Listing general proficiency with the Microsoft Office software suite on your resume is not weird, but it also may not be useful. Some hiring managers recommend that candidates only mention advanced skills
with specific programs. The only exception is if an employer identifies Microsoft Office as a requirement in a job description. The level of software skills required in a professional context goes beyond creating documents or spreadsheets and doing basic formatting or functions. Employers seek candidates with advanced skills who can create pivot tables in Excel or set up macros or rules in other programs. If you include your proficiency or expertise with Office, you should have the ability to back up this claim. You can always sharpen your skills in classes or with tutorials. Mention the software a position calls for rather than listing the entire Microsoft Office suite in the skills section of your resume. If you honed your skills with certain programs in a previous position, you may describe this background in a bullet point under the relevant entry of your experience section.