Definition of Overqualified

1. Adjective. Having too many qualifications to be deemed appropriate for a (usually unskilled) job. ¹



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Definition of Overqualified

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Overqualified

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1. Just a Temp: Expectation and Experiences of Women Clerical Temporary Workers by Maureen Martella (1997)
"Half of the temps believe they were overqualified for at least some of their assignments, almost half believe their skills were well-matched to the tasks ..."

2. Women's Colleges in the United States: History, Issues, & Challenges by Irene Harwarth (1997)
"... schools during the Depression, and these women did succeed in finding paid jobs, they were often jobs for which the women were overqualified.83 ..."

3. Literacy Skills for the Knowledge Society: Further Results from the by Nancy Darcovich, Statistics Canada (1997)
"Many do not consider themselves to he over- educated or overqualified for their jobs. Rather, these people tend to indicate that they are not sufficiently ..."

4. Free a Marine to Fight: Women Marines in World War II by Mary V. Stremlow (1996)
"With time, the dilemma of too many, overqualified women resolved itself because as the war progressed there was ample work for everyone, male supervisors ..."

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