Re: pronouns in resumes

Subject: Re: pronouns in resumes
From: Erik Hare <wabbitoid47 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2009 12:36:36 -0700 (PDT)

To dig up an old thread:

Resume writing very much moves as a kind of fashion. The advice to purge all pronouns from your resume may well be the right advice in some areas, but the general fashion trend is towards the personal:

"You don't have to write resumes that sound like robots wrote them. A human-voiced resume is the new black -- try it!"

Erik Hare

--- On Wed, 6/17/09, Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> From: Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Subject: Re: pronouns in resumes
> To: "Erik Hare" <wabbitoid47 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 10:29 PM
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 5:58 PM,
> Erik Hare <wabbitoid47 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> wrote:
> > From: Combs, Richard
> <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
> > I dislike both those options. Eons ago, I was taught
> to
> > write experience
> > descriptions using sentences with an implied subject
> (I):
> Isn't an implied subject a form of passive
> voice?
> No, it's not. "Leaped tall buildings" is
> still active, even without an explicit subject. Passive
> voice would be "Tall buildings were leaped". Nor
> is the use of an implied subject an attempt to avoid agency.
> The agent is clear from context.
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