Question by  JustAGirl (25)

What verb tense should I use on my resume?


Answer by  sususu (866)

If you are still working in that position, use the present tense to emphasize that. Otherwise, use the past tense in order to avoid confusing potential employers. You don't want to make them think you're doing all these positions right now and have no past experience if that's not the case.


Answer by  Zoe (2369)

If you are talking about previous jobs, use past-tense. But if you are talking about your qualifications, use present tense. List your good qualities: self starting, motivated, people-oriented, etc and write that these are the qualities you will bring to the position. Do what makes sense and then have someone edit it before you send it off.


Answer by  CleoSombra (109)

When talking about experiences that were several years ago, use past tense. For anything within the past year or present, try speaking in present tense - that is, use active verbs.

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