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Old Jan 18th 2014, 4:00 pm
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Hey guys
When writing a Canada styled resume , Is it advisable to write in First or Third person. I would really appreciate your suggestions. Thanks in advance
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Old Jan 18th 2014, 4:26 pm
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http://m.dummies.com/how-to/content/...e-writing.html
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Old Jan 18th 2014, 4:32 pm
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Thanks for replying, I have seen that article earlier on. I am a little bit confused as there are a lot of "pro-third person" and "anti-third person" articles out there and i really don't know which is right or wrong, So i figured it would be best to create a thread here to find out directly from those who have actually written a Canada resume .
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Old Jan 18th 2014, 4:39 pm
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In my experience, employers assume the first person on a resume - so rather than saying "I led the implementation of ...", can be shortened to "led the implementation of ..."
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Can't you just avoid using personal pronouns?

Edit: i.e. do what Ebonhawke says above.
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I think there's a whole section on resumes in the Wiki bit
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http://www.youth.gc.ca/eng/topics/jobs/resume.shtml

http://career-advice.monster.ca/resu...tips/jobs.aspx

http://www.workopolis.com/content/advice/resumes/

http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/career/resume.html

http://www.workbc.ca/Job-Search-Tool...ur-Resume.aspx

I have never seen a resume in the third person. An employer would assume that the resume is about the applicant who sent it in, written by the applicant, not a story from a third party, which is more like an advertisement or story.
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Aviator,Thanks for the links . I really appreciate your post.
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Use a crayon.
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Use a crayon.
And what is wrong with felt tip pens? A dash of colour would only enhance the chances an excellent resume ehh !!
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