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"Sorry, you're overqualified."
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Knowing that her doctorate in bio-physics made her profoundly overqualified for the job, Susan played dumb during the interview.
'It helps to be a little crazy to work here, but you're overqualified.'
"Being a post-doc for thirty years can really screw up your life."
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'I'm sorry, but you have a very impressive resume, and at this company, we find competence threatening.'
'You're overqualified, Sir. In other words, you've become too smart for your own good.'
A farmer has an incredible educational background.
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"It appears you're a bit overqualified to be exploited but somewhat underqualified to exploit others."
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Bob finally catches a break.
"I'll thank you not to quote Yeats, Godel, or any other reminders of college loan debt."
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"Brilliant resume. How are you at making coffee?"
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Jobs for graduates
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"You may have a bit of a wait—there are sixteen Russian nuclear physicists ahead of you."
"I'm sorry, but you're over-qualified."
"It's a perfect position for you...You'll be able to use your degree in advanced Mathematics to count the tins you're stacking!"
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'The good news is, you'll never have to worry about being overqualified for any job...'
"I see the Wizard gave you a brain. That may make you over qualified to work here."
"You may be over qualified."
"You're overqualified. Could you dumb it down a little?"
"This company needs a hero - not a superhero. You're overqualified."
"Impressive rap sheet. Any experience that didn't end in an arrest?"
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"Great prototype, but I asked for a grate prototype."
"Are you sure you're not assigning too much homework? - I don't want to end up overqualified."
'You need the toilet...I'll just go and see if there's someone less qualified to help.'
'Nobody likes a bartender who went to college.'