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All companies want people with experience. But mature workers might skip details like an early career fixing eight-track tape players.

Wendy Enelow, co-author of "Expert Resumes for Baby Boomers," says pointing out that you have 35 years of experience "gives the perception that you're old." Instead, Enelow suggests baby boomers say they have more than 15 years of experience. "That creates the perception that you're well-qualified."

She counsels mature job hunters to chronicle the most recent 15 years or so of their work experience. Anything before that is probably irrelevant, anyway. "It's not an autobiographical essay. It's who you are today."

She adds: "Never lie or misrepresent" your history. But if some particular achievements are more than three decades old, consider leaving off the dates.


 

 

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