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How would I phrase this in a job description? Would I use "knowledge of" or "knowledgeable in"?

Knowledge of navigating through large databases.

  • It's "navigation", not "navigating". – Hot Licks Mar 10 '15 at 23:56
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According to the Corpus English:

I have knowledge of navigating through large databases.

I have knowledge in navigating through large databases.

OR

I am knowledgeable in navigating through large databases.

Knowledge is one thing:

  1. Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study:

I have knowledge of navigating through large databases.

Experience is another:

2.a. Active participation in events or activities, leading to the accumulation of knowledge or skill:

2.b. The knowledge or skill so derived.

I have experience in navigating through large databases.

Expertise still another:

  1. special skill, knowledge, or judgment; expertness

I have expertise in navigating through large databases.

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Whichever way you choose, you should remain consistent throughout your document. I am assuming this is going to be presented as part of a bulleted list. Each item in the bulleted list should be a continuation of the same sentence fragment. For example, each of these bullet points run off the fragment: "I have the":

  • Knowledge of navigating through large databases
  • Ability to brew excellent coffee
  • Milkshakes that bring all the boys to the yard

Each of these bullet points run off the fragment: "I am":

  • Knowledgeable in navigating through large databases
  • Skilled at brewing excellent coffee
  • Capable of having milkshakes that bring all the boys to the yard

The choice is yours; just ensure that all your bullet points continue the same fragment.

  • This is a good answer, but putting the base fragment after the examples is confusing. Better to say, "For example, each of these bullet points run off the fragment I have the:..." Then, "Each of these bullet points run off the fragment: I am:... goes before the second list. – Ed Miller Mar 10 '15 at 20:23
  • I suppose it is. – Ian MacDonald Mar 10 '15 at 20:25
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Maybe for a clearer, yet still formal sentence you could try

Knowledgeable in the navigation of large databases.

or even

Knowledgeable in the navigation of vast amounts of information in large databases.

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How about "Skilled at" or "Capable of"? If you prefer a sentence, "With my experience at Whatever Company, I know how to navigate through large databases."

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 "knowledge of navigating through large databases"- is correct. 

Also consider-

  • In-depth knowledge of navigation through large databases
  • extensive knowledge of navigating through large databases

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