Dealing with the 'Overqualified' Label
Fritschi and Diane are just two of millions of successful, educated people who've found themselves affected by the economy. With the unemployment rate at its highest at 8.5 percent and 5.1 million jobs lost since the recession began in 2007*, many people are taking "bridge jobs," or jobs for which they are overqualified, to just to stay employed.
Working for $10 per hour as a Starbucks barista is not exactly where Teresa Fritschi, 48, pictured herself at this stage of her career. Especially not after working as an award-winning communications specialist and earning more than $300,000 per year.