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Old 05-05-2009, 01:15 PM
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This girl was tell me that her career counselor told her she should only put the years she worked at a job and not include the year she graduated. Has anyone else done this? I never heard not including the year you graduated college. That sounds really bizarre
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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If you are under 35 use the dates. If you are over 40 it's case-by-case depending on your career level.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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They tell you that as a tool for deception for either age purposes or to hide possible gaps in employment. The dates are irrelevant to most hiring managers unless the gaps in employment are not justified.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I include the year as it shows years of experience in the field. Granted I do not have any gaps in my resume.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:57 PM
 
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Most of us recruiters do not like candidates over the age of 40 unless the person is an executive or senior manager. Do what you can to hide your age.

(I hate age discrimination and am in my early 50s)
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:03 PM
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Most of us recruiters do not like candidates over the age of 40 unless the person is an executive or senior manager. Do what you can to hide your age.

(I hate age discrimination and am in my early 50s)
after reading this post I now know why I saw that question on the employment application at the placement agency which was.."if you are under 40 enter your date of birth here"
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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Most of us recruiters do not like candidates over the age of 40 unless the person is an executive or senior manager. Do what you can to hide your age.

(I hate age discrimination and am in my early 50s)
Yes, because when you go to the expense of the interview, lose the time, waste everything else, then get excluded for some other flimsy reason, at least it's not because of "age" discrimination.
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:28 AM
 
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This girl was tell me that her career counselor told her she should only put the years she worked at a job and not include the year she graduated. Has anyone else done this? I never heard not including the year you graduated college. That sounds really bizarre


Use common sense. If you are not getting an interview due to age discrimination. Then leave it out.

If you are getting jobs, despite having graduated beyond 10 years ago, then leave it on.

just a thought!!

p.s. If people discriminate against you because you wear a scull cap or a scarf, or because your name is kadafi or hitler, then change your name, at least until you get the job!
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Most of us recruiters do not like candidates over the age of 40 unless the person is an executive or senior manager.
I'm curious. Why is this?
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Harrisburg, PA
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I leave off the dates of my degrees because there was a gap of several years between my associates and my bachelor's.

Most resume I have reviewed don't include the dates by degrees.
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