It’s about time to update my CV again and earlier today we had a discussion in the house whether a CV should contain the date of birth. I have always had it on there and I had never considered taking it off.
Unable to find a middle ground earlier I decided to pose the question to Twitter and got the following replies:
- pfellas: yes ;-)
- katupoo: Yes I do, but I would happily take it off.
- kissmyart: no, I personally don’t see what relevance it has (tho you could prob guess if you cared enough!). You job hunting or just updating?
- HeartbreakRidge: no
- eleanorc: nope!
- NealP55: Yes, but not necessary this days. You cannot be discounted from a post on ages grounds.
- noirem: no and I’ve never heard of anyone including it.
- emmaguy: yes
- RobAshton: @carocat @emmaguy Absolutely not
- cyclerunner: I’d say either age or D.O.B. is advisable. People generally want to know if they are dealing with a teenager or a 60 year old.
- icicle_halo_: I’ve seen recently that employers specify not to include DOB so they can’t discriminate on age.
- ladylawyer79: absoltely not! And it’s a breach of employment law for them to ask!
- sparc: nope. Ageism laws also make it preferable not to.
- dhewett: yep, but recruiters remove it from CVs they send me, you’re not allowed to use it as a consideration point…
I have no removed mine. Thanks.