You Haven't Found the Right Job

Jamie wants to know if he should dumb down his résumé in order to get a part-time job. He feels that his education level is keeping him from getting a job. Dave disagrees that it's necessary.

QUESTION: Jamie in Dallas wants to know if he should dumb down his résumé in order to get a part-time job. He feels that his education level is keeping him from getting a job, and he’s eager to pay off his debts. Dave disagrees that it’s necessary.

ANSWER: I think you probably just haven’t found the right thing. Honestly, there are a lot of people with big-time résumés who are working part-time jobs in this culture today whether they’re trying to get out of debt or between jobs or underemployed or unemployed. There’s a ton of that out there right now as you can imagine with the economic strains that we’ve just been through.

I don’t think it’s unusual for the guy at the package place to see somebody with a master’s degree wanting to work at night throwing boxes. That’s probably not what you’re facing. I think you just haven’t found anything that’s a fit for your part-time gig yet. I really like where your head is and where you’re heading though. I really predict good things for you in the next six months because I think you’re just a guy who’s not going to be denied.

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