The paragraph I have a question with:
If I were in a position where I were a principal hiring teachers, I would definitely hire Leah. She would be an asset to any teaching staff, and judging her by her work ethic and ability to get along with others, I would hire her for any job that she applied for.
It is from a recommendation letter on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/leah-thomas-24393568)
(1) Why is the phrase "applied for" used in the past tense here?
(2) Does the past tense use of the phrase "applied for" here have anything to do with the second conditional use in the paragraph?
Why I think the original phrase is a bit weird:
I think the phrase should be "applies for" in the present tense because it can mean a general idea of her applying for jobs.