Resume Writing in First Person Will Find You in Last Place

Wouldn’t be better to write this profile paragraph in first person, I, instead of describing another person’s skills?

No, the general consensus within the resume writing industry is that resumes should never be written in first person. Here’s why”your resume is a story that describes your accomplishments, skills, etc. By including words like “I” or “my” you create a connotation that the resume is about your needs versus the employer’s needs. Even though you are searching for new employment, from the employer’s point of view the resume is their way of determining whether or not you meet their criteria. As such, third person tense keeps the resume aligned with storytelling and in a manner that helps the employer match your skills with their needs.

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