Answered by Sharon, Hiring Expert at Mutual of Omaha, on Monday, April 21, 2014
You should absolutely have a resume prepared regardless of when you begin to actively look. The point is, you'll be prepared. The EEOC prohibits discrimination by age so always know you have that protection. As you prepare your resume, keep to two pages. If you have jobs from 15+ years ago, you can capture them in with a Career Note indicating "Previous experience also as as XX at XX (date - date). Also, list your highest level of education and you don't list the date. It's irrelevant.