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    'The ability to be good at something'?!

    Hi there,

    I believe there's something wrong with this sentence as it doesn't sound natural. Especially at the end of the sentence. Hope you can help me get this. I saw this in a resume:


    "...Great organizational skills in keeping employee records with the ability to be good at multitasking..."

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    Re: 'The ability to be good at something'?!

    It's rather wordy especially at the end. "... the ability to multitask" would suffice for me. I would probably replace "with" with "and".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: 'The ability to be good at something'?!

    Or even "and able to multitask."
    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: 'The ability to be good at something'?!

    Generally, if it's good enough to be on a resume, it's just an ability. Otherwise, you risk a potential employer thinking 'S/he has the ability OK, but when has s/he demonstrated that ability - by doing something well.'

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