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Old 09-23-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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How do you go about getting a 10-11 an hour job if you have a bachelors degree, a pharmacy technician certfication, and several years working experience (last three years have been substitute teaching with two school districts)?

I already get rejection letters and interviewers who tell me I'm overqualified. They don't want me at all.
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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You could probably get an $8-9/hr job, because they expect a high rate of turnover. Once you get to $10 they are worried about you leaving the first time you find something that pays $12-14. Employers know that people will take what they can get in this economy and then keep looking for something better, and don't want to spend the time and money training someone who will leave soon. When we interview people that appear overqualified for a $25/hour job we consider their enthusiasm for the job and that can offset the overqualification. I imagine it has been
difficult for you to sound enthusiastic enough about a $11/hr job to
convince them that you would stay.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Central, CT
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Is it really close to home?

Mention you are looking for something closer to home and while you understand this may limit your options you've already decided distance and good service to stay near home are worthwhile.

If the degree isn't needed for the jobs on your resume then nix it. Only put the basic aspects of your past roles on the resume.
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