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How to Include Relevant Keywords in Your Resume to Get Screened In

Include relevant keywords in your resume to ensure it gets to the “to be interviewed” pile. You may find it tricky to customize it according to the position and industry you are targeting.

The key to this lies in tweaking your resume keywords to mirror the industry or position you wish to secure. You can do this by following the principles of the mirroring technique.

Here’s How to Selected Relevant Keywords

Stay Focused

Gathering your focus is important when you are tweaking your resume keywords to ensure they are relevant to the industry or position. A lot of job seekers often think that their resume is targeted and focused but the truth is they are simply generalizing and, therefore, their resume is no better than a generic resume. People often think that by focusing their resume on a certain goal, they will miss out. This is a misguided belief that can be easily fixed by altering your resume for each position you want.

People often think that by focusing their resume on a certain goal, they will miss out. This is a misguided belief that can be easily fixed by altering your resume for each position you want.

Match Relevant Keywords

Understanding the main principle of this technique is important. To begin with, you can visit online job aggregators and match your ideal job to the posted job description. Try to highlight all the relevant keywords and key phrases that have been used in the job description. Make sure they match your personal skills and strengths. When you integrate these keywords into your resume, you are essentially mirroring the industry or position you want by using the right keywords

When you integrate these keywords into your resume, you are essentially mirroring the industry or position you want by using the right relevant keywords on your resume.

A particular position may fit us perfectly, and yet we fail to communicate it effectively in our resume. By using keywords, it simplifies the screening process.

Tweaking the keywords to actually match or mirror the position you want is very important since it will serve as a determining factor of your job hunting efforts.

It helps employers understand that you have the experience and knowledge of the industry and position. Tweaking the right keywords also allow you to show that you have what they are looking for. It also shows that you can meet their requirements.

Be Mindful of Technology

More often than not, the first person to handle your resume is either the receptionist or a hiring official. If you use the right keywords properly in your resume, your chances of being noticed are heightened. And with the increasing use of technology in the job market, there are companies that use scanning software to help hiring managers sort through hundreds of resumes.

The scanning software is programmed to look for certain keywords and will screen candidates in or out of the selection process.

Prepare your resume with the right keywords just in case it is scanned.  This will increase your chances of getting ahead of your competitors and getting noticed by employers.

If you need help creating your resume to ensure the correct keywords are included, send an email to candoc@telus.net or call toll-free 1 877 – 738 – 8052.

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