Present distant experience in a resume
There are a number of strategies you can employ as a seasoned professional to avoid aging your candidacy. Include only relevant and recent experience. Hiring managers are much more interested in what you have done recently.
Be sure to focus on the last ten or so years of your career, particularly if you are applying for a position that doesn’t necessitate more experience. If you are a senior executive it’s possible the hiring manager will be looking for a seasoned candidate expected to have twenty+ years of experience. The key is to present the amount of experience that is relevant to your current career interests and pursuits.
Organize your information carefully. Prioritize your content putting the most important information on the top of your resume. Don’t date your education if it ages you. Include training and current skills. Include any relevant classes, workshops or seminars you have attended. This tells the hiring manager you have continued to learn and bring new and up-to-date skills. Pay particular attention to communicating that you have current technical skills.
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