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

Subject: Re: How to mention distant-past experience on a resume?
From: Caroline Leopold <caroline -dot- leopold -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:17:40 -0500

I agree with Gene. Your resume can begin with a summary of skills and
experience. If experience is too far in the past, it may be ignored.

My current resume (2 pages) begins with summary of skills and recent
accomplishments. Then, I have a concise chronology of my FT work experience
from before I went freelance.

The nice part about being a freelancer is I have worked with so many
clients. I cherry pick successes most relevant to the opportunity.

Good luck with the job.

Caroline
















On Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 10:04 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> 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 oneâs age? If it wasnât valuable experience
>> pertinent to the job, I wouldnât put it up. But the experience prior to â90
>> 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 âPermanent
>> Employmentâ or such, and a length of time employed there?
>>
>
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How to mention distant-past experience on a resume?: From: Dave C
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