On one hand, the employer is trying to find someone who is the perfect ‘fit’ in many ways. They do try to sniff out folks who they fear are too senior and would take another better-paying job the minute they could.

Try to address the issues of ‘too senior’ in the conversation you are having in the interview. In other words, you might already get the sense before the interview that it will be an issue, so demonstrate or commit early on about your passion and desire for the job. BUT YOU CONTROL that issue and don’t let them make an arbitrary judgment after the interview…its an easy cop-out for em.

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