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  • Writer's pictureLisa Chubinsky, CTS, CPC, CPCC

The #1 Mistake Senior-Level Job Seekers Make ☀️



Experienced candidates often perceive their age as a potential obstacle in their job search journey. It's not uncommon for them to start their resumes by emphasizing the length of their career or even openly divulging their age during interviews 🤔


Recently, I had the opportunity to address a group of Ivy League executives at a networking event, who had been affected by layoffs. While reviewing one executive's resume, I suggested removing their graduation year. However, they felt this suggestion bordered on dishonesty.


As a job seeker, you take the initiative when it comes to shaping your resume and steering the conversation during interviews. It’s necessary to craft a standout resume that meets all the necessary criteria and addresses the key points in your career. This showcases you as a competent professional, and sets the stage for a great interview 🚀


Omitting details like your age or the duration of your tenure in the workforce isn't deceitful; it's strategic.


It's a recognition of the unfortunate reality of ageism in the job market 💡


Lisa Chubinsky, CPC, CTS, CPCC, is the CEO and Founder of Philadelphia based New Career Directions. She is a Certified Career Coach, Resume Writer, Keynote Speaker and Talent Development Advisor to Corporations.


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