What tense should be used at this sentence? Now I use Present Simple, and at the one hand it seems to be right choice, because my work is not attached to a time, but at the other hand something this sentence seems wrong for me. So I need help with it.

Sentence is:

Currently I work as engineer, but I also look for work as manager.

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  • Your tense is fine, but your aspect is wrong. Beyond that, you’re lacking in articles. – tchrist Jan 17 at 12:45
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    Psst: in English language pronoun 'I" is always capitalized. – Kreiri Jan 17 at 12:55
  • @tchrist can you correct it? – brachkoff Jan 17 at 13:01
  • @brachkoff Tᴚoɯɐuo has done so in their answer. – tchrist Jan 17 at 13:32

When you want to refer to an ongoing activity (as distinct from a normal or regular practice) use the continuous:

I work as an engineer but I am looking for a job as a chef.

The team wins most of its games but today they are playing poorly.


I am currently working as an engineer but I am looking for a job as a chef is also possible, if you expect (or hope) the engineering job to end soon.

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