Resume Tip #24: Pay attention to how you write dates in your resume
When will you graduate: 01/07/2016 or 07/01/2016? If an American would look over 01/07/2016 it would understand January 7, 2016; but, if a European would look over 01/07/2016 it would understand July 1, 2016.
Resume Tip #24: Pay attention to how you write dates in your resume.
What you need to do:
- Remove the day from any date like 07/2016, i.e. July 2016;
- Transform in words (e.g. January, February, March) the month such that you’ll have an unambiguous date like July 2016.
Misunderstandings have no place in your resume and should be avoided with all cost. A small glitch like a wrongly understood graduation date could make the recruiter consider you unavailable for their starting date.
Paul, co-founder of StartupSort