In the SMARTMONEY BLOG, ENCORE, Kelly Eggers explains how to present your professional experience in her article, Age-Proofing Your Application.
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It’s not about your age; it’s about how you present yourself.
Many job seekers believe they’re not considered for open positions because they are too old. The real reason their resumes wind up at the bottom of the pile has more to do with how they present themselves and their industry savvy, say recruiters and hiring managers. (For the ten worst things you can put on your resume, click here.)
Those who present themselves as up-to-date on industry trends and fluent with new technologies will have a leg up, regardless of their age.
If you are worried that your many years of industry experience will submarine your chances of getting a job, there are things you can do to present yourself as a strong candidate, regardless of your age.
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