Someone correctly said that, "Computer skills are job skills".

In today's world, almost every job profile requires a person to have some computer skills which are used in order to get a job done. Moreover, recruiters these days tend to hire those people more who are tech-savvy.

And surprise surprise, the same is true for non-technical profiles as well.

When people go out to give interviews, recruiters are highly interested to know about the computer skills which you have and your level of proficiency in using those computer skills. Every job requires a certain set of computer skills and the recruiters expect their employees to have all of them.

So, it is highly important to highlight this set of computer skills in your resume an an orderly way. That's why we've written this guide to tell you how to highlight the computer skills in your resume.

By the end of this Guide on Computer Skills for Resume, you will know:

  • Where to make the computer skills section
  • What to name the section
  • How not to write this section
  • The correct way to write this section
  • How to incorporate these skills in the professional experience section...

...All to make a resume that showcases your computer skills and blows away the recruiter's mind!

Let's get started!

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How To List Computer Skills On Resume

Whether your field of work is technical or non-technical, both the resumes (technical and non-technical) have a specific space and manner in which the computer skills should be written. So, first things first, do not write your skills in the key skills section.

The key skills section is only meant for writing your professional non-technical skills. Make a separate section or a sub section within the key skills section for writing your computer skills. Name this section as 'TECHNICAL SKILLS'. Do not name the section as 'COMPUTER SKILLS'. Its a strict no-no.

When writing the technical skills section, make sure you write only those skills which are relevant to your target profile and which add some value to your resume. Also, when writing the computer skills, do not forget to scan the job description for any specifically mentioned computer skills that are required by the recruiter.

If the recruiter has mentioned any specific computer skill in the job description, then make sure you mention that particular skill in your resume. But do not write it just because it is written in the job description and you don't now a thing about it. Doing so can get you in some serious trouble.

In case the recruiter asks you in the interview about that skill then you won't be able to substantiate it. So, it's better not to write a skill if you don't have it, than lose a job because you lied in your resume.

It is also important to include the computer skills mentioned in the job description in your resume because in most cases than not, a resume is first parsed through an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). And the ATS is set to scan the keywords in a resume which were mentioned in the job description.

So, there are high chances that the ATS will look for the computer skills in your resume which were mentioned by the recruiter in the job description. So, don't forget to write the mentioned computer skills of the job description in your resume.

Technical Profiles

Now, with the help of examples, we will show you the correct and in correct way of writing the technical skills for each profile as well as how to include them in your professional experience section.

Computer Skills For Resume: Data Analyst And Research Specialist

Skill Set:

  • Mailchimp
  • Similarweb
  • Google AdWords
  • Radian6
  • Google Analytics

By using the above given computer skill set, we will show you how to write the technical skills section the correct way.

Example 1:

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In the above given example, you can see how cluttered the technical skills section is looking.

Example 2:

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Now, in the example given above you can see how we have uncluttered the technical skills section and have written it in an organized manner. We've divided the skills into two categories: Marketing Tools and Analytical Tools

Categorizing them gives them a neat and organized look.

Let us now see how to frame points including these technical skills in the professional experience section.

  • Deploying analytical tools like Radian6 for gathering data from social media platforms to curate & present insights

From the example given above you can get an idea about how to use your computer skills to write a point.

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Computer Skills On Resume: Information Security Manager And Cloud Specialist

Skill Set:

  • AWS
  • VPC
  • KMS
  • EC2
  • EBS
  • RDS
  • S3
  • MFA
  • Trusted Advisor
  • IAM
  • Cloud Trial
  • Cloud Watch

Example 1

The below given sample will show you the correct way to write your information security manager and cloud specialist skills in the correct way.

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Example 2

The example given below will demonstrate how you can include these computer skills in your professional experience section's point. Have a look at it to get an understanding of how to write points using your computer skills.

  • Reviewing the AWS/DC Security Architecture & Ensuring compliance with ISO 27001, HIPPA, 21 CFR Part 11 & SOC

Computer Skills To Put On A Resume: IT Director

Skill Set:

  • C
  • C++
  • C#
  • Cobol
  • Java
  • Visual Basic
  • SQL
  • Python
  • React
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • JSP
  • Servlets
  • Oracle 8i/10g/11g
  • MS SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • Tomcat
  • IIS Server
  • Net Beans
  • Eclipse
  • Visual Studio 2010 Junit 4.0
  • Maven 2.0
  • GIT
  • ALM QC
  • Sun Solaris
  • Windows (95, 98)
  • Windows (NT, 2000)
  • UNIX
  • Linux
  • Sun
  • AS/400
  • DOS
  • MS (Excel, Acess, Word, Powerpoint)
  • MS Visio
  • MS Project
  • Lotus Notes

Example 1

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As you can see in the above given example, the technical skills section looks really messy as well as has poor readability. With so many skills written in an unorganized way, makes it quite difficult to read them.

