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After years of steady employment, you've found yourself unexpectedly back on the job market. And since you're facing major changes in technology, networking, benefits and self-branding, it can feel overwhelming. What now? Start with the basics and revamp your resume. Remember that you have desirable skills and experience-you just have to package them in a way that will make you seem relevant, not dated. Read on to learn how the right language and resume format can get you in the door, and hopefully beyond.
1. Don't List All Your Experience
It may seem counterintuitive, but a list of 20 to 30 years' worth of experience is not what prospective employers are interested in. They want to know what you've done lately. Avoid listing experience that dates back further than 15 years. Instead, emphasize your most recent positions. If the list seems sparse, include any organizations, affiliations and awards that are relevant to the