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Why keywords are so important in a resume | CareerBuilder
Did you know that, according to CareerBuilder's 2016 Candidate Behavior Study, more than 3 in 4 full-time employed workers (76 percent) are either actively looking or open to new job opportunities?
That means in today's job market, you need to find a way to stand out among the competition and shine. To accomplish that, the first step is to get the person on the other end to sit up and pay attention to your resume instead of tossing it into a pile of "maybes."
One trick is to use certain keywords throughout your resume.
Keywords are descriptors of skills and attributes that industry insiders typically use to describe themselves and others in the profession. Hiring managers sometimes use computer programs known as applicant tracking systems — or ATS, for short — to save time and effort on their part. Keywords matter when they're scanning your resume in these programs to gauge if your skill set is the right fit for an open position.
According to a Forbes article: "Depending on how a specific ATS works, the location and frequency of keywords within your resume can be extremely important. Typically, the better your resume matches the job description requirements, the higher you'll rank in the ATS. Additionally, it's common practice for companies to begin reviewing applicants from the top of the ranking list – bad news for job seekers who haven't customized and keyworded their resume."
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yesterday by rgl7194
11 Best Sites to Post Your Resume Online for Free - ZipJob
The hiring process for nearly every company has moved online which has changed the way we find/apply to jobs. Sure, applying for jobs online is effective but you should also be posting your resume to websites to have an employer or hiring manager find you.
Many employers will search large databases such as Monster or Indeed to find qualified candidates. If your resume isn’t posted, you may be missing out. We’ve got you covered with the best sites to post your resume to and increase your chances of being noticed. All of the sites listed are free to post your resume.
We wrote a good post on why you should upload your resume to job boards and how to protect your information.
Remember that your resume should be optimized for ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) and be written concisely and effectively to impress an employer.
Ensure that you have the proper keywords in your resume so that your resume appears when a recruiter or hiring manager searches a database.
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yesterday by rgl7194
An Essential Tool for Capturing Your Career Accomplishments – A List Apart
A Career Management Document (CMD) is a comprehensive collection of your résumé and portfolio content. It’s a document you update regularly, over time, with all the work you’ve done.

When you’re ready to apply for your next job, you’ll have all the résumé and portfolio pieces available in your CMD. All you need to do is assemble those pieces into résumé and portfolio documents, then send the documents off with your job application.

I update my CMD about once a week. I start by reviewing evidence of my recent work. I review Slack messages, Basecamp posts, emails, and any other current work-related content. I write my accomplishments in the format of résumé bullets, using the framework of responsibilities and accomplishments from this Manager Tools podcast. Then I add those bullets to the CMD.
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2 days ago by mattone
An Essential Tool for Capturing Your Career Accomplishments
The best way to prepare for your next job application, interview, or performance review takes just a few minutes each week. Jessica Ivins tells us about the Career Management Document, how it can h…
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6 days ago by cbotwell

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