No, you don’t need to put months on your resume. But if you don’t put months on your resume, employers might think you have career gaps.
For example, if you list your current and previous jobs’ dates in your resume’s work experience section as —
— the hiring manager may wonder if you have career gaps. For instance, maybe you left your previous job in early 2021 and then started a new position at the end of 2021, resulting in a significant resume gap of several months.
However, if you do have major career gaps and think you’ll have a better chance of landing an interview if those gaps are hidden, only list years on your resume.
But don’t lie about your employment dates in interviews. Instead, explain how you improved your relevant hard and soft skills during career breaks.