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Compare this to explaining your knowledge of a foreign language. You can be fluent, meaning you can speak, read, write, and comprehend the language in its entirety. You can be conversational, which means you can carry on a basic conversation, but are not necessarily able to read or write the language. Or, you can be familiar with the language and capable of recognizing phrases or words. Now, translate this analogy into the IT world. Let’s use Microsoft Office as an example. To what degree do you know the applications?

Variation in fonts makes your résumé more difficult to read and doesn’t impress anyone in the technical field. Use either a 10-point or a 12-point font. Anything smaller is difficult to read and anything larger appears that you do not have enough experience to fill the page. Avoid excess use of italics, as they are difficult to read. You may want to use them in a title or to distinguish one field from another. Keep all text black. Black on white is most common for a reason: it has punch. Why else would every newspaper in America be written on white paper with black ink?

Column-style is easier on the eye and a good way make it easier to scan for technology. Look at the examples shown in Figure 2-1 and Figure 2-2. Of course, the challenge is when you don’t have a lot of experience, so you don’t have much to list. In this case, you may not have much of a choice, except to use the paragraph style, so you don’t attract any more attention to this. Regardless of your preferred method for displaying your technical skills, avoid two important faux pas: ᭤ Outdated technology: If it’s not the latest or the next-to-latest technology, don’t list it.

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