Resume Tips for Seasoned Job Seekers

If you’re among the generation of older workers approaching 50 or older, you have so much value to bring to prospective employers; experience, hard skills, a been-there-done-that track record of industry know-how. So it’s a bit ironic that all your expertise could wind up working against you when you’re looking for a job.

By structuring your resume strategically, you can combat ageism in your job search and showcase the qualifications that are most relevant to the job you’re seeking.

For instance, think twice before leading with “decades of experience” on your resume. That’s a career red flag that might signal to employers that you’re outdated or overqualified, when, in fact, you’re exactly who they’re looking to hire.

Older workers tend to have a boatload of experience—often in many different functional areas, so the challenge is to whittle the resume content down to what employers would find most valuable.

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