I interviewed at ESIS/ACE not too long ago. I was met directly with the person whom i would work with, and at the same time on conference with the upper management x2, located out of state.
I was told the ins and outs of the position, and i w. fully aware ofincome over qualified when i applied.
I was taken aback when i was asked to convince one of the callers that i wouldn't get bored since I was over qualified. Though I understand the turnover issue, I felt as though my extra skills would be an asset to myself and the company. I was aware of the duties when applying and was literally asked to convince them I wouldnt get bored and leave. I don't usually post negatively, but the tone and demand for convincing which came off very offensively and embarrassed me . I am the sole income of 5 and out of work trying to maintain and willing to take a step down for a secure income... Which was a major downgrade too.
After an embarrassing attempt to answer a question that was clearly a "not a good fit" kill shot... Of course I didn't get the job.
I was relieved. To add insult to injury, I still sent a thank you letter and never heard a word from the recruiter. Not. One. I was obviously not worth a 2 minute generic so sorry email.
I don't think this is routine.... But the insult and interrogation felt like I was literally begging for them to let me please.... And I will NEVER allow such a rude request fly ever again.
If I was over qualified, you shouldn't have called me. If you even consider that demand.... Don't bother. Have a heart and end the interview without your jollies hearing a sincere candidate (recruited mind you) try to apologize for hard work and well deserved knowledge and experience.
Job Seekers don't apologize for your gifts!