Plenty of jobseekers do not show their age on their CV. And there is no reason for them to do so.
So we looked through a CV a few weeks ago that was actually quite well laid out. There was some decent qualifications there, although they gave no hint as to when schools and colleges were attended, so we turned to the job history.
Again this stopped in the year 2000, nothing earlier than that was shown. We have no problem with any of this, as I say any jobseeker is perfectly entitled to take any reference to their age off the CV to prevent age discrimination.
Except, having so carefully covered their tracks I look at their email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (apologies to the real Joe Bloggs, I have changed the name). I did not need Hercule Poirot to help me out, but I reckon John was born before 1958.
It is amazing how careful you can be and then miss the blindingly obvious isn’t it?