Friday 6 March 2009

Adapting to lean times, résumés also get leaner

Faced with the cruelest job market in years, some unemployed professionals are lowering their standards for the jobs they're seeking -- and even toning down their résumés to avoid seeming overqualified.

To try to land interviews, they're mum about master's degrees they've earned and omitting lofty-sounding executive titles. Still others have left out everything from salary histories to the years they graduated to appear more attractive to employers.

Experts say it's a sign of growing desperation in a tough economy where the national unemployment rate for January was 7.6 percent.

Job openings are scarce, and some employers turn away overqualified candidates, worrying that they can't afford them or that the new hires will be dissatisfied and move on quickly.

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