RE: Getting Hired...Opinion #2500

Subject: RE: Getting Hired...Opinion #2500
From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 19:58:12 -0800

I agree. The more I read these posts, the more I hesitated telling y'all
that my resume is eight pages long. Granted it's January, and time for a
little pruning.

Employers always compliment me on my resume. It's easy to rearrange to make
the most relevant information the most prominent, and it's easy to read.

One of the main reasons that I keep job descriptions from 10 years ago is
that sometimes takes that time period to accumulate what an employer is
looking for (5 years mainframe, 5 years RoboHelp, etc.).

- Jim

-----Original Message-----
Mary Arrotti wrote:

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

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Remove references to outdated tools and extraneous work.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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