Heh. Like your style.
Resumes without personal pronouns
- are to the point
- this increases the chance of being read fully
- pertinent information stands out more, rather than pronoun "fluff"
- read more authoritatively. pronoun's present information as "opinion"
When i write a resume with personal pronouns, the tendency is to write on a bit more. Ah, I guess what I'm saying is that suddenly it reads more like a novel - a very, very boring novel, unless you're a lobster fisherman or a spy. I don't think either profession has much interest in resumes though. I know it is less fun to write this way, but it will help you get your point across - personal pronouns are best left for the cover letter.
- i've often felt that when i make a point using personal pronouns, the space they take up gets in the way of the point
- also, the "i" is redundant, because of course the resume is about the writer, who else would it be about?
- i don't think you'd be explicitly penalized for having an "i" in the resume, i just think you'd be needlessly hindering your chances.
- oh, and i reckon that with the pronouns i come across less "can-do" and more "philosopher", which might be a hindrance unless you're applying for a role in a philosophy... uh, thing?