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Kelly's Resume/Career Quick Tip of the Week
HOW FAR TO GO BACK ON A RESUME: When writing a resume, it’s always a challenge on what to include and exclude. How far to go back on job history is one of the biggest pieces to consider. Is the older job history going to help solidify you for a position? Is it relevant to your current industry and career level? For most mid to senior level management you should go back more than 10 years to highlight the extent of your experience. This is especially true if you had a long solid history with great accomplishments at a company over a decade ago. However, if you have several job changes, it wasn’t a strong leadership role or no big accomplishments, you may want to skip going over 10-15 years. Obviously, part of the concept of not going back too far is to help ward off age discrimination. What if you were with a company for 20-30 years and you would like to include working there, but not the entire time? Simply choose a timeline, perhaps after a promotion, for a starting point and leave off the early employment history. You might consider having a short and long version of your resume on hand. It all goes back to does the early history help solidify you for the position you are responding to, if not, it likely isn’t necessary.
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