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Resume Keywords to the Rescue

Get noticed! Employers source your resume based on keyword searches. Focus your resume by your job title, industry and keywords! See this month's example below:

Marketing Manager - keywords: Project Management, Brand Recognition, Market Share, Collateral Material, Direct Marketing, Media Relations, Press Releases, New Product Lunch, Quark XPress, FrontPage, Flash, Java, HTML, Strategic Planning.

Human Resource Generalist - EEO Regulations, ADA, Applicant Screening, Applicant Tracking, Compensation, Recruitment, Diversity, Training & Development, 401K, Benefits, Merit Pay Program

Accountant - Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Audits, G/L, Microsoft Excel, Financial Reports, SEC Filings, Budget Analysis, Gross Margin Analysis

Want your resume to stand out?

Tip: Key words are an essential element of an online resume.

These are the words or phrases Employers & Recruiters use to search the resume database to find a resume that matches the profile they are seeking. Can they find you? Keywords are usually nouns that are associated with specific qualifications, skills, experiences, professional certifications, organizations &/or industries, etc. Don't forget buzzwords that are unique to your industry!

If you were looking to hire someone with your qualifications, which keywords/search terms would you type into applicant-tracking software?

Tailor your resume and cover letter to each job opportunity - customize, personalize it to the needs of the company that you are trying to get noticed by.

Market yourself - a resume is your very own personal marketing brief - project a successful, positive, image, but be honest!

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