posted on June 02, 2011 08:06
Should you include your date of birth on your resume? When contemplating whether or not to share your birthday with complete strangers consider the following; does my date of birth assist me to do my job? In some countries to include date of birth is an acceptable practice, but in Australia, it is generally an unwritten rule that date of birth should be left well and truly off. There are recruiters out there who will have preconceived ideas about age - whether they discriminate about the older or the younger generation. If you are willing to offer up this information, you have made their job to cull your application a lot easier. You will never know why. You can only guess. You will be told there were better candidates. No one is going to admit they discriminated against you. Bottom line; focus on the skills and attributes you have to offer - not your birthday!
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