| | I am starting to realize this
It is not just with HR though, supervisors and managers also seem to just want someone bright enough to do the job and that's it. I consider myself a bit above average. I notice a lot of dumb things happen at work, but I have learned to keep my mouth shut about things. I don't know if it is my intelligence or if I am rebellious in nature, but I get bored with work quickly and I start trying to make it more fun by improving and improving and in the process noticing everything that is wrong. Ofcourse then the general public is quick to just label me as a pessimist.
Perhaps I am onto something here, smart people get bored fast and may also be bothered once they notice all the problems after a few months, resulting in frequently changing jobs.