Example 2

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Now, in second example, we have divide the skills into sub categories, namely: Programming Languages, Web Design, Database, Web/Application Servers, Tools, Systems and Software.

Example 3

  • Employing Agile methodology for Project Management & GIT for Version Control to manage the team

Here's an example for you to see how you can use your IT Director computer skills to write a point including it.

Resume Computer Skills: Network Consultant And Data Center Administrator

Skill Set:

  • C
  • ALM QC
  • C++
  • C#
  • GIT
  • Cobol
  • Java
  • Maven 2.0
  • Visual Basic
  • SQL
  • Visual Studio 2010 Junit 4.0
  • Python
  • React
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Net Beans
  • JavaScript
  • JSP
  • IIS Server
  • Servlets
  • Oracle 8i/10g/11g
  • Tomcat
  • MS SQL Server
  • MySQL

Technical Skills section of network consultant and data center administrator

Example 1

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The above given example of network consultant and data center administrator looks very untidy, has a poor readability as well as it will get difficult for the ATS to scan it for the computer skills.

Example 2

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As you can see in the example given above that we have divided the technical skills section in sub section of: Programming Languages, Web Design, Database, Web/Application Servers and Tools.

Writing them in sub-sections has increased the readability of the section, it now looks tidy as well has increased the scope of ATS being able to scan the computer skills by many folds.

Example 3

  • Conducted installation of Linux servers in Oracle VM environment for the EBS

Look at the above given example to get an idea of how to write your computer skills with the points.

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Computer Skills To List On Resume: Accessibility Analyst And Senior Consultant

Skill Set:

  • Flex & Selenium Automation
  • Microsoft VB 6.0
  • .NET & ASP.NET
  • HTML5
  • Zoomtext & AIS
  • JAWS & VoiceOver
  • SQL Server
  • PGSQL & Oracle
  • Java Ferret
  • Java Monkey & VPAT

Now, lets see how to correctly write the section of technical skills of an accessibility analyst and senior consultant.

Example 1

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Let us now see how to incorporate these computer skill in the professional experience section.

Example 2

  • Efficiently conducting research & successfully implementing Flex automation process for accessibility test automation
  • Deployed online resources and a Selenium-based automation tool for conducting research & automating systems
  • Mentoring accessibility developers & rendering accessibility support to enhance Flex & HTML5 components

How To List Computer Skills On Resume: Business Analyst And Data Analytics Professional

Skill Set:

  • Simplified
  • Crystal Reporting
  • Querying
  • CRM Tools
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Visualization
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • TABLEAU (Version 10.1.3)
  • R & Excel
  • SQL Presto

See the sample given below to get an idea of how to write the technical skills section of a business analyst and data analytics professional.

Example 1

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Now, let us see how to include these skills in the points of professional experience section.

Example 2

  • Deployed 'Simplified' to enable data visualization for clients & 'Querying' to save server space & run reports efficiently
  • Benefited stakeholders like Sodexo, GE & IBM by effectively working on 'Crystal Reporting', a business objects info view
  • Validating the data via SQL, scrutinizing the defect tracking system & rendering insights w.r.t data issues, bugs & risks

Basic Computer Skills Resume: Entrepreneur, CTC And Full Stack Developer

Skill Set:

  • C++
  • C
  • Python
  • Java
  • ActionScript
  • PHP
  • HTML/CSS
  • SQL
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • MySQL
  • NoSQL (MongoDB)
  • Eclipse
  • JQuery
  • XML
  • JSON
  • RESTful Applications
  • FTP (Filezilla)
  • Apache Web Server
  • Linux Server Administration
  • SSH
  • Network Mapper
  • Wireshark
  • Security Tools
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe AfterEffects
  • Unity Game Engine
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Google Docs
  • Matlab
  • Android Application
  • Flash Application
  • Facebook Apps Development
  • Django (Python)
  • Google App Engine
  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • Web Application Programming
  • Distributed Computing
  • Network Applications
  • Data Structure
  • Algorithms
  • Cloud Applications
  • Operating Systems
  • Animation
  • Game Design and Programming

We will now show you the correct and incorrect way of writing the technical skills section with the help of samples.

Example 1

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You can see how cluttered the above given sample of full stack developer is looking. It's because it is not written in a well organized manner.

