I have a sentence like this:

Since I graduated, I have been working for xyz in abc.

Since can mean:

  1. in the intervening period between (the time mentioned) and the time under consideration, typically the present.

  2. for the reason that: because.

As both fit, the sentence is a little ambiguous in my opinion. I want it to mean the first (time duration). How do I make sure it does that?

"Since the time I..." sounds valid to me, but is there a better way to put it?

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    Since my graduation . . . Nov 28 '13 at 17:51
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    @BarrieEngland I really like how that sounds. Can't believe I missed that. Nov 28 '13 at 18:04
  • Presumably this is going on some résumé/CV or application, where context will make it quite clear that it's a time period.
    – Kevin
    Nov 28 '13 at 20:28
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    Since graduating . . . Nov 28 '13 at 21:35
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    Another option is to add ‘ever’ before it: “Ever since I graduated …”. That is not necessarily a very good option from a stylistic point of view, though, depending on how long it has been since your graduation, and how much you like your job. ;-) Nov 29 '13 at 2:42

Try "I have been working for XYZ in abc since I graduated/ since my graduation"

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