I'm looking at an example CV/Resume, and I see the following:
- Develop business relationship
- Apply for patent paperwork
This sounds incorrect to me. Either it already happened, in which case I think they should use past tense, e.g. "engineered a TPS reports framework" or it is happening now, in which case I would write:
- Raising funds on kick-starter
- Soliciting donors
I think present tense diminishes any accomplishments as it sounds like the person is involved in some activity that may or may not be fruitful.
In addition, the way my original example is written sounds like it is a command given to someone else - hey you, develop financial software, and you - get coffee, and you over there - clean bathrooms.
Is this example CV/Resume provide any benefit by using present tense? And if not, is there any benefit to be gained by using present tense on a CV/resume (written in English)?