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    #1

    resume

    HI

    When writing a cv/resume is it better to use the past simple tense or the present continous tense?

    For example:

    My responsibilities:

    -delivering meals
    - preparing meals

    or

    - delivered meals
    - prepared meals

    thanks

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    Re: resume

    I go for the past simple.

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    #3

    Re: resume

    If you are currently employed delivering food, then you say that in the present. You can say that in many ways:

    I deliver food
    I am employed as a food delivery person
    I am delivering food for XYZ Company

    If you did that job in the past, you indicate that, and tell what dates you worked.

    I worked for a food delivery service 2005 - 2007 . .
    I have worked as a food delivery person . . .

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    #4

    Re: resume

    However sometimes they use the present continous.

    For example:

    She dealt with:
    -pricing
    -supervising
    etc.

    My responsibilities were:

    -answering questions to customers/or answering customers' questions
    - taking care of ................

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    #5

    Re: resume

    Guest, that is the past continuous (were) not the present.

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    Wink Re: resume

    susiedqq is right. i appriciate with him/her.

    basically the tense which will you use depends on

    which have you want to say in the cv / resume.

    regards

    Dhruba

    dhaka, bangladesh

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