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Older Job Seeker? Here’s the #1 Resume Writing Tip For You

Age 50+ Job SeekerWhether you are the entrepreneur wanting to start a business, an Older Job Seeker whose a business owner with the desire to transition to the corporate world, or an Older Job Seeker going through career transition, I can help you. You’ll find my blogs written on the topics of resumes, interviewing, social networking, negotiating and many other related business subjects to help you through career transition and throughout your career.

If you are an Older Job Seeker faced with the need to write a resume for the first time in many years, this week's blog is for you. I’ll discuss the #1 Resume Writing Tip for the Older Job Seeker.  Read on …

#1 Resume WritingTip for the Older Job Seeker

If you are an Older Job Seeker writing a chronological resume, it is recommended to include jobs with your accomplishments and dates going back only 10 to 15 years under the title “Professional Accomplishments.” The reason for this is employers are only interested in what you accomplished in the past 10 to 15 years.

For the Older Job Seeker who held an added value job or company prior to 15 years…

Are you asking yourself, “What if I held a job(s) or worked for a company prior to 15 years that adds value to my resume? Here’s the solution which will save you lots of resume writing time while including the added value you need to show the employer the titles you held and where you worked beyond 15 years.  

At the end of your resume include a section titled “Previous Employment.” In this section you will list on one line your job title, company name, city, and state. Leave the dates out of the “Previous Employment” section, since it is not necessary. Yes, you are an Older Job Seeker, perhaps with 30 years experience, however, remember, the employer is only interested in what you accomplished over the past 10 to 15 years and you already gave this information with the dates in the “Professional Accomplishments” section of your resume.

The “Previous Employment” section is for the Older Job Seeker finding added value by including this information on his or her resume. If this does not apply to you, it is not necessary to include this section on your resume.

The link below is on iTunes from a radio show recorded earlier this month. If you'd like to hear more resume writing tips which includes information for the Older Job Seeker, click on the link below.

FORT COLLINS, CO – Author, Career Coach, Kim Marino of JustResumesUSA.com, is a guest on Dream Job Radio with hosts Daniel and Leah Lakstins on "The Top Resume Writing Myths Exposed," Sat., October 1, 2011.

 

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I hope you found this information helpful to you. If you're an Older Job Seeker with a success story to share, please email your story to kim@justresumesusa.com. I'll be happy to write your story and use it to encourage others.  I will discuss another great resume tip next week. Stay tuned…

 

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Do you need immediate help with job interviewing, social networking or salary negotiating? Or, maybe you're thinking about hiring a professional resume writer to help you write your resume. I can help. To email me a comment, ask a question or schedule a free initial phone consultation, please give me a call at 970.672.8476 or contact me through my website at www.JustResumesUSA.com.

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2 Responses to “Older Job Seeker? Here’s the #1 Resume Writing Tip For You”

  • Great advice! Many of my clients – senior technical and engineering professionals have had long and distinguished careers. I always encourage to "telescope" job experience with a "Previous Professional Experience" section. Thanks for addressing this important topic…

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