Should you include months and not just years in a CV?

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I do :yep:

in some cases, it can make the flex look bigger :lol: that's why i do it! though, make sure you make them all have months for consistancy
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It's an issue of honesty/clarity. So if you did the role for less than a year, then put

Jan-Sep 20

If you did the job for several years, say Jan 17 to Aug 20 then put

2017-20

However, if you did the job for 15 months, say Oct 18 to Mar 20, then you have to decide if the employer cares about that detail or not and how it would look if they asked you for details at interview, or whether a referee is going to mention it. It's a fine line between selling yourself (ie rounding up to 2 years) versus appearing to exaggerate, which immediately spreads to the whole application in the employers eyes.
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Many employers like to see a continuous work history, so working to months or even dates is quite usual. Rounding to years, especially if you only have a short work history will not read clearly.
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I have months on mine.
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Many employers like to see a continuous work history, so working to months or even dates is quite usual. Rounding to years, especially if you only have a short work history will not read clearly.
I agree
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