Example 2

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Now, see the difference between example 1 and example 2. How categorizing the technical skills section into: Languages, Operating Systems, DBMS, Technologies, Web Frameworks and Areas of Interest has given it a neat and organized look.

With the help of another example, we will now show you how to incorporate all these computer skills in your resume points.

Example 3

  • Developed a hotel booking engine from scratch using Python/Django framework
  • Employed ActionScript 3 for game programming
  • Created the entire website from scratch including WordPress theme designed using PHP/WordPress

So, this is how you can include your computer skills in your professional experience section.

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Computer Programs For Resume: Data Analyst And Software Developer

Skill Set:

  • ANSYS & MATLAB
  • JAVA & R Programming
  • MS Office Suite

Now, lets see how to write it with the help of an example.

Example

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How To Describe Computer Skills On Resume: Full Stack JavaScript Developer

Skill Set:

  • Angular
  • React
  • Meteor
  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • Bootstrap
  • MongoDB
  • Jquery
  • MySQL
  • ES6
  • REST API
  • Node
  • NPM
  • JSON
  • OOJS
  • Atmosphere Package Manager
  • GIT Version Control
  • JAVA
  • Python

See the below given sample to get an understanding of how to write the technical skills section of a full stack JavaScript developer.

Example 1

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Now look at the sample given below to see how to incorporate these computer skills in your resume professional experience section.

Example 2

  • Played a key role in developing recruitment oriented web app & hybrid mobile apps (incl. MVP) from ground up in Meteor
  • Fixed 30+ bugs in the code including multiple front-end responsiveness bugs on Bootstrap
  • Used enlist as a linter for the JavaScript code & Jshint for static code analysis

Computer Programs List For Resume: Database Administrator

Skill Set:

  • Oracle (8i, 9i, 10g, 11g, 12c)
  • SAP Sybase ASE (15.0/16)
  • MSSQL ('00, '05, '08, '08R2, '12, '14)
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) - EC2
  • S3
  • RDS
  • Cloud Watch
  • Data Migration Manager
  • Other Tools
  • Linux
  • IBM AXI
  • HP UNIX
  • UNIX Ware
  • Windows ('NT, '00, '03, '08, '12, '14, '16)
  • SAP Brtools
  • ISQL
  • ControlCentre
  • OEM
  • Toad
  • PL/SQL Dev
  • SSMS
  • SSIS
  • SSRS
  • AUTOSYS
  • CRONTAB
  • TASK SCHEDULER

Observe the below given examples to see the difference between a correctly written technical skills section and an incorrectly written technical skills section.

Example 1

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The above given example of database administrator's technical skills section look really messy and has poor readability.

Example 2

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The example of database administrator's technical skills section looks organized as well as has a neat appearance. By dividing it into sub-categories has also increased its readability. The section is categorized into the following sections: Database, Cloud, Operating System, DB Utilities and Job Schedulers.

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Non-Technical Profiles

This section will deal with the technical skills of non-technical profiles. Yes, professionals belonging to non-technical profiles need some technical skills as well. In the article below we will show you the difference between the correct and incorrect format of writing the computer skills.

Additionally, we will also demonstrate how to add these skills in the professional experience section with the help of examples.

Computer Skills For Resume: Graphic Designer

Skill Set:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro - Video
  • Photoshop
  • Corel
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • After Effects

By using the above given computer skill set, we will show you how to write the technical skills section for a non-technical profile the correct way.

Example 1:

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In the above given example, you can see how cluttered the technical skills section is looking.

Example 2:

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Now, in the example given above you can see how we have uncluttered the technical skills section and have written it in an organized manner. We've divided the technical skills section into a sub section, namely, Graphic Tools.

The subheading and the separators give it a neat and organized look.

Computer Skills On Resume: Administration Head And Facility Manager

Skill Set:

  • Basic
  • Cobol
  • Fortran
  • C
  • DOS 6.00 & 6.22
  • Windows 95, 97, 98
  • Win2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • WordStar
  • Dbase III+
  • MS Office Suite
  • Fox Pro
  • Lotus
  • EDMS

Example

The below given sample will show you the correct way of writing your administration and facility manager skills.

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We've grouped the technical skills into three groups, namely: Languages, Operating Systems and, Packages. This will make the resume look neatly organized and will give greater clarity to the recruiter of your technical skills.

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Computer Skills To Put On A Resume: Art And Creative Designer

Skill Set:

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Google Analytics
  • Hootsuite
  • Marketo
  • Survey Monkey
  • Basecamp

Example 1

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As you can see in the above given example, the technical skills section looks really messy as well as has poor readability. So many skills written in an unorganized way, makes it quite difficult to read.

