My resume reflects someone who could be 40+ but I look like I am 25. Could this be killing the interview?
I have all the skills, but even after cutting my hair, etc. I still look 25. I have tried everything to look older but to no avail. I think when they see me in the interview, they immediately assess I am too young. I am 34. I am applying for bookkeeper or controller jobs, but my husband says I look too young for those positions. I have 13+ years exp and an accounting degree. What else can I do?
Asked By: mamakim - 10/13/2008
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How many have turned you away? I mean, 25 to 34 is not a great distance. In addition, your resume' provides all of your experience. You can always call their HR Depts and find out why/ask. It could be that your female or the way you conduct yourself in an interview.
Answered By: soozemusic - 10/13/2008
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i doubt it's your young looks. i suspect you're not coming across in the interview. if you did, they would forget about how you looked. but i could be wrong. you could always dye your hair grey. or wear thick glasses. or gain some weight. lol. but honestly you are making a big assumption about what interviewers... More
Answered By: BonesofaTeacher - 10/13/2008
Do you wear glasses? Wear glasses, even a paid with no prescription, and you automatically will be taken more seriously. You can also try redoing your resume in chronological order with years that will help illustrate your age.
Answered By: michelle j - 10/13/2008
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