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Resume for Retired Person Sam

Resume for Retired Person Sam

Resume for Retired Person Sample

Below is a sample of what a well-fitted, well-crafted, professional-looking resume for a retired person would contain. Also included is a sample of what a poorly fitting, poorly crafted, not really professional-looking resume for a retired person might contain. These are not intended to be an exhaustive list, they are a useful starting point.

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If you’re writing a summary, don’t discuss how many years’ related experience you have. Just stating that you have 20 years’ experience or more can flag you as an older job seeker. I typically limit experience by two things: years and length of the resume. While I understand why most candidates want to list all their experience, for older job seekers it ends up being too much. It isn’t necessary to go back 20 years or more just to try to show that you’re qualified. Limit it to 15 years or under. If done well, this results in about a two-page resume, which is satisfactory.

Most traditional resumes are chronological, which means they list your work history from most recent to earliest work experience and detail years of work history. An alternative to this traditional format is the functional resume. A functional resume focuses on skills and achievements rather than listing a full work history. Functional resumes typically include a list of positions near the end and list skills and other important information near the top of the resume. Some people choose a hybrid of these two resume styles. (Source: www.indeed.com)

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Using a chronological resume is also a mistake for older job seekers because it establishes work history in chronological order, starting with the first job. One preferable format is a functional resume, which focuses on one’s skills and experience instead of work history in chronological order. Another preferable format for older job seekers is called the combination format. This one details skills and qualifications first. It also is a great way of answering any potential questions about career changes or gaps in work history because it establishes work history in reverse chronological order. This is usually my format of choice because as candidates progress through their mid-level into senior-level, it's easy to display accomplishments while continuing to hide age.

Most traditional resumes are chronological, which means they list your work history from most recent to earliest work experience and detail years of work history. An alternative to this traditional format is the functional resume. A functional resume focuses on skills and achievements rather than listing a full work history. Functional resumes typically include a list of positions near the end and list skills and other important information near the top of the resume. Some people choose a hybrid of these two resume styles. (Source: www.indeed.com)

 

 

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