Older Worker's Resume—50+ Resume

If you're 50 or older and looking for a job, you probably have some questions about how this whole resume process applies to you. If you plan to write a resume yourself it can be intimidating, but here are some tips directed at the older worker.

Here's a pretty good sample of a 50+ person's resume. Use it to guide you in writing yours. Note that Jessie Jobhunter has listed new skills in the training industry in the summary statement and she has also created a list of computer and training tool skills that she has developed.

Note also that her job history only goes back 10 years and that there are no dates on her degrees. She has also emphasized certificate courses she has taken, which show that she keeps up-to-date in her field.

Once you've looked at the resume above, you may want to check out resume tips for some more suggestions. Because resumes differ based on the specific industry or even the specific job, look at the job-specific resume examples we've provided. And do your homework. Look at web sites, publications and job ads in your field to get an idea of the appropriate resume format, style, content and keywords. Using generic formats that can be applied to any kind of job will not grab the reader's attention.

And instead of thinking of yourself as old and unemployed, instead know that you are wise and wonderful, and any employer would be lucky to have you!