Good for you. You recognize that your age might be influencing potential employers and you want to address it. First, you can remove from your resume everything older than 10 years. Reducing the information on the resume will down play how many years of experience, but 10 years is more than enough. Try to keep it to one or two pages, and don't use a small font. Make sure you have adequate "white space" to make it pleasantly readable. Second, your age may also be visible in your salary requirements. Someone with more years of experience is looking at a higher salary range than someone recently out of school. Feel free to remove the dates on your education. Simply list the school, degree and GPA, if desired, and drop the graduation date. Finally, your resume and cover letter are used to "screen candidates OUT" by HR/recruiters, so the less said the better. Don't provide too much in specifics. If you say you've done Novell networking, then you are not considered for any other types of networking. Simply saying "four years networking" will at least get them to call you to find out what kind.
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