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    Default Past continuous tense

    If I am writing a CV, is it correct to use past continuous tense as follows:

    From 2011 to 2012, I was doing some part-time design jobs.


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    Default Re: Past continuous tense

    Quote Originally Posted by queeniech View Post
    If I am writing a CV, is it correct to use past continuous tense as follows:

    From 2011 to 2012, I was doing some part-time design jobs.


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    That doesn't sound appropriate to me. In CVs, we sometimes don't even use whole sentences:

    2011-2012: Various part-time design jobs.

    Depending on the CV and the jobs you are applying for, you might need to list those part-time jobs (location, job description, name of manager etc).
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Past continuous tense

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That doesn't sound appropriate to me. In CVs, we sometimes don't even use whole sentences:

    2011-2012: Various part-time design jobs.

    Depending on the CV and the jobs you are applying for, you might need to list those part-time jobs (location, job description, name of manager etc).
    Thanks a lot emsr2d2.

    During a job interview, is it correct to say "From 2011 to 2012, I was doing some part-time design jobs." or ""From 2011 to 2012, I did some part-time design jobs." Which tenses should we use in the above context?

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    Default Re: Past continuous tense

    The past tense sounds better to me.

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    Default Re: Past continuous tense

    I prefer the past tense there too. You could also say:

    I worked part-time in several different design jobs in 2011 and 2012.
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    Default Re: Past continuous tense

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I prefer the past tense there too. You could also say:

    I worked part-time in several different design jobs in 2011 and 2012.
    Thanks a lot, emsr2d2.

    Sometimes, I worked part-time, and sometimes, I worked on temporary basis. In this case, which of the following sentences is correct?

    1. I worked part-time or temporay design jobs in 2011 and 2012.
    2. I worked part-time and temporay design jobs in 2011 and 2012.

    Please note that I do not know how to put the "temporay" in your excellent example.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by queeniech; 13-Mar-2013 at 15:52.

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