posted on Jan, 24 2019 @ 08:04 AM
a reply to: Indigent
This is unfortunately a common problem in Europe (and probably elsewhere) these days. We have had 50 odd years of encouraging eveyone to go to
university. The result is that when you go for a "simple" job, such as gas station, the potential employers see you as being over qualified so not
I worked on a building site the other month and i was one of the least qualified people there (i have 2 undergrad degrees and 1 post grad degree). One
of the labourers (so not even skilled) had a PHD in Satelite Communications!
I have found it helpful over the years to leave off qualifications when applying for some jobs. And have discovered that employers are far more
interested in ongoing development, rather than educational standard - by that i mean, for example, if working in the food industry, make sure all of
your certificates are up to date (food preparation, packaging, hygeine, etc) - that will go a lot further than academic qualifications unless you plan
on getting academic work.