Job Hunting & Resume Tip #6
Please do not include ridiculously outdated software as a skill on your resume. Technology evolves and changes, once a technology becomes obsolete, evolve with it. Don’t hold on to some little nugget of the past thinking it makes you look savvy.
Some examples of technology you should NOT include on your resume are:
- Word Perfect
- Harvard Graphics
- Print Shop
- Windows 3.1
- Anything you can remember loading on your PC with a floppy disk
Also please don’t list Internet Explorer as a skill. My daughter mastered web browsing at 4, I am not impressed by your ”expert” working knowledge of IE.
On a related note, I remember my uncle had an old Commodore that loaded games like frogger on a cassette tape. It took approximately 30 minutes to load the game, but it was fun as hell when I was 6. He didn’t get rid of that thing till about 5 years ago, because it still worked, and he’s like that. Don’t look to him as an example for job hunting though, he owns a successful business so he can put whatever he wants on his resume.