Why I Do It

23 Jun

By far my favorite email in the HR Dave inbox right now comes from the reader who inspired my overqualified post. She writes:

Hi Dave,

Overqualified [name witheld] here–just wanted to give you the fantastic heads up that after following your advice and drilling in my willingness to do administrative duties beyond any level of reason, I very promptly landed a full time EA position at [a great National magazine]! I wouldn’t have thought that downplaying my experience and accentuating the opposite would be the key to finding success–thank you so much for your help and feedback. I can’t tell you what a difference it made and how much I appreciate it! This is something I’ve been working to achieve for over two years, despite constantly hearing the same things, so there’s no question your input made a big difference.

Thanks again!

It absolutely warms my heart to see someone’s hard work pay off like this. Kudos to you, and congratulations on a well earned victory!


3 Responses to “Why I Do It”

  1. Stacy June 27, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    Great news! I wondering Dave if you can re-post your advice on this. I’m curious to know your thoughts and and could use some insights!
    Thank you so much!


  1. “Overqualified?” How to Shift Careers and Get the Job Anyway « HR Dave - June 23, 2011

    […] Good luck – it’s a jungle out there! Want to see how the story turns out for this reader? Here it is! (hint: it’s a happy […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: