Does Your Resume Show Your Age?


Once a year I go through my closet and get rid of the clothing that no longer fits me or is out of style. It's not an easy thing to do because I become attached to certain favorites and old reliables, but I know they're no longer relevant to the way I want to look so I let go and give them away.

Updating your resumé often requires the same "letting go" process. It can be difficult to delete even the oldest, most entry level job from your resume. After all, it's part of your story, a brick in the road that got you where you are today. But too much information makes it harder for hiring managers to focus in on the experience they're interested in, and like a skirt or necktie from a bygone era, obsolete job histories can make you look unnecessarily dated.