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Old 04-26-2019, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Age discrimination in your 30's? I don't think that's the issue.
It can be an issue in some industries, however it's not illegal discrimination.
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:58 PM
 
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I removed out-also in 30s. Now obviously if they ask, I'll give tell them truth, but otherwise I leave the date off. Whether age discrimination is happening or not happening at company "x", I'd rather not take the chance.
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Old 04-27-2019, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Outside US
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Late 30's. Starting to experience age discrimination.


Should I remove my college graduation year from my resume & let them figure it out?


I have 15 years experience so I am not sure what difference it will make anyway. Sure they will know I am not 22 if I have been working for 15 years.


How does one handle this?
Chiming in late.

Yes, remove the dates, IMO.
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Old 04-27-2019, 06:35 AM
 
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I interviewed and was not offered the job.


Yes, I suspect being a male had something to do with it as well.


Companies are not going to hire a female of child-bearing age over a younger male or even any male for that matter. I know it happens, I don't live under a rock.


Age discrimination / sexism, IDK what it is but it's very real. I know it is not me. I have gotten to 2nd/3rd round interviews so I know co's like me what it comes down to is saving money, perhaps keeping the workforce young, OR keeping people who will not leave to go have a baby.


(Meanwhile, I am not having kids).
Curious. What salary are you seeking? What's on your resume?

For some reason, everyone thinks they are the best candidate going. That's not always true.
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Old 04-27-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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Late 30's. Starting to experience age discrimination.


Should I remove my college graduation year from my resume & let them figure it out?
Yes.

In addition, remove any experience from 10 years ago.
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:14 AM
 
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Yes, remove it. Unless you are a new graduate, there is no need for dates of graduation/completion.

Also, I would say it is experience more than your age that can be a deterrent. Some candidates can be seen as too expensive. Why hire someone with 3 years senior management experience who will want more money than someone who is just now getting promoted into that position and will take less? But, you want to work for the company that can afford to pay the best candidates not the one that needs to scrimp.
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:38 PM
 
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Honestly, I don't think it's a great idea. After all, your student life is the irreplaceable part of you. As you said, you've got 15-year work experience and the graduation year weighs less than you imagine. So it's ok to list your school's name as well as the year you graduated.
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