need advice - quitting PhD and want to start working

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S.A.D.
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need advice - quitting PhD and want to start working

Hello,

I would like advice regarding this issue. I am considering quitting my PhD and would like to get a job in industry. I already have a Masters degree (2006) and will be applying for positions that require that qualification and not higher (like the PhD), for example research scientist, research associate, etc.

So when I apply for these positions, should I mention in my resume/ CV that currently I am in the PhD program? Or should I just stop with stating my last degree was the MS in 2006?

I am concerned that if I mention about my being in the PhD program, the industry HR might wonder why I'm applying for positions that need Masters degree students, and then they might look at me as a PhD student itself, think that I overqualify for the job and then not even interview me??????
Should I be letting them know in advance that I intend to quit the PhD or is that something I can clarify during the interview?

Thank you