What Is Ageism And How Can I Avoid It? Essential Tips For A Good Resume Format


What is ageism in the hiring process? How can a good resume format eliminate ageism? These are two questions that I want to answer in this video.

A lot of people with 20 or more years of experience worry about that experience being a handicap. They worry that employers will see their seniority and pass them over because they’re too “old.” This is essentially ageism – the bias against prospective employees based on their age.

Here’s the thing: you’re never going to be able to fully control how others perceive you. However, I do notice that often people who worry about ageism are setting themselves up for failure by emphasizing their seniority on their resume.

So, what is ageism? Well, sometimes it’s discrimination in the hiring process. But other times it’s simply a resume with a poorly designed layout. Here are some tips to help you create a good resume format and avoid being judged based solely on age.

The first thing you should keep in mind is to avoid leading with your age or years of experience. Instead, lead with the achievements that are relevant to the job you’re seeking.

Second, please don’t use the word “seasoned.” The connotation is that you’ve been around a long time and thus it draws attention to your age.

Third, don’t go back more than 15-20 years when writing about your past experiences. If you do feel the need to go that far back, make sure that the older experiences don’t take up more space than the most recent ones.

If you’re wondering, “what is ageism?” maybe you should start asking yourself, “what can I do to avoid looking dated?”

The answer: come up with a good resume format that highlights your relevant achievements rather than your years of experience.

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When is the best time to write your executive resume?

In this video I answer the question, “When is the best time to write your executive resume?”

Register for my next “How to Write a Resume to Land a 6-Figure Interview” training session tomorrow at 1:30PM:


I will cover how to:

** Write a resume summary that will tell the hiring instantly what job you want.
** Craft resume achievements that will immediately explain how you are qualified to the job you want.
** Design your resume in a simply, yet effective layout that will be eye-catching while STILL making it through the ATS.

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My mantra that led to 6 promotions

In this video, I share my personal mantra that contributed to me being promoted six times, and continually motivates me to grow my business.

You will see how this mantra helped me land 6 promotions combined (both promotions with my employer and higher-level jobs at new employers).

This tactic makes getting promoted almost flawless (I say almost because nothing in life is perfect, right?).

But I swear by it and I want to share it with you.

Let me know what you think by commenting on the video.

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My email: [email protected]

If updating your resume has been on your list of things to do, but you keep putting it aside since you don’t know where to start, our interview-generating resume templates can make this simple for you to complete and cross off that to-do list!


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How I landed my position at LinkedIn

In today’s video, I share the story of how I landed this gig as a LinkedIn Moderator and, believe it or not, it never involved me submitting a resume.

Join Our Next Online LinkedIn Masterclass Training…
“How to Create Your LinkedIn Profile to Generate 6-Figure Job Interviews Faster”:


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Choosing the Right Executive Resume Writing Service – Helpful Tips by Chameleon Resumes

“Searching for the Right Executive Resume Writing Service can be hard. Choosing the Right Resume Writer or Firm is harder.

Chameleon Resumes made these videos to help Executive Professionals like you through the hiring process.

Not all Professional Executive Resume Writers or Resume Writing Firms are the same.
Chameleon Resumes – Executive Resume Writers from the NYC Metro area can help you in your next career move.

This video contains tips on what to do in order to find the right executive resume writer who is going to help you with your next career step and land you the executive role you want!

Chameleon Resumes has helped countless prospective executive and senior professional clients who have consulted with no less than a dozen writers, before choosing who to hire! Since there is value to your time, we created a guide to help clients efficiently and effectively evaluate executive resume writers to help decide who is the best writer for your PERSONAL career goals. Here’s a set of criteria that you can use to quickly evaluate a writer’s talents, credentials, capabilities, and process. There are 5 short video clips to give you tips on what to look out for too. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCByeuP44B96BeHP5DIXIYPQ/playlists

Chameleon Resumes has been found on many of these ‘Top 10 Executive Resume Writing Services’ & ‘The 10 Best Certified Professional Resume Writers’ lists. Although we are honored, we will be the first to admit that all ranking lists are not created equal and all lists are subjective. You still need to do your homework and look under the hood of several resume writing firms before you find the right fit with the professionals that can best help you with your process.

Let us know in the comment section below how are you researching for the right Executive Resume Writing Professional or company.

Speak With Us Today and See How We Can Help You, Schedule a Call HERE: https://chameleonresumes.com/contact-us/
Here are the reasons why executives choose Chameleon Resumes when they need their resumes written professionally and seeking career guidance: https://chameleonresumes.com/why-chameleon/

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The First 4 Areas Recruiters Look At On Your Resume

Recruiters initially read resumes in 6-15 seconds, depending on which study you read.

In today’s YouTube video, I answer the question, “What do recruiters look at first on your resume?”

I outline the 4 initial areas recruiters look at first in that 6-15 second time period.

You may think it’s impossible to assess all of the information I outline in the video in this short of a period of time.

I was a recruiter for 13 years. I will tell you when you get good at reading resumes (after reading hundreds a day for years), you can assess if someone should get a interview call or not, or whether to keep reading the resume or not, in this short time frame.

So in this short video, you will learn:

**The most common resume mistake job seekers make that stops most recruiters from reading further and puts your resume in the “don’t call” pile.

**Why functional resume formats don’t work and why recruiters hate them.

**How recruiters determine if you are good at your job — just by reading a document.

**What recruiters are looking for in the education section of your resume.

After you watch the video, if you want to learn more about “”How to Write a Resume to Land a 6-Figure Job Interview,” join me for my next training session using this link:


See you then!

And as always, feel free to leave a comment below, as I read and reply to every comment.

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