Q: I have a long career history that dates back to the early 1980s. Is there a cut off date for including any of these jobs on my resume? ~ Mary, Dallas, TX
A: When it comes to your entire employment history, you have to keep in mind that only the more recent achievements and job duties carry weight with hiring managers. In most cases, you need to detail the last 10-15 years of employment only. The other positions can be listed as a part of your early career while leaving off actual dates of tenure. By employing this strategy, you give hiring managers what they are looking for from your most recent career and you still get credit for having the older positions without subjecting yourself to potential pitfalls.