Jeffrey Jones
over 6 months ago
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I'm about to have a nervous Breakdown

I'm over 50 (can run circles around the youth of today) but I think that my Resume is causing people not to interview me. Should I remove some of the older employment dates? They obviously want younger and it's very stressful!

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william parkes

hi i am in same position. told im to old but 53 years. not sickly or bad employment history. get offers abroad no issues. funds prevent going. good luck finding your dream job

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Joseph Plebanek

I agree 100% , have a much better work ethic, knowledge, skills and experience

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Beverley Longoria

I feel that too. The agencies are run by young people they want young technical kids.

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John Everett

What kind of work do you do, Jeffrey?

I experience the same thing. I am a software developer with 40+ years experience. In my area of expertise, I am head and shoulders above most. Fortunately, most people with my skill set have retired or have gone into upper management, so i don't have a lot of competition if they really need experience. I find it more difficult nowadays, but not impossible.

Fortunately, I have found a third career, or I should say 'calling', as an Anglican priest, and will become gradually less dependent on IT as a source of income. (Go visit Christ Anglican Church at 4316 N Woodlawn Ave, Metairie, LA)

God bless you in your search.

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Diana Sarpong

I recently attended a Resume Building class and they advised you should only put the last 10 years of work experience on your resume. Because agism starts when a person hits 40 years; and most employers can use your dates of employment to estimate your age range.

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Michael Puebla

Your resume should be no longer than one page. Your work history should be somewhat related to your job you’re applying for.

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Victoria Jones

Yes! Definitely get rid of anything more than of 10 years

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Christine Wangari

I really believe that jobcase is for real I trust you guys thanks

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Joe Whitehurst

It's okay. Go ahead and have a nervous breakdown and see what you can learn from the experiment.

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Danyel Berger

I agree with the other comments, no further than ten years. I know u r aware, be sure to use the operative words on your resume as per what position entails. Hey, keep your chin up. I am a veteran and i know the federal and state poistions are liberal on the age issue. Alot of folks our age are doing Veyo on the interim, they love us older folks! Different work ethic. God be with you.

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