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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?

  • 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
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    @MateuszKonieczny For advice on writing, writing styles, or academic standards, one of these other sites might be helpful: Academia, Writing, Literature, The Workplace, Interpersonal Skills. If you are learning English, take a look at English Language Learners. – MetaEd Dec 20 '18 at 20:29
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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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