Question: How Many Years Back Should My Resume Go?
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Since your resume will be, for the most part, the first introduction to the hiring manager avoid aging yourself by putting unnecessary dates on your resume. If you are older than 35, leave off your graduation dates. If you have worked for more than 20 years, include the last 10-15 years of your employment. If you have experience that directly relates to the job you are interviewing for, but is older than 15 years, have a “Related Experience” section where you list the name of the employer, city, state, title, and one sentence of your responsibilities.