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GUEST2008

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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

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susiedqq

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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 . . .
 

GUEST2008

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

Dhruba

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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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