Send your resume and a cover letter which states “It’ll appear obvious from my resume that I’m over-qualified for the job you advertised, so let me tell you why you should interview me and consider “super-sizing” your opportunity”. Write a bulleted list of 3-5 benefits you think they might be interested in. Close the letter saying something to the effect that “I am old enough to have already learned from my mistakes – so my experience is more cost effective than a more junior person. In a few months, or years, you’ll need to send them on training to upgrade their knowledge, whereas I come fully equipped to do the next job too.”
♦ Point out any certificates or advanced training which you already have that someone in that job might be expected to acquire.
♦ Show you are already qualified to do the next position too.
♦ Point out any retraining allowances or incentives employers might be eligible for if they hire a more seasoned person.