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Resumes and the year you graduated from college

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by sportsguydave, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. sportsguydave

    sportsguydave Active Member

    Hey everyone...

    Wanted to throw something out there: Is it possible that employers could be looking at resumes and using things found there to redline older candidates?

    For example, the date of college graduation. I put that next to my degree information.. I was 27 when I graduated after taking a few years off.. so I appear about 5 years younger if one extrapolates age from that ...

    Of course, my work chronology is there also ... so they could figure it out from that, I suppose.

  2. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    Re: Resumes and the year your graduated from college

    too many nontraditional students earning college degrees to really judge a person's age by the year they graduated. myself, in 1998 at 34.
  3. spud

    spud Member

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  4. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I graduated in 2008, at the ripe old age of 30.
  5. sportsguydave

    sportsguydave Active Member

    Thanks for the thoughts, guys.
  6. Dave Caldwell

    Dave Caldwell New Member

    A career counselor who knows a lot more about these things than I do suggested to me to eliminate all dates from my resume. It doesn't matter when you graduated from college, for example; it matters that you graduated.
  7. I thought I was a rarity -- I graduated in '99 at 31.
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  8. rpmmutant

    rpmmutant Member

    Graduated in 2001 when I was 30.
  9. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I'm still a class short. Or not. I'm not sure, but I haven't gotten around to checking.
  10. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Remove all dates? How do you list work history, then? What did the career counselor say about that?
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I have a friend who finished a few classes short and finished up online about five years later. He's always unsure about what to put on his resume.

    University of Arizona 1992-96
    University of Phoenix, 2001 graduated.
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