How to Apply for a Job When You’re Overqualified, with Phiona Martin

Is it ever a good idea to apply for a job when you are overqualified? Perhaps you’ve moved to a new city or you’re trying to get a job at your dream company, and you’re considering taking a smaller role to get your foot in the door. Find Your Dream Job guest Phiona Martin says you can get hired for a job where you're overqualified, but you must be able to answer a hiring manager’s specific concerns about hiring you. Phiona shares the most common questions you will be asked, how to give genuine answers, along with tips on preparing for your interview and writing a great cover letter. About Our Guest: Phiona Martin ( is a registered industrial psychologist. Her work focuses on careers, talent, and leadership. Phiona's key experience has been in the consulting, education and corporate environments. As a thought leadership enthusiast, she provides expert opinions on career development on many media platforms, including her own career advice website. Resources in This Episode: Phiona is passionate about career and professional development. She shares helpful content for standing out in the workplace on her website, If you’re struggling with how to craft a compelling cover letter, we’ve got a free guide that can help. Download Simple Rules for a Winning Cover Letter ( From our Sponsor: Sneaker School is an online certificate program that lets you explore career paths in the footwear industry and learn from some of the biggest names in the business. Visit to start mapping your career in the sneaker world.

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