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Based on how I was taught to put together a resume, I've always listed something like the following for my educational background:

Education:

Master's Degree, 2000, Large University, Field of Study

Bachelor's Degree, 1985, Small College, Major: My major, Minor: My Minor

However, while reading the question "How can I find accurate start and stop dates for my resume from jobs that I had 20 to 35 years ago?", it occurred to me that by listing the dates I'm showing my age, and am now getting to a point where age discrimination is likely to occur. Thus, I'm wondering if it is okay to leave the dates of my degrees off my resume. If it is okay, what format should I use for listing my education?

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    Month followed by year will do. So what about the age. All is says you are old and wise – Ed Heal Feb 6 '16 at 0:07
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Thus, I'm wondering if it is okay to leave the dates of my degrees off my resume. If it is okay, what format should I use for listing my education?

It's completely okay. For anyone who has been in the workforce for a while, there is no value to the attendance dates for your degrees.

Just list it the same way, minus the dates

Education:

Master's Degree, Large University, Field of Study

Bachelor's Degree, Small College, Major: My major, Minor: My Minor

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    Yes, no one cares about the dates in that context. – Kilisi Feb 6 '16 at 0:39
  • People check that you have a continuous record. Gaps are a red flag – Ed Heal Feb 6 '16 at 5:11

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