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Standing out on the Big Boards: Learning How Keywords Can Help Your Resume Get Recognized

Standing out on the Big Boards: Learning How Keywords Can Help Your Resume Get Recognized

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Published by Dave Saunders
Recruiters and hiring professionals use keyword searches to find candidates to match their needs. Resumes are actually ranked online by the number of keywords they contain, so it pays to think hard about how to include keywords in your CV.
Recruiters and hiring professionals use keyword searches to find candidates to match their needs. Resumes are actually ranked online by the number of keywords they contain, so it pays to think hard about how to include keywords in your CV.

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Published by: Dave Saunders on May 22, 2008
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Standing out on the BigBoards: Learning HowKeywords Can Help Your Resume Get Recognized 
 You’ve written a compelling resume and posted it on several job boards. Yetwhen you pull up the resumes in your job category, you see hundreds of people with your same level of experience and skill set.How can you make your resume stand out from the pack?Recruiters and hiring professionals use keyword searches to find candidatesto match their needs. Resumes are actually ranked online by the number of keywords they contain, so it pays to think hard about how to includekeywords in yourCV.Resumes have traditionally focused on action verbs, such as
directed,managed,
and
delivered 
. A good keyword resume will focus on lots of frequently searched words, most of them nouns. For instance, a publicrelations company may be looking for
communications skills, communicator,
 
degree, public relations, marketing, write, strategy, buzz, buzzword 
, and
communications
. Don’t forget to use acronyms for keywords, such as
PR
, inyour resume
.
Also focus on keywords that describe your skills –
marketing campaign,Microsoft, press release¸
and
marketing collateral
. Use buzzwords that arecommon to your industry. The best way to write a keyword resume is to search for employment adsand appropriate crucial words they contain. You can also find relevantkeywords at professional association Web sites, headhunter Web sites, and job boards.If you want to work for a particular company, scour its Web site to findkeywords describing its corporate culture. You can also find keywords in newsstories about industries, trends, and companies.It’s a good idea to look at resumes from other candidates and job ads toensure that you’ve covered all of the possible descriptions of potentialpositions. Different companies may label the same job differently; you wantto be certain that if an opportunity arises, you are considered for it.

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