Resume Tip: Leave Graduation Date Off Resume (Age Discrimination)

September 20th, 2010

My last post on age discrimination got excellent comments.  If you are concerned about age discrimination in your job search go check it out.

Brad Attig, a JibberJobber partner, wrote a post called “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” The Great Date Debate.  Read the entire thing.

Some of his finer points:

“I think you are a knucklehead if you leave [the date] off.”

“If you leave it off, it’s off for 1 of 2 reasons. (you’ll have to read the two reasons at his post)”

“I firmly believe you draw more attention to your age by leaving the date off.”

“They will figure out your age at some point.”

Go check out the post and then form your own opinion about what you are trying to hide on your resume.  I welcome any comments about this issue :)

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One response to “Resume Tip: Leave Graduation Date Off Resume (Age Discrimination)”

  1. Brad Attig says:


    Thanks for following the MRC blog and pointing out that using “knucklehead” is one of my finer points.;).

    Hope all is well with the fire, I’m sure it’s a bit unsettling to say the least.



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