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Applicants Must Think Twice Before Using Dates on Resume


7/7/2010 10:06:31 AM

AZ Central -- Q: I'm unemployed, in my 50s, and have been told to keep my college graduation dates off my resume to avoid any overt or subliminal discrimination by those who prefer hiring younger workers. But I thought dates of employment are needed on your resume. Isn't that the same thing? Should I keep all dates off my resume or will that disqualify me? A: One resume rule of thumb is to make sure nothing in your resume could "date" you. So it's not necessary to put your college graduation date. More...

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