Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Should you age your res?
Mike Mayhew of Right Management says it’s best not to “date” yourself on your resume by putting your college graduation date and dates of service at various jobs.
One exception, he says, is if you got an advanced degree recently—shows initiative.
As for those various jobs, concentrate on the last 10-15 years.
If you have no dates on the whole thing, this can also look suspicious.
This age thing is getting pretty bad, folks. I get so many letters from people saying no one wants their mother around or wants to hire a guy dad’s age.
Much less their grandparents’ age—no matter how well they know how to suck eggs.
It’s stupid, but there it is.
What do you think? Speak up. Dates—yes, no.