Opinion: Should You Hire An Overqualified Candidate?

Steffan shares his thoughts on this hot topic as a Forbes Coaches Council member.

Posted on May 12, 2017
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Today, it has become more and more common for people to apply for a role that they may have too many years of experience or skills for.

When you think of it, there are many pros and cons in such a situation. What are the things you have to consider before hiring someone that could be deemed overqualified for a specific role in your company?

Steffan answers:

"Contribution To Company Growth"

"Having experienced this in the past, I would tell you the notion of truly being "overqualified" depends a lot on your company culture.

If this person is truly overqualified for the position, are you willing to listen to their input or seek their advice? Are you willing to let them intervene and help on problems outside their official job role if they can make a valuable contribution?

If not, it may be better for all to take a pass."

To learn from the experiences of 13 other coaches, check out the full original article on Forbes.com.