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Dear Theo and others- Executive summary tense

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by djdpod, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Not in the 'stressed' feeling, although it is making me rather stressed!
    I am writing an ES for a job application, but have a question about the tense used. The example given for the SMT post uses a mix of past and present, depending on what's appropriate. I have done the same but wanted to check I'm on the right track?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, an appropriate mix. Do you still do it? Are you likely to do it again if the occasion arose next week? Present. Did you do it once, or did you do it in the past? Past tense.
    Often you can get away with no verb at all, in extreme bullet format.
    Best of luck
    __________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars
     
  3. Thank you for the prompt reply- much clearer now too!
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Off you go and do it, then!
    Best wishes
    __________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars
     

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