[Grammar] I worked in the Customer Technical Support department for about a year.

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My first work experience was not satisfying in terms of the kind of work I did. Before I was promoted to a position in the IT department, I worked in the Customer Technical Support department for about a year.


....I have been working in the Customer Technical Support department for about a year.

Which of the underlined part is correct?
 

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Thank you Piscean.
I always thought that whenever we had "for", we needed to use "present/past perfect".
 

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Before my promotion to the IT department ...
 

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Only when the time period extends up to the moment of speaking.

I live in Prague. I've lived there for thirteen years.
Before that I worked in Oman. I worked there for a year.
What a point ! Great help Piscean! I didn't know either.
 

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I think the past perfect can be used in 'I had worked in the Customer Technical Support department for about a year when I was promoted to the IT department'.
 
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