Technical Skills on Resume

Subject: Technical Skills on Resume
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: techwr-l digest recipients <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 11:10:12 -0700

squarej -at- nationwide -dot- com wrote:

>Is there a current trend NOT to list software skills (Word, Frame, Power
>Point, etc.) on your resume because so many writers know these tools? It
>seems from the literature I have been reading that these skills are
>becoming so commonplace that it would be better to save the space for
>talking about your accomplishments on the job, rather than placing a
>grocery list of tools on your resume.

As several people have pointed out, tool skills are often what
people search for on a resume.


But, another reason for listing the software you know is that
these skills are not commonplace. There are far more jobs than
experienced writers to fill them, so many jobs are being filled
by people without experience. Listing your skills is one way to
show that you actually have experience.


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Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com | Tel: 604.421.7189

"And you've seen it before:
The names of good women and men,
Decreed by the sword and the pen
To be outlaws all over again."
-Karen Mathieson (Capercailie)




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