Currently, in my resume on "key technical skills", I have this list (organized in a 5x4 grid so to save space and not hide other relevant information):

Android CORBA JUNIT Servlets/JSP Apache Tomcat Eclipse OpenFlow SDN ASP/ASP.NET Java PHP SQL C# JavaScript Python Visual Studio C/C++ JDBC Qemu/KVM

Being a computer engineer I just listed known programming languages and technologies. Is this section fine like that? Or I'd just need to further synthesize?

edit: I my studies section I listed as key modules things like "problem solving", "concurrent programming", "hardware programming" and so on.

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    Isn't Computer Engineering supposed to be hardware/very low-level software? – jcm Sep 9 '14 at 12:47
  • Not at all, we also do low level programming (forgot it in the list lol) but that really depends on your specialization and occupation. We work a lot at high levels as well: databases, networks, erp systems, software engineering...they are all things in which computer engineers excel. – user1610075 Sep 9 '14 at 12:50
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    I didn't mean that computer engineers can't do high-level software. Anyone can do that stuff. What I meant was that that's not what computer engineering is about. If I were hiring for a Computer Engineer position (a real one, not a misnamed software dev position) I'd want to see the skills that set the profession apart. – jcm Sep 9 '14 at 13:01
  • so you mean the skills I put as key modules in my edit? – user1610075 Sep 9 '14 at 13:13
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There is no definition of what sections should be in a resume and what should be in those sections.

As a hiring manager, I expect your resume to tell me the story of who you are and what value you can provide to my organization. I have seen many different styles and I'm sure that some of the styles I didn't care for, others would have really liked.

The most important thing is that you can convey to the reader why they should be giving you more time to talk to you about how good a fit you are for their job.

The one requirement i have: don't make it a work of fiction.

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