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I recently came across a resume that listed a summer cashier position in 1976 as part of a person’s “professional experience.”

While it may seem a little strange or ridiculous to include an irrelevant position from nearly 25 years ago, I can tell you it’s actually not that uncommon to come across something like this.

A lot of people think they literally need to include everything they’ve ever been involved with on their resumes, and I can assure you not only do you not have to follow suit, you also don’t really need to go back any longer than 10 years.

The main goal of your resume should be to impress the reader with the specific qualifications and experiences that make you fit to be hired for a desired position.

 

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