Although flattering on the surface, the words: You’re overqualified, can be frustrating when you are looking for a job. But there’s a reason why employers avoid hiring people who are over qualified—they tend to get bored, underperform, and have little loyalty to the company. That’s why, if you want to grow in your career, one of the smartest strategies you can use is to take on a stretch assignment that really test your capabilities. In other words, under qualified.