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  1. #16
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    I am so sorry to hear that!

    I’m considering retirement in 126 days (who’s counting) and likely looking for something less stressful till 67 ish or Knott’s retirement whichever comes first. There are odd things going on in my industry which I won’t talk about till gone. But jobs which once seemed secure are now not and often the jobs most needed.

    I plan to take 1-5 months off to recoup mental and physical health. Already keeping my eye on Linkedyn and Indeed.
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    How are things going?

    I'm catching up on a few thinsg here and saw this... and also the thread about websites that spans a few years... it made me think of the wait! wait! DOn't Tell Me "bluff the listener" segment where the true story was of women in tech never getting answers to their emails until they invented a man (the last name was even Mann...) ... then people responded... like the REmington Steele show of years gone by. Something to think about...

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    We'll see where things go (soon). Meanwhile I was organizing a clothes closet..so much clothing for self. Anyway will keep it since it's all in good shape and wearable. I'm a bit of a hoarder, so have enough non-perishable foods socked away, frozen fruit for winter..and for whatever reason, I've bough multiple bottles of body lotion (strong stuff is needed in our area. Dry, very cold prairie air) and shampoo when there were sales. Only certain brands work for me.

    Because of my tenure in the workforce, I have a longish resume that's been rewritten drastically several times just so I can fit it all in 2 pgs.... My partner tells me just to list the employers and 1 line of top accomplishments per employer. Skills, skills, ...yes, dearie I agree and I have it summarized. But I don't want to give to the impression to prospective employers I'm hiding info. either. I hate resumes that hide a lot, and those that aren't chronological, when I've had to hire people in the past. Have eliminated years when I got my university degrees.

    Yea, I actually do include cycling in interests. The message here is: I'm an experienced worker...and also quite active/fit/energetic. How else should I knock down ageism and similar impressions?
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  4. #19
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    The cycling should be enough to make them realize you are fit enough to work!! Starting a new job can be a nice opportunity. (And these days especially, i’d Love to live in Canada).
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    Jean, when I was getting ready to graduate from my grad school program in counseling, I had the head of career services check my resumé. She was a woman my age, so I was pretty frank with her, about my concerns. So even though, I've been pleasantly surprised to find that I now work in one of the few fields where age is seen as an asset, she definitely encouraged me to include and keep my volunteer work as a bicycle trip leader for AMC on there. She also noted that it would back up the fact that I present as a fit person and I don't dress like an "old lady."
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  6. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by shootingstar View Post
    Because of my tenure in the workforce, I have a longish resume that's been rewritten drastically several times just so I can fit it all in 2 pgs.... My partner tells me just to list the employers and 1 line of top accomplishments per employer. Skills, skills, ...yes, dearie I agree and I have it summarized. But I don't want to give to the impression to prospective employers I'm hiding info. either. I hate resumes that hide a lot, and those that aren't chronological, when I've had to hire people in the past. Have eliminated years when I got my university degrees.
    How I handled keeping my resume to 2 pages was I removed the positions that were the furthest in the past and didn't fit on the 2 pages. And at the end of that employment timeline I said, "For more extensive employment history see my LinkedIn profile at" with the url to my LinkedIn profile. I also had the url to my LinkedIn profile at the top of my resume with my email address and contact info. On my Linked-In profile I have a full dump of my employment history. This way if they really want to see it, they can, but typically they aren't going to care what I did 20+ years ago.
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    Shootingstar, I was thinking about you... I hope things are going well.

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