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Guides to Professional English
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Do not underestimate how writing dates in the cleanest / clearest form can radically affect the way your CV looks.
Date of birth: 10 March 2003 (day as a digit, month as a full word, year in four digits).
Current position: 2015-present (only put month if you began very recently).
Previous position: 2011–2015 (only put months for short periods, e.g. Jan 2015–May 2015).
Thesis: month + year.
Abbreviations: don’t abbreviate years, abbreviate months by using first three letters (Jan, Feb, Mar).
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