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Avoid Using “I” on Your Resume


Top Notch Executive Resumes Hiring decision-makers surveyed for the book, Top Notch Executive Resumes identified this as one of their Top 30 Executive Resume Pet Peeves: Resume contains the personal pronoun “I.” It might seem like a silly protocol to omit “I” when the understood subject of resume bullet points is, in fact, “I.” But eliminating personal pronouns (I, me, my) is simply an accepted style, and not following that style, recuiter Alice Hanson noted, makes the candidate seem “amateurish.”
See all 30 peeves: executive resume peeves 1-10 in Part 1, executive resume peeves 11-20 in Part 2 and executive resume peeves 21-30 in Part 3.