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    within a short period in the future.

    Hi,

    Hi,

    I would like to convey this idea:
    I have a strong academic background in accounting, so I am confident that I can qualify as an accountant within a short period in the future.


    However, "within a short period in the future" is too long.
    Could you please suggest any word to replace "
    within a short period in the future"?


    Someone suggests:

    in the near future.
    in a short period of time. (<--- but seem can't convery "future")


    My opinions:
    Quickly: seem to be overconfident.
    Shortly: seem to be inappropriate.
    Any others?


    Thanks
    Last edited by uktous; 04-Dec-2009 at 02:07.

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    Re: within a short period in the future.

    [QUOTE=uktous;541197]Hi,

    I would like to convey this idea:
    I have a strong academic background in accounting, so I am confident that I can qualify as an accounting within a short period in the future.

    However, "within a short period in the future" is too long.
    Could you please suggest any word to replace "
    within a short period in the future"?

    Someone suggests:

    in the near future.
    in a short period of time. (<--- but seem can't convery "future")


    My opinions:
    Quickly: seem to be overconfident.
    Shortly: seem to be inappropriate.
    Any others?
    /QUOTE]

    Hi

    How about

    • within X weeks / months
    • by DATE
    • before DATE
    • ... that I will soon qualify as ...

    To be honest, the wording doesn't matter all that much. Whatever you write, the reader will focus on two things only:

    1. This person has not qualified yet.
    2. Is that important to me?

    If the answer to question 2 is "yes", then someone who has already qualified will be selected. If the answer is "no", then good luck with the interview!

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    Re: within a short period in the future.

    Note: You said "Qualify as an accounting" -- this is not a standard thing to say where I live. What does this mean? What is "an accounting"?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: within a short period in the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Note: You said "Qualify as an accounting" -- this is not a standard thing to say where I live. What does this mean? What is "an accounting"?
    Thank you, I have corrected my mistake.

    Back to my question, I think I would like to choose "in the near future".

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    Re: within a short period in the future.

    Rather than letting it be a factor of time, why not make it about your drive?

    You are confident that your strong academic background and motivation to provide value will allow you to obtain [is it a certification? something like that?] expeditiously.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: within a short period in the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Rather than letting it be a factor of time, why not make it about your drive?

    You are confident that your strong academic background and motivation to provide value will allow you to obtain [is it a certification? something like that?] expeditiously.

    "is it a certification? something like that?"


    Just a BSc with a good result

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    Re: within a short period in the future.

    I don't understand. You have not yet graduated? I though you had a master's in Economics!

    Are you writing resumes for other people?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #8

    Re: within a short period in the future.

    in the near/immediate future
    in the not too distant future
    in/for the foreseeable future

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    Re: within a short period in the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I don't understand. You have not yet graduated? I though you had a master's in Economics!

    Are you writing resumes for other people?
    No, I graduated.

    I am writing a resume for myself.

    Yes, I got an MSc.

    Thanks

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