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    Looking for jobs at the moment has been hell, despite the economic climate. I've been told by several employers that I am overqualified which is distressing to say the least.

    I am currently going into my third year at Uni and looking for casual summer work as I fortunately got an internship in pr and marketing. I have GSCE like many others, the majority at A grade and 3 Alevels at AAB.
    Why do I keep getting rejected on these terms? One person has suggested I take off my grades achieved from my CV, but cant this also be a detriment to new employers?

    Thoughts guys?

    I'm not sure how fair this is, if you have applied for a job then surely you are making it clear to the employer that you wish to work there, so how can they reject you on these grounds. Suppose they are worried that you will leave as soon as a better job comes up?
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    You need to tailor your CV to the employer. There can't be very many casual summer employers that care about qualifications, so you shouldn't be putting up degree predictions, A level grades etc on there. However, graduate employers will be interested in grades, so when you write a CV for those type of jobs, put them on.

    Casual, part-time, temporary type jobs are far more interested in your customer service skills, reliability, good timekeeping, ability to work in high tempo work etc and that is what your CV has to show you can do.
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