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    Question [Vocabulary & Grammar] Proofreading my english CV...

    Hi guys, nice to meet you!
    I'm translating my CV into English and I have a couple of doubts so far that I'd like to clarify with your help:

    1. I'm a web developer. Talking about the skills, what's the best way to address my favorite language in the context of a CV? I was thinking about these options:
    a. "NAME OF THE LANGUAGE(es.html)" became one of my main languages of choice
    b. "NAME OF THE LANGUAGE(es.html)" became one of my main languages
    c. "NAME OF THE LANGUAGE(es.html)"became one of my languages of choice

    which is the most natural? do you have any other better suggestion?


    2. I have some issue with verbs tenses. I wrote my past job experiences using simple past and I'd like to keep the cv as linear as possible but... what about the skills part? of course most of the skills I learned are still valid now, they are not limited to the past. From what I know:
    a. if there is a specific date, simple past is the best choice.
    Ex: "I started learning HTML in 2002"

    b. if I have a continuative time, like "during the years", I should choose past simple or present perfect depending of the contexts.
    Ex.1: "During the years I used many languages [... list] now in disuse."
    Ex.2: "During the years I've tried many techniques, like A, B and C. The last is the one I'm more experienced with."

    is it correct?

    I will appreciate any suggestion and/or clarification.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Hanabiko; 15-Jun-2016 at 18:45.

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    Re: [Vocabulary & Grammar] Proofreading my english CV...

    I am confused about the first part. I am not sure what you mean by "main language". I can't tell whether you are talking about human languages or computer languages. Also, what do you mean by "name of the language"?

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    Re: [Vocabulary & Grammar] Proofreading my english CV...

    Job experiences are specific types of experiences, but "past experiences" are simply experiences.

    If I was an employer I wouldn't be interested in when you started learning HTML. I would want to know if you know it now.

    I am not sure what you mean by "During the years". During what years?

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    Re: [Vocabulary & Grammar] Proofreading my english CV...

    Question 2b, example one. Perhaps:

    I have used many languages that are now in disuse.

    Example two is fine.

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    Re: [Vocabulary & Grammar] Proofreading my english CV...

    Hi Tarheel and thanks for your reply.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I am confused about the first part. I am not sure what you mean by "main language". I can't tell whether you are talking about human languages or computer languages. Also, what do you mean by "name of the language"?
    with "main language" I mean the programming language I use most, basically, so the language which ended up being my language of choice.
    "name of the language" replaces the name of a programming language (HTML, PHP, PYTHON or whatever).
    What I wasn't sure about it the way I should call the language I use most, if "main language" or "language of choice" or something else.

    Job experiences are specific types of experiences, but "past experiences" are simply experiences.
    If I was an employer I wouldn't be interested in when you started learning HTML. I would want to know if you know it now.
    I am not sure what you mean by "During the years". During what years?
    I specified "past" just because I know the current job should be described in present form. Sorry ;)
    "during the years" was just an example of continuative time, ex: "in the last years I've used many frameworks" opposed to "in the last years I used many frameworks" when the action is completed in the past.

    Thank you for your help!

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    Re: [Vocabulary & Grammar] Proofreading my english CV...

    Say:

    I would appreciate any suggestions.

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    Re: [Vocabulary & Grammar] Proofreading my english CV...

    I don't think you understand my comments.

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    Re: [Vocabulary & Grammar] Proofreading my english CV...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I don't think you understand my comments.
    I understand your comments.
    I said "thank you" 3 times.

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    Re: [Vocabulary & Grammar] Proofreading my english CV...

    I looked up "during the years" on the Internet. I got:

    Letters from Madras during the years 1836-1839 -- Digital Library Project

    Arthur Young's During the Years 1787, 1788, 1789

    Travels through North America during the years 1825 and 1826

    Tropical Cyclones during the years 1900-1952

    Travels in France and Italy during the years 1787, 1788, and 1789

    Work in the field during the years 1900-1905

    East Indian journey during the years 1748 and 1749

    During the years 1886 through 2000 there were an average of 8.7 tropical cyclones per year, of which an average of 5.1 became hurricanes.

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    Re: [Vocabulary & Grammar] Proofreading my english CV...

    You can use "past experience" if you want to. Of course, all experiences are in the past. Just like all water is wet.

    I don't think "continuative" works in that context.

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