The Right Key Words Will Get Your Resume Noticed

Members of my career mentoring site will tell you that I am a big believer in creating a unique resume for every job in which you’re interested.  It takes a little more work, but you’ll get better results than trying to write a perfect one size fits all resume.  As I often say, there is no such thing as a perfect resume, but their is a perfect resume for every job.

Key words are crucial when creating a unique resume for a job.  Brooke Chaplan knows a thing or two about resume key words.  Here is what she has to say…

One of the most important phases of the job application process is taking the time to create a resume that is well written and free of grammatical errors. A resume is your future employer’s first impression of you, even before you try on new interview clothes. There is a certain decorum of professionalism that is required to get you into the door of that interview.  You might want to make use of an online resume builder.  The grammar aside, you have to structure your resume to have the proper keywords. These help you to stand out to the person who is hiring you, who is likely an expert in the industry. When considering which keywords to illuminate in your resume, consider looking into industry specific technology keywords and relevant job skills keywords.

The Importance of Industry Terminology
Depending on the industry you are applying for, there are going to be a plethora of keywords to consider using within your resume. The key is to select some that are impressive and demonstrate your experience within your desired field. Examples of this can be seen in the engineering, computer science, law, medical, and many other fields. Use things that are specific, like experience on certain programs, studying for an online MBA in leadership or relevant degree, etc. By putting these skill set keywords within your resume, it will show your attention to detail and experience.

Relevant Job Skills Keywords
In all professions, there are uniform keywords that can be applied to a plethora of different work situations. For example, if you are organized, punctual, and a team player, don’t hesitate putting it on your resume. Putting terms such as this are an excellent way to draw attention to other important skills that will get you to stand ahead of your competition, combined with your industry specific skills. Additionally, if you have other impressive credentials in post-graduate study then mention it. Do not be afraid to put these on your resume to help get you noticed.

When applying for jobs, it is important to make a list of what you are good at and what industry specific skills you have experience with. It is also essential to mention any educational accomplishments. Once you have your list, then look at resume templates and find the one that best showcases you. At this point, have another set of eyes look over your resume. By doing this, you will be very competitive to get called for an interview.

I like what Brooks has to say here.  Put her ideas to work and your job search will flourish.

Your career mentor,


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