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  •  When I was in my 50s I lied about qualifications-- (6+ / 0-)

    I omitted a degree that looked "too fancy" for the just enough above min-wage I was applying for.  A month earlier I had been turned down for something similar because I was "over-qualified."

    Over-qualified people need to eat, too.

    Fiscal conservative: a Republican ready to spend $5 to save a dime--especially if that dime is helping a non-donor.

    by Mayfly on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 06:16:39 PM PDT

    •  Excellent advice! (4+ / 0-)

      I trimmed my resume, subtracted 10 years off the year of graduation, used Bachelor's degree info only, consolidated to only the last 10 years of work and suddenly I got call backs.

      If you ever want to work again, remember this... Honesty is the WORST policy.

      Never take advice from anyone under forty. They think their status under 50 has nothing to do with their job prospects.  They don't realize that they will be you in 10 years.  Ignore them, they will learn soon.

      If you are a man with a Friar Tuck hairline, shave your head. If you are a woman, you know the tricks that work best for you.

      Godspeed to you.  It is a war against age out there.

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