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Resume - Skills section [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2011, 08:58
Should I include Microsoft Excel in the skills section of my resume? I feel like everyone lists Excel and as a result it has been discounted and looks generic. I used Excel a lot and know that it's an important program to be familiar with for business school, but I'm concerned about how it looks on my resume.
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Re: Resume - Skills section [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2011, 12:33
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I wouldn't. At least not under skills. Perhaps, you can weave it in with your particular job description.
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Re: Resume - Skills section [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2011, 14:06
Good call. Cheers.

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I wouldn't. At least not under skills. Perhaps, you can weave it in with your particular job description.
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Re: Resume - Skills section [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2011, 19:31
No need to include it.

If you do include it, it's not a negative - it just takes up space. In a business/MBA context, saying that you know how to use Excel on a resume is akin to saying you know how to type.
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Re: Resume - Skills section [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2011, 04:32
You can add it in your resume on the skills section.There are generally two types of skills which are primary and secondary.If the job description has contained excel as the main requirement then you can use it else keep it on your secondary skills.
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Re: Resume - Skills section [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2012, 01:49
Try to concentrate on Excel as it is the primary requirement of the job.
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