I'm interested to hear what other people think about this. I do editing and production work for a publisher of medical journals with print, web, and iPad content. Though not in the tech industry, computers are part of daily life.
My knowledge in all things Windows, MS Office, Acrobat, Publishing Suite, etc., combined with my willingness to assist my colleagues, is a real strong point of mine, and it has certainly contributed to my success in my current position.
I've been looking for a new gig over the last couple of months, and I want to get this point across to potential future employers. I get the feeling, however, that "Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, blah blah..." on a résumé has become almost as common and meaningless as "Attention to detail..."
That got me to thinking that my comments, questions, and answers on Super User might serve to show, instead of just tell, potential employers that I have real, applicable knowledge/experience with the software used in their office.
Does anyone have experience (either as an employer or as a job seeker) with Super User being used as a reference? Do you think employers would care to look or would it just seem unprofessional?
PS - I'm not asking for a critique of my specific contributions to Super User (let's assume it is all stellar:)), but a general idea on how this might be viewed in the professional world.