From this question, it seems that including skills you are currently learning into a resume is not a good idea.

However, if I am currently working on a project using programming language and framework that I am learning as I go, is there anywhere in my resume to write it down? Could I list them as technologies used on that particular project under my Work Experience?


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It is quite common to put anything you have at least some experience using in the skills section.

It doesn't imply you are an expert, and won't be understood as such. Anyone reading your resume will understand that. It is only used as a quick gauge of what things you have familiarity with.

So if you are still learning a tool or technology, but have at least gotten far enough that you have a project in progress with some significant code written, there is no problem with listing this as a skill.

If you want to communicate that you are an expert in something in your resume, you need to do more than list it as a skill: you need to detail your specific experience or areas of knowledge.


The linked question is about somebody saying his skill is "close to nil". That indeed makes no sense in the skills section.

If you are proficient enough to do a project in it, I would assume it should go into your skills section.


Always put everything relevant to the job for which you are applying in the "skills" section. If you only have limited skill/use of it, put it down as "knowledge of..." but if it is in the body of your resume, it should always be in the skills section.

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