A Sampling of OnTarget Resumes by Experience Level and Age
Have reason to think that you have too much experience — or not enough — to rack up the job offers you want? Or that you’re too young — or too old? Or that even when you’re barely out of your mid-40s (a kid, really), you’re stuck in low gear? The sample resumes in this chapter show techniques aimed at downplaying negative perceptions about your experience or your age.
A text box atop each sample resume contains a mission statement — that is, what the job seeker aims to accomplish, which usually is a better job. The mission statement also includes the requirements for a specific position — or a summary of the typically requested requirements for an occupation or career field.
These samples are intended to laser your attention to requirement-and-qualification matching, the single most important factor in causing your candidacy to get noticed in an online swarm of resumes.