Generally, today, resumes aren’t read by human beings. Sadly, technology has infiltrated the processing and extraction of resumes. The ATS or Applicant Tracking Systems is a database where thousands of resumes are stored and then retrieved based on a talent request where they are extracted by using functional industry specific buzzwords or keywords.
You can be the perfect candidate to apply for a job but if you don’t have these keywords in your resume you will miss out on an opportunity and give the job search race to someone else. If you want to win, you must have a winning resume which contains keywords pertinent to you.
How do you find these keywords? Firstly, play a game with yourself. Imagine your resume is hidden in your computer, what business, functional specific buzzwords would you type in to have your resume extracted? Secondly, a good resource is to visit my resume writing website where there is a multitude of keywords that will hopefully stimulate you to use on your resume.
There are numerous other resources available on the web including reviewing your peers LinkedIn profiles with the same job title and industry groups and associations. Finally, if you are applying to an advert pull some keywords from the posting and place in the resume. Don’t miss out on an opportunity just because you missed the keywords on your resume. Unlock those words with the key to securing an interview.