Thank you so much for your work! I have found your advice to be extremely helpful in my job searches.  Please keep up the good work!

I have an interview this Friday for a job that I badly want.  The recruiter just called me and said that they were intrigued by my resume and want to meet me but are concerned that I might be bored with the position.  I am curious how you suggest responding to such a question if it should arise in the meeting Friday.

Thanks in advance for your response.

Enter your name and email address below. No spam. Unsubscribe anytime.

3 replies
  1. Penelope Trunk
    Penelope Trunk says:

    People only want to hire someone who is totally excited about the job. If you hire someone who is above the job then it means that a) the person will be bored and unmotivated and b) the person has something wrong with him that he can’t get a job at his level. So you want to have a very clear explanation of why you are not too high level for this job.

    A good approach is to talk about how there are specific skills you want to build, that you do not have, and you applied to this job because you can build those skills while leveraging the skills you already have to ensure success in the position while you learn.

    I hope this helps. Good luck in the interview!

    Penelope

  2. Mark W.
    Mark W. says:

    In addition to what Penelope said and perhaps worded a little differently, tell them you are not the type of person to be bored in a job. Explain to them that you look forward to learning and mastering the position as it’s currently defined and hope to introduce new processes and methods which will benefit the company and never leave you bored. I am not a career adviser but that would be my approach.

Comments are closed.