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A former client offered to send my resume to people he knows at one of the large corporations in town. But he suggested removing the years of my graduation from college and law school, in that I have been out of school for a long time. Do you agree?

Q: A former client offered to send my resume to people he knows at one of the large corporations in town. But he suggested removing the years of my graduation from college and law school, in that I have been out of school for a long time. Do you agree?

A: Some people do leave out grad years. That can itself signal they are more senior, but you could do it if it makes someone more comfortable in passing the resume along. Your years in the profession, indicating your experience and judgment, will come through on the resume, which is what’s most important in selling yourself to a prospective employer.