Age discrimination, unfortunately, is a fact of life for experienced job seekers. However, there is more you can do to make yourself seem modern, relevant, and qualified for the jobs you want than simply dying your hair or updating your wardrobe.
Hiring managers see thousands upon thousands of resumes every year. That’s why job seekers have to stand out in a crowd if they areÂ harboring any hope they’ll be hired.
Almost every resume I see reads like a laundry list of “stuff” the person has done at work. The problem is that everyone applying for the job you seek probably has a similar list of “stuff.” What makes you stand out?
What are the most common mistakes on job-seeker resumes? As one of Quintessential Careers Career Masterminds, I contributed responses to several of the questions they asked as part of their anniversary celebration.
One of the biggest mistakes job seekers make is thinking their resume is about THEM. They want to wax eloquent about all of the things they’ve done (the laundry list) and hate to leave out a single thing. Take a few steps back…