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Old 04-22-2014, 05:23 AM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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Currently out of work. I see numerous entry-level positions of which I've applied to a few of them. However, I am concerned that I'm wasting my time since having too much experience will make it look like I'm only in it so I can get something for the time being, and then jump ship when I get something else at a better salary. Any ways to really alleviate them of such a concern? A few have listed pay ranges which I'd be content with the upper limits, but I do NOT want to be bring it up on something as early as a cover letter unless the job description explicitly asked for this info (none have thus far).

However, I'm still intrigued by these listings since:
1) Some listings also call for skillsets which I'm still rather new in, but I would excel at other requirements.
2) Perhaps they may want me in another capacity. While I'd rather apply to positions which I'm a best fit for, I don't think this is too off the mark, and I do need to continue making this a numbers game.
3) it may lead to other contacts for all I know.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:14 PM
 
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I don't know, I'm in the same boat. I do Software QA, so its possible a lot of companies have stringent requirements, so I tend to look at entry level jobs with more skills I can learn.

I go ahead an state as much in the cover letter. I tend to think that they might not even respond if they assume I am in it short term.

I'll let you know what works.
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:54 PM
 
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Mid level employees (4-8 years) who are willing to take entry level jobs are the IDEAL candidate for employers.

Nobody is going to hire true entry level candidates because training employees is going to cost the company $$$. Not to mention if they don't like what they are doing, they will leave too. At least you have done it before.

Entry level is about 0-3 or 5 years anyway so you're not really taking that huge of a cut.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:39 PM
 
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Tailor your resume to meet the job requirements. Some people don't like interviewing or hiring the overqualified because they feel they will always be flight risks. The sole purpose of your resume is to get you an interview. Then it's all about you and what you present to them.
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