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Q: Should You Use the Past or Present Tense in a Resume?


June 25, 2021 in Uncategorized

Per Resume Worded, ❝A: Resumes should typically be written in the past tense.


The simple answer is, your resume should be about your accomplishments. 

In other words, you should be writing about things you’ve already achieved, which means using the past tense.

Your current job can contain a mix of accomplishments in the past and present tense. 

Use the present tense for ongoing accomplishments, while the past tense for things you've completed. 

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I agree as this is one of the main goals of a résumé - with the limited space and attention you get.


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SOURCE: Resume Worded Career Supplement newsletter

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