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To Hire or Not to Hire the Overqualified: That Is the Question

Traditionally, employers and recruiters have been hesitant to hire overqualified workers, fearing they will leave as soon as a better opportunity comes along; but given the challenging economic times, many employers have snatched up overqualified applicants. Is it worth the risk?


About the Author(s)

Bruce L. Katcher, Ph.D. is an industrial/organizational psychologist and founder and president of Discovery Surveys, Inc. (http://www.discoverysurveys.com/) and the Center for Independent Consulting (www.centerforindependentconsulting.com). He is the author of 30 Reasons Employees Hate their Managers (AMACOM) and, most recently, An Insider's Guide to Building a Successful Consulting Practice (AMACOM, 2010).