd US ˌouvərˈkwa: ] adj if you are overqualified for a particular job, you have more experience or training than is needed ≠ underqualified ▪ I m having trouble finding another job everyone says I m overqualified …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overqualified — o|ver|qual|i|fied [ ,ouvər kwalə,faıd ] adjective more experienced and educated than you need to be to do a particular job: They told me I was overqualified for the job …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overqualified — adjective having so much experience or training that people do not want to employ you for particular jobs: The firm told me not to bother applying because I was overqualified …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • overqualified — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪd] / US [ˌoʊvərˈkwɑləˌfaɪd] adjective more experienced and educated than you need to be to do a particular job They told me I was overqualified for the job …   English dictionary

  • overqualified — /oh veuhr kwol euh fuyd /, adj. having more education, training, or experience than is required for a job or position. [1950 55; OVER + QUALIFIED] * * * …   Universalium

  • overqualified — adjective Having too many qualifications to be deemed appropriate for a (usually unskilled) job. Ant: underqualified …   Wiktionary

  • overqualified — adj. over certified for a position; too qualified for a position …   English contemporary dictionary

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