I’m updating my résumé and would like to convey in a condensed manner the fact that I have a Masters degree in a particular branch of the humanities (politics and society of the Middle East, but that’s not necessarily relevant).
I completed the program in 2006, though, and have gained a good bit of professional and field experience since then, so it sounds kind of wrong to refer to myself as a recent postgraduate even though that’s actually a nice, punchy formulation of the concept I’d like to convey . . . if only it was recent!
Then again, calling myself a postgraduate might not be fair because it could connote that I’m currently undertaking study, which is not the case at all.
I could call myself higher-educated, but that just sounds awkward and contrived to me. What do others think about that phrase? Can you think of any alternatives?