Applicant tracking systems (ATS) and job boards alike utilize keyword-driven search functionalities to evaluate resumes and assess a candidate’s potential fit.
While you can’t always control job titles, you can determine how you are depicted on paper. Just as important, you can impact how your resume will be received by technology that depends on keywords.
LinkedIn’s search algorithm rewards you for including your critical keywords in multiple places and especially in particular spots. Who doesn’t want to come up higher in the search rankings! Follow these simple guidelines to improve your ranking on both the old and new LinkedIn desktop interfaces.
Have you submitted resumes to countless companies and gotten zilch in return?
One common resume blunder is failing to include searchable keywords that correspond to the job seeker’s skills and desired position. Keywords are the lifeblood of resumes — particularly because employers are bombarded with thousands of resumes.
Without keywords, your resume is as good as dead.
We asked career and HR experts for advice on the types of must-have keywords employers look for. Does your resume include the following?
Once your resume is in the hands of an employer for review, you only have a few seconds to make an impression that shows you are “the candidate” for the job. The opening of your resume is the most important real estate on the resume page and describes your brand or value proposition. If an employer can’t quickly see what you have to offer in terms of specific experience, skills, and knowledge the employer can benefit from, it is unlikely he will continue to read on.
Did you ever consider that the resume you just sent to a prospective company would have computer software that screens your resume before any human person can see it? More companies are using these types of software due to the sheer number of applicants per job opening.
There’s a fine line between over using keywords in your resume and having just the right touch.
It’s trickier than you think to create a effective and dynamic resume, so what do you have to do in order to get the right about of keywords that balance out the resume?