Do y’all still list Microsoft Office as a skill on your resume? I’ve been leaving it off for space reasons, but also as I figured it’s a given, considering my role and experience. Should I add it?

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I have wondered this too. But then after learning about ATS, the automated resume review system, reviewing qualifications I have been putting it in there no matter what

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I keep it in there because I’ve noticed people list it in requirements etc. in job listings.

You’re right - it’s a given that you should be proficient in it for any sort of role, but unfortunately - there are the people who would make the assumption you don’t have it purely because it’s not there.

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I list it in my resume too especially if it’s a qualification that they’re looking for. Some companies are all Google everything so I put both G Suite and Microsoft 365.

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I would add it for sure but also list any specific apps you usually use like power automate or power bi!

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You definitely need to add it! Most companies use ATS for initial applicant screening which only scans for key words and since MS office is a required skill in almost all our job descriptions leaving it off is likely allowing ATS to screen you out for many opportunities.

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Yes!!!

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