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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To The Perfect Resume by Susan Ireland

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Fight Age Discrimination

“How far back should I go in my work history?” is a good question to ask yourself as you set out to document your work experience. In general, you’re not expected to go back more than 10 years, but you can if it’s to your benefit. To help you figure out how far back to go in your work history, consider the following:
◆ How relevant your earliest positions are to your job objective
◆ How old you want to appear on your resume
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Job Hunt Hint
Dates in your Education section are optional. List them if they make you look the right age for the job you are going for. Delete them if they lead the reader to deduce that you are ...

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