Re: Getting Hired...Opinion #2500

Subject: Re: Getting Hired...Opinion #2500
From: Mary Arrotti <mary_arrotti -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "Suzanne R. O'Kelly" <french7suzi -at- yahoo -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 11:55:04 -0800 (PST)

If I followed this advice when I was 33 & with 10 years experience, I would likely not have received some of the job offers I did.

I can't think of any circumstance where it would benefit you to eliminate *relevant* experience from your resume or cover letter.

And all things being equal, I'd much prefer to hire someone with 10+ years experience over someone with 6 years experience. For me, that would be a no-brainer.

Edit your resume and tailor your info for a specific job or industry. Remove references to outdated tools and extraneous work. Make your resume tight & easy-to-read. And (if you fear ageism) then focus attention away from dates and years.

But you can't expect to get the big(ger) money if you don't show 'em what you got.

"Suzanne R. O'Kelly" <french7suzi -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
No one's resume needs to
go back more than 10 years, and frankly, I can't
believe those of you who have been in this rat race
for as long as you have don't know this. Why? Because
you look old.

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