Reference a skills list when preparing your resume

Toni Bowers offers a keyword-friendly IT skills list that you can reference when building your resume to make sure it catches the eye of prospective employers.

In a previous blog, I suggested that you list your IT skills at the top of the resume so a prospective employer can more easily browse them and so that automatic resume screening programs will pick up the keywords.

But listing skills isn't as easy as it sounds. When faced with the question, "What are my skills?" some people go blank or just don't know how to organize them for maximum benefit. The task becomes much easier when you can see a list of IT skills and just add them as they apply to your experience.

To help you out with this, I've published such a list. There are a multitude of keyword-friendly skills on this list, divided by Hardware (server and client), applications, database, telecom, OS, web development, etc.  Take a look at the list by clicking here.

By Toni Bowers

Toni Bowers is the former Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.