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Does anyone know of any opportunities in the Lynchburg, Virginia area?


Michael Reese Rustburg, VA

After retirement, my family decided to move to the Lynchburg area to help with our parents. I have applied for positions, received calls/emails from most but told over qualified for the postions.

11 April 2020 3 replies Career Exploration



Gene Nokes Dublin, CA

Found your request interesting. You have a target area, but you don't mention the kind of work you want to do. You could go to the Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce to see what the membership looks like, so you could target certain organizations.
If you haven't decided on the work you want to do, going forward you can go to O*NET and take the interest profiler, see Based on your profile, O*NET will drop you into an open job data base by zip code, so you can look for opportunities.
See if this article helps you with targeting organizations:


John Faber Arlington, VA

Hi Michael,

If you are being told you are overqualified, I would suggest tailoring your resume for the position if you haven't already. I would also provide a cover letter with your application for why you are interested in the position. One way you can explain your interest is that you aren't looking for a higher salary or opportunities to advance, and instead, you are looking for a position that provides stability in the Lynchburg area so that you can help your parents. If you are sure that this is all you want, and you can make that clear that this position with this pay will meet your expectations, then being overqualified should be seen as an asset to the organization.

I hope this helps!


Deb Yeagle Tampa, FL

Thanks for your service!
Have you checked out BWX Technologies?
There are a couple project management/planner jobs available:

Good luck and let me know if you need help reviewing / tailoring your resume!

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