Matt S Trout dbix-class at
Wed May 9 16:27:48 BST 2007

On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 01:27:44PM +0100, Ian Docherty wrote:
> Or like me get an Open University degree (OK, i was in no hurry, it took 
> me 12 years to get (I took one year off to get married)) and I got it at 
> the age of 38 (can anyone else beat that?).
> Putting the year I got my degree (1994) and not putting by DOB on my CV, 
> as well as leaving at least 15 years off my CV (due to lack of space ;) 
> means I do not immediately get discriminated by my age. At least not 
> until I get to the interview where it would be amusing to see, if it was 
> not so obvious.

I used to do the 'putting the degree year but not DOB' thing a lot too
- although in my case it was because for various reasons I did my OU degree
parallel with high school so I got age discrimination (or possibly disbelief)
in the other direction.

The OU was bloody good fun though, quite a number of my friends in their 20s
and 30s are doing their degree that way at the moment and enjoying themselves
so I'd heartily recommend it as an approach.

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