10 resume mistakes that make you look old
- July 17, 2017
- U.S. News & World Report, July 17, 2017
It is often difficult for older job seekers to get interviews. A recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco that sent out fictitious resumes to job postings found that older applicants received the fewest interview requests. "Once it's clear that you are an older worker, you are less likely to get callbacks," says Patrick Button, an assistant professor of economics at Tulane University and co-author of the report. Here's how your resume is giving away your age. [Button earned his Ph.D. at UCI UC Irvine in 2015].
Your high school or college graduation years. Potential employers can infer your age from the year you graduated from high school or college. "If you list your high school graduation year, they can get within a couple of years of your age," says David Neumark, an economics professor at the University of California, Irvine, and co-author of the report. "It's not clear you should hide your age, but it's not crazy, either."
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