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I am writing a résumé. I want to specify that I started my education in 2009 and as of now I am at the 4th grade (in other words, still learning), so how should I specify that in résumé:

  • 2009 - present
  • 2009 till now

Any suggestions?

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till date is a common form of saying it. '- present' is an acceptable alternative. –  Kris Oct 4 '12 at 15:26
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Whatever you do, don't use the hyphen for ranges. That's what the en dash is for. –  RegDwigнt Oct 4 '12 at 15:27
    
@RegDwighт Yes, I'm even aware of it. My browser isn't helpful though. Wish your comment had just that one character so I could copy-paste, maybe. :) –  Kris Oct 4 '12 at 15:34
    
– or – (entities won't work in comments but can be used in questions/answers) –  Andrew Leach Oct 4 '12 at 15:50
    
This is a resumé style question, not really on topic here. –  MετάEd Oct 4 '12 at 17:34

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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.

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In What is the correct abbreviation of “continued”?, absurd forms like

Example Co.  ABC Manager    2012 - cont.  
Example Co.  ABC Manager    2012 - (continued)

with hyphens were suggested, besides better forms (with en dashes) like

Example Co.  ABC Manager    2012 forward  
Example Co.  ABC Manager    2012 – present  
Example Co.  ABC Manager    2012 –
Example Co.  ABC Manager    2012 to date
Example Co.  ABC Manager    2012 to present
Example Co.  ABC Manager    2012–now
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