On my résumé, in order to emphasize the technologies that I am skilled with I am placing a 'status bar' along with each technology indicating a level of 1 to 5. This is the rough draft:
Is it clear that the lines are status bars? How might I make it clear that they indicate my competence levels with the various technologies?
I had originally labelled each level:
1. Hello, world! 2. I can make problems 3. I can solve problems 4. People ask me to solve problems 5. People ask me to make problems
However, with the current layout I feel that the labels just add clutter. Is there any way to integrate the labels to clarify the skill levels?
Additionally, I have in fact made sure that the status bar colour graduations gracefully degrade to greyscale for printing. Is there anything else that I should check for printing, specifically in the context of the status bars?
Edit for clarity: The levels are not arbitrary, but I'm not sure where to put the labels or how to integrate them. This was my original plan, which does illustrate the levels but does not fit into the sidebar:
Therefore, an alternative interpretation of this question could be: How might I wedge this graph into the sidebar of the resume?