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Is it appropriate to use the pronoun "I" in a resume?

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It is appropriate to use the pronoun "I" in a resume. In fact, most resumes are written in the first person, using "I" as the subject pronoun.

This is because a resume is essentially a marketing document that is used to promote your skills, qualifications, and experience to a potential employer.

By using "I," you are highlighting your achievements and emphasizing your personal responsibility for them. However, be aware that some guidelines recommend using the third person in a resume and some companies have a preference for it.

Here is an example of an experience section that uses the pronoun "I"

Work Experience
Software Engineer
Acme Inc.
San Francisco, CA
I developed and maintained enterprise software systems for clients in various industries.
  • I Implemented new features and improvements to existing systems to increase efficiency.
  • I Debugged and resolved software issues reported by clients.
  • I Developed and maintained technical documentation.
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Volen Vulkov
Volen Vulkov is a resume expert and the co-founder of Enhancv. He applies his deep knowledge and experience to write about a career change, development, and how to stand out in the job application process.
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