Example 2

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Now, in second example, we have used a bullet before each technical skill to give it an organized look as well as to increase its readability.

Resume Computer Skills: User Experience Writer

Skill Set:

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • C++
  • C
  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • JAVA
  • Python
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Technical Skills section of user experience writer.

Example 1

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The above given example of the technical section of an user experience writer looks very untidy, has poor readability as well as it will get difficult for the ATS to scan it for the computer skills.

Example 2

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As you can see in the example given above that we have added a bullet before each technical skill to make it look tidy, increase its readability as well as to make it easier for the ATS scanner to scan the technical skills section.

Computer Skills To List On Resume: Project Manager

Skill Set:

  • Windows NT/95/98/2000/XP/7
  • UNIX
  • Linux
  • WebRTC
  • Content Management
  • loT
  • Mobile Applications
  • React Native
  • ReactJS
  • Vue.js
  • AngularJS
  • JIRA
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Redmine
  • Agilefant
  • Trello
  • Bugzilla
  • Bitbucket
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Waterfall
  • Agile
  • Scrum

Now, lets see how to correctly write the section of technical skills of a project manager.

Example 1

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How To List Computer Skills On Resume: Regional Sales Manager

Skill Set:

  • Oracle CRM
  • SAP SD
  • MS Office Suite
  • Oracle DBA
  • VBA for Excel
  • SPPS Minitab
  • CorelDraw

See the sample given below to get an idea of how to write the technical skills section of a regional sales manager.
Example 1

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Basic Computer Skills Resume: Regional BD Manager

Skill Set:

  • Windows 97/2000/XP
  • LINUX
  • MS Office Suite
  • Advanced Excel

We will now show you the correct and incorrect way of writing the technical skills section with the help of samples.

Example 1

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You can see how cluttered the above given sample of regional BD manager is looking. It's because it is not written in a well organized manner.

Example 2

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Now see the difference between example 1 and example 2. How adding bullets before each technical skill has given it a neat and organized look.

Computer Programs For Resume: Marketing Manager

Skill Set:

  • C
  • C++
  • MS Office
  • Windows
  • Internet Applications
  • Sales Force

Now, lets see how to write it with the help of an example.

Example

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How To Describe Computer Skills On Resume: Sales, Business Development Leader And HR Professional

Skill Set:

  • MS Office Suite
  • CRM Software
  • CircleBack
  • Datanyze
  • Engagio
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator

See the below given sample to get an understanding of how to write the technical skills section of a sales, business development leader and HR professional.

Example 1

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Now look at the sample given below to see how to incorporate these computer skills in your resume professional experience section.

Example 2

  • Interfacing with CRM & Marketing to source clients via references, corporate visits, property exhibition, campaigning, etc.

Computer Programs List For Resume: Sales Manager And Business Development Expert

Skill Set:

  • Windows OS
  • Ubuntu OS
  • MS Office Suite
  • Pipedrive
  • Zoho CRM
  • Infusion Soft
  • SalesCloud

Observe the below given examples to see the difference between a correctly written technical skills section and an incorrectly written technical skills section.

Example 1

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The above given example of sales manager and business development expert's technical skills section look really messy and has poor readability.

Example 2

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The above given example of sales manager and business development expert's technical skills section looks organized as well as has a neat appearance. Adding separators has also increased its readability.

Key Takeaways

  1. Opt for some basic level as well as some advance level computer skill courses related to your field as computer skills play a major role in your resume while getting hired.
  2. When writing the technical skills section in your resume, scan your job description to add those computer skills which are particularly mentioned by the recruiter in the job description.
  3. Before writing your resume, make an exhaustive list of the technical skills which you acquire. This will ensure that you write all your computer skills when making the technical skills section.
  4. Attend workshops and seminars to stay up-to-date with the new versions and functions of the technical computer tools which you use to upgrade your skills.
  5. When going for a computer skill course, first carry out a research about your industry and see which all technical tools are highly used in your target profile.
  6. For gaining more knowledge about the highly used computer skills in your field, you can take help from your friends, family and relatives which are in the same field as yours
  7. In the interview, if the recruiter asks questions around your computer skills, make sure to explain them by giving an example of how you used them to benefit the previous company. This will give the recruiter an in-depth idea of your level of proficiency in that particular computer skill.
  8. Every time you learn a new and valuable computer skill, make sure to update the same in your resume.

If you've still got more questions on how to write computer skills in your resume, then reach out to us at team@hiration.com and our experts will get back to you.