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    Hi,

    I've heard that you are unlikely to be chosen for retail jobs if you have good grades, thus you are "overqualified". I've thought about it and realised every single person I know that has a job in retail isn't very smart academically. It would also make sense since I read employers don't go for smart people as they're more likely to move onto better jobs and may also find some of the work "beneath them".
    Currently my cv says: 11 A*-C including mathematics (A*) and English language (A). I've been advised to change it to 5 A*-C including English and maths. Do you guys agree? Is there anyone here with top grades and still has a job in retail, or has found it very difficult to secure one?
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    Every job I've held in retail has had tons of University students. Your GCSE grades do not make you over qualified.
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    I work at Tesco, I got 1A* 4As 5Bs. Pretty much everyone at my Tesco is a retard, a couple of em have degrees ( law at Staffordshire, biomed at Keele).
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    (Original post by 20320452)
    Hi,

    I've heard that you are unlikely to be chosen for retail jobs if you have good grades, thus you are "overqualified". I've thought about it and realised every single person I know that has a job in retail isn't very smart academically. It would also make sense since I read employers don't go for smart people as they're more likely to move onto better jobs and may also find some of the work "beneath them".
    Currently my cv says: 11 A*-C including mathematics (A*) and English language (A). I've been advised to change it to 5 A*-C including English and maths. Do you guys agree? Is there anyone here with top grades and still has a job in retail, or has found it very difficult to secure one?
    Lol, this is simply untrue. I've been able to get part-time work with an undergraduate degree and a master's on my CV..
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    I had simialr grades to you an had no problem getting shop jobs and stuff, they know most people leave those jobs pretty quickly and will prefer someone who can think for themselves so you're not at a disadvantage.
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    I got my current job (barwork and waitressing) whilst also having a degree so getting moderate-good GCSE's won't hinder you at all

    Some places don't like taking on uni students as they're generally only home at Christmas/for the summer but that's nothing to do with their prior qualifications
 
 
 
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