Re: How to mention distant-past experience on a resume?

Subject: Re: How to mention distant-past experience on a resume?
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Dave C <davec2468 -at- yahoo -dot- com>, Tech Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:04:17 -0800

I'd put a bulleted summary of pertinent skills and experience in your introduction and then follow it up with the past 10 years of jobs. Save any needed explanation of where and when for the interview. Most hiring managers won't bother to read past your last 10 years even if you do include it.

Gene Kim-Eng


On 11/21/2014 8:07 PM, Dave C wrote:

...without disclosing one’s age? If it wasn’t valuable experience pertinent to the job, I wouldn’t put it up. But the experience prior to ’90 could be valuable to show.

Currently this category under Experience looks like this:

Work Experience:
2003-present Business Owner
blah, blah

1990-2003 Writer (contract)
Client #1
blah, blah

Client #2
blah, blah

1983-1990 Writer (full-time)
Employer #1
blah, blah

Employer #2
blah, blah

Maybe just eliminate the last range of years and replace with “Permanent Employment” or such, and a length of time employed there?


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