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By Fawn Germer
Contributing Writer 

It's Time to Shut Up About All Your Past Experience


Last updated 4/30/2019 at 3:31pm

Fawn Germer, Author & Motivational Speaker

Do not...

And, I mean this...

Do. NOT. Say:

"But I have so much experience..."

"I have 30 years' experience..."

"You can't learn what I know just coming out of school..."

Stop! Really, just stop.

I know you worked your whole life to be this smart and able but using your experience to justify your value is a huge mistake in a professional culture that often equates the word "experience" with the words "has been."

The one thing that used to count most for professional marketability is the one thing that many employers don't care about. They expect that, by this point in your career, you have...

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