Resume- Months or year?

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abc8542
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Resume- Months or year?

Postby abc8542 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:01 pm

Just a quick question. I looked at a couple of sample resumes from Harvard law school and noticed that while 2 out of the three included the specific months that the person worked, the third only included the year. Now is it ok to format your resume with only the year as an indication of the time that you worked for so and so's organization or company?

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Dany
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Re: Resume- Months or year?

Postby Dany » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:51 pm

It really doesn't matter. If you have lots of positions that span multiple years (i.e. 2008-2011), I think years alone will be fine, but if you're including items that would say 2011-2011 or even a lot of things that would say, for example, 2011-2012, I think months can be helpful. But no one will care either way.

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Re: Resume- Months or year?

Postby ajr » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:54 pm

abc8542 wrote:Just a quick question. I looked at a couple of sample resumes from Harvard law school and noticed that while 2 out of the three included the specific months that the person worked, the third only included the year. Now is it ok to format your resume with only the year as an indication of the time that you worked for so and so's organization or company?


Just use common sense - if you worked for many years, it's ok to skip the month. But if you worked for 1-2 years, it sounds like you are covering up your WE by saying 2010-2011 when you worked from Dec 2010 to Jan 2011.
Edit: on second thought, always include the month unless you are referring to a year that's greater than 10 years back.




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