Obviously I haven't had much work experience if I'm asking this question, but what dates do u give for jobs.. the period that u put in time, or the period while you were still on the payroll.
For example I worked at a big tech company last summer. and I went on educ. leave (with the expectation that i'd be back this summer). During the course of the year, I was still on the payroll, and I accumulated vacation hours, and I would get checks in the mail for paid vacation (like couple weeks around Christmas that everyone got paid off).
When it was determined I wasn't going back this summer, I got a big fat check (for all my vacation hours accrued) in June as I was taken off the payroll and was no longer with the company.
So when I write period of employment, what should I do? I still got checks for months after I didnt put in hours, but I was still considered an employee.