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I am hugely overqualified and no one will consider me.


Per Jensen West Harrison, NY

I have started in warehouse/office to sales rep, to national sales manager(100 salesmen) to VP Marketing to EVP Design and International sourcing to President of a small business. 5000+ nights in hotels, 5M miles flown, 20 countries.
Now very energetic, creative, wide awake 75 looking for part time something interesting.

5 April 2020 3 replies Leadership & Management



Deb Yeagle Tampa, FL

Mr. Jensen:
Thanks for your service!
Check out some of the virtual advisory and consulting opportunities and market yourself to firms looking for your experience and skills.
Google "virtual advisory services," "virtual consultant jobs," etc.
Be aware that some of these services will charge a monthly fee to connect you to potential clients. E.g., AdvisoryCloud (
Good luck!

7 April 2020 Helpful answer


Olivia Friedman Huntsville, AL

Hello Mr. Overqualified:

I remember this issue and learned very quickly not to mention the blue and the yellow shoe strings, only the blue. Overqualification is a real issue.

Yet as one other veteran mentioned, you may try board as I am on several. They pay between $350 and $550 per hour, depending upon specialty, need, stage of funding. However, if you'd like to learn more on the advisory groups you may have been referred to, feel free to message me on LinkedIn. There is much to know before making a commitment to such consultancy firms.

Olivia Friedman | CIO of Year Award 2020 Candidate
LinkedIn Career and Resume "Advice Expert " LinkedIn Career Hub

11 June 2020 Helpful answer


Raj Sa Houston, TX

Me. Jensen,

Thank you for your service. You have a lot of experience and it is a valuable assets. There are several consulting and coaching opportunities for well experienced person like yourself. Additionally you can also consider to be a business owner where you can hire a a manger to manage tactical daily operations and you guide them to strategically grow the business. In Both cases Franchise business are great options as they have established processes and can be started very quickly.

Good luck


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