This could be code for "you sound too good to be true, and now we are suspicious if you can really do what you say you can do."But I just could not believe the overconfident thing. Maybe I am a bit overconfident about this but I am not sure I have EVER been told that in any aspect of my life... I mean, what should you do? Say "Well, um, I'm not sure my experience is that great, but I think I could probably do this anyway?" I always worry about not seeming confident enough - maybe I over compensated or turned into an ESTP for the duration of the interview
Or "we're afraid you're so smart/talented that we won't be able to boss you around and take advantage of you."
I believe the job interview is all a BS-ing game, so you have to read between the lines of their BS reasoning.
I need to move to England . It's true....it's hard to be "too confident" in the US, which is annoying for those of us who often find that attitude to be arrogant and bragging.I can't help wondering if this is a bit of an English thing (I'm Canadian but live over here.) The English love their self deprecation. I have a hard time imagining a North American interviewer telling me I seemed over confident.
It's rough out there....I am so discouraged by the job search...