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  •  I have been pointedly turned down for a position (5+ / 0-)

    in my profession because I was "overqualified". I was told flat-out that the committee in charge of hiring felt uncomfortable with me because they thought I would leave the minute something better came along. I don't know if it's illegal, but I told the person contacting me that given that I had been unemployed for two years, that it was unethical. She was a Methodist minister.

    One good piece of advice is this: never include the dates you received your educational credentials on your resume. It's a dead giveaway of age, and people (including me) used to do that when I was younger, but no longer do. Some people only state the number of years, not the dates, that they performed jobs for each company they've worked for. I understand that is considered a professional approach to resume writing.

    I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

    by commonmass on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 12:27:08 PM PDT

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