Tailor your language by looking at the company's job posting or list of qualifications. "Figure out what that company is looking for, and then use phrases and terminology in their ad to describe what you've done," Keshemberg says. Streamline your language, replacing clunky phrases like "duties included" or "responsible for" with active verbs that showcase your abilities, and nix the tried-and-true objective statement, Keshemberg says. "We don't include an objective statement because that's kind of focused on what you want versus what you have to offer," Keshemberg explains. "Instead, we use a summary of qualifications or a profile to open the résumé and really highlight the value proposition of the person – what it is that they have that really would be valuable to the next employer."
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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."