You can include proficiency levels in the skills section of your resume. That said, it’s not a requirement. If you do include them, be sure you pick a consistent format and use consistent language to label your proficiency levels.
You can either include your skills in a list format, with everything strung together and separated by commas, or you can include your skill in a bulleted format down the page. If you use a list format, you may want to include your skill level to the right of each skill, inside of parenthesis. If you use a bulleted list, you can use parenthesis, or you can include a dash and include the skill level next to the skill.
You will want to select a common scale to use to describe your proficiency levels; for example: basic, working, extensive, and expert. This scale describes your skill level from a basic understanding all the way to someone who typically understands the skill beyond any other person in the room.
It should be noted that if your skills are all at a basic level, you may want to either leave out the proficiency level, or leave out the skill completely. It is not impressive to show that you’re at a basic level on all skills.
You can show that you have the qualifications an employer is looking for by including proficiency levels on your resume. If you decide to indicate your proficiency at various skills, make sure that your abilities correspond to the requirements for the job you are seeking. There are several ways to include proficiency levels in the skills section of a resume. Proficiency levels are significant for knowledge-based or technical skills. These abilities are sometimes referred to as hard skills, regardless of difficulty. Whether you are an expert or have intermediate or novice levels of proficiency at a certain skill, it can be easier to indicate your level of proficiency in concrete or specific areas than with soft skills. Most employers also want to see evidence of character strengths and professional values that go beyond knowledge-based skills. You can group hard skills and list them first, accompanied by levels of proficiency. Then, list soft skills without stating proficiency levels. Rating your level of expertise for major qualifications and describing your character can convince an employer that you are a competitive candidate for the job you want.