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So is the term "you come off as very experienced" code for "you're too old for the position you're aiming for"?

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I will never understand why having more experience than the job needs is a bad thing, especially if the person is willing to accept the pay grade. Given what’s happening in the industry, I’m seeing much more of this. Yes they will want to move up, but in the mean time, my life gets easier.

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Because it’s usually bait and switch when the candidate quickly realizes they are overqualified for the role and get super impatient for a promotion that isn’t there because you needed someone to fill the role you hired for to begin with, not the role above that.

Either that. Or they perceive your salary to be above what they are able or willing to pay. Ironic they seem unaware how their veiled question comes off.

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That’s also a risk of promoting too quickly, you think you may be helping people but you are actually truncating their career. They become too expensive too quickly.

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I think it's more about money. They think someone with more experience will cost more.

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Could be salary. Could be they think you will get bored of the work. Or that they can’t mold you. Fight back - tell em you really want it and want to have a conversation around it

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Yes, it’s code. Overqualified + experienced = Ageism It’s rampant. It’s illegal. It’s real. It’s the new normal.

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Put it in another context "You come off as very intelligent/beautiful/kind/etc" and it seems more like a left-handed compliment with an unspoken "but ..."

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