4 Résumé Tips for Older Workers

Looking to launch a second career? Follow these tips to revitalize your résumé.

Looking to launch a second career? Follow these tips to revitalize your résumé
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4. Reformat. "The most important thing to keep in mind is that your résumé just needs to look like a résumé from 2013," Alboher says. Even your font choices could inadvertently reveal your age. "Times New Roman is certainly OK, and it's acceptable standard font on résumés, but you could go with something that's a little bit more modern, too," Collamer says.

Stick to the traditional education and experience format, but make sure your résumé can lead potential employers to your online presence, Collamer says. Include links to your LinkedIn profile, and indicate whether you're active on social media, such as Google Plus or Twitter. "If that's part of your profile, that's a good thing to put on your résumé, especially if you're worried about ageism issues," Alboher says. "You should be investing in your LinkedIn profile as much as or more than you are investing in an old-style résumé ... Make sure that it shows you're fluent with the way people are finding work today."