Interview Prep: Addressing Your Qualifications - dummies

Interview Prep: Addressing Your Qualifications

If you interview for a position that you are under or overqualified for, you need to prepare for the interviewer to question why you want to work there.

If you are overqualified for a position, the interviewer maybe worried that you will be bored with the job or that you won't be committed to staying with the organization for a long period of time. Address their concerns by explaining that you are looking for a place where you can make positive contributions but where you no longer have to be the star. Or perhaps you are looking for opportunities that a new environment will provide to you that you aren't able to find in your current situation. Show how your depth of knowledge, experience and accomplishments can be a benefit to the company.

If you are underqualified for a job, explain to the interviewer that you have taken on positions in the past without being familiar with all aspects of the role, but that you put time and effort into learning quickly and found success in those positions. Discuss any projects you have worked on as part of a team that helped you identify skills that would be an asset to the position and company.

Watch this video for some tips to keep in mind as you prepare for your next job interview.