Improper dates in your job descriptions could keep recruiters from finding your resume. Youve worked hard to establish a distinguished career. On resumes, the most common way to indicate that a period is ongoing is either.
2009 present or 2009 to present. The en dash is the preferred punctuation. Many word processors replace a double hyphen with an en dash once the next word is typed. Sep 20, 2010 Re: Need to represent date as until" Present" like in a resume Sep 20, 2010 05: 22 PM SGWellens LINK You could add" To Present" to the month listbox and if they select it, hide or disable the year dropdown.
Write those things in present tense because they are ongoing. Next, create a bulleted list of accomplishments. Because accomplishments have been accomplished, the items in the bulleted list in past tense. Dates fall into the" musthave" category, because many of the skills employers seek in a high tech and ever changing workplace have an expiration date. The dates of your jobs, experiences and activities add perspective to your accomplishments, and they should be included in a way that makes sense to employers.
If your resume shows, and then 2001 to present, the first thing I think is, Did they leave in January 2001 and start the other job the following December? If you are currently employed, the dates on your resume for your current job should end with present. For instance: Chocolate Teapot Maker, 2009 present. not. Chocolate Teapot Maker, 2009 2013. If you do the latter, many of us will wonder if youre still employed there or whether you left.