August 16, 2007
Resume Quick Tip: Use the Active Voice
As part of Monster Career Advice’s Update Your Resume Week, we’re featuring a daily Resume Quick Tip from Monster Resume Expert Kim Isaacs.
Add punch to your resume by using active voice instead of passive voice. If your sentences are written in active voice, they will present you as a doer and achiever. Compare these sentences to see how active voice is more concise and dynamic:
- Passive: $1.2 million in new products were sold.
- Active: Sold $1.2 million in new products.
Review your resume, and look for ways to express your accomplishments in active voice.
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Posted by: jeffrey hill | Aug 29, 2007 11:44:25 AM
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