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What can you do if someone gets hired over you, but you're the better qualified candidate?

I know of a guy who is about to get hired, but he only has 1 IT certification and no degree. I have an Associates and Bachelor's in Telecommunications Systems, I have two certifications, but yet, this person is getting hired over me. And I have more experience than him. Is there anything that I can do? how about legally?

Asked By: Mean Geno - 12/7/2007
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as stated above you have no legal recourse unless you were discriminated against... More
Answered By: michr - 12/7/2007
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You have no legal recourse...you might ask the boss what qualities they are looking for as a supervisor/lead. Not all techno-wizards make good managers.
Answered By: sirbobby98121 - 12/7/2007
 
There may be other qualities just as important, or more important than experience. But if you believe that you are being discriminated against on the basis of your race, religion, national origin, or gender, call the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to discuss your rights.
Answered By: raichasays - 12/7/2007
 
Nothing you can do except apply for another job. It isnt just about degrees..its about your ability to get along with people. And your moaning does not speak well for you.
Answered By: loyal - 12/7/2007
 
nothing legal you can do and even though your boss needs to wake up, you have no real recourse except to go to your boss and let him know you are interested in the position he is giving this other guy. How bad do you want this job???
Answered By: Joshot - 12/7/2007
 
The owners of the company or its designates can do as they please with their company. Why want tobe with someone or in a positin where you arenot wanted? Two options: 1. get new job 2. start your own
Answered By: LeBlanc - 12/7/2007
 
Sorry, but there is nothing you can do about it. Happens all the time. Nothing illegal about it.
Answered By: JUSTME - 12/7/2007
 
Unless you believe that you were not promoted/hired due to you belonging to one of the protected statuses, then no there is nothing you can do. Now, if you are a member of one of the protected statuses then you may have a cause of action... More
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Answered By: hensleyclaw - 12/7/2007
 
If you feel that you were not hired because of your age (over 40 and they hired someone considerably younger than you), race, ethnicity, gender, religion, creed, etc. you may contact your local EEOC or contact an attorney to see if you can file an anti-discrimination case.
Answered By: ∞infiniti∞ - 12/7/2007
 
There is nothing you can do. They can hire whomever they want. No law guarantees that the most educated/qualified candidate gets the job. Who knows? Maybe the other guy has certain qualities that they think will make him a good fit for their company. Sometimes, personal qualities are more important than... More
Answered By: legendofslipperyhollow - 12/7/2007
 
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