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Garet McKinley

If you know tools from 15 years ago, don't put them in the tools summary because it could reveal your age

this reads pretty messed up tbh. Are we openly acknowledging the blatant ageism that happens in the tech industry now?

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G.L Solaria Author

Ageism is rife but I did not discriminate on age (I am an older dev too). I was just pointing out that your age can be made very obvious depending on how you structure your resume. I would try to avoid doing those things so that the focus can rightly be on the breadth of your experience.

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

Independantly from the age question, I think that discarding 15 years old tools is completely misguided.
It shouldn't matter whether some tools is new or old, only whether it's good.
I know people making lots of money with emails.
That's right, a technology from 1960.
Beware of the cult of the new.

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G.L Solaria Author

I think if you are still actively using the tools then it is fine to include. My comment was mainly around tools that you haven't used for 15 years.