Job hunters today MUST bout keywords from job descriptions in their resume. In the aboriginal “keyword post” (click actuality if you absent it) I created a downloadable spreadsheet to advice you with analogous your accomplishment set to the job requirements keywords. In this column I will advice you attending at another means to put in added keyword matches.
Most companies use a computerized appellant tracking arrangement that looks for the keywords and the arrangement decides – “yes” (now a animal can see it) or “no” (resume goes into the basic shredder).
So how do you get your resume accomplished the computer?
WARNING: Do not “pepper” your resume with keywords that fit the job title, but accept annihilation to do with your accomplishments and antecedent jobs. You are absolutely accomplishing yourself and the aggregation you are applying for a disservice.
I will use a contempo systems architect job column for the examples below.
A brace of tricks:
Trick #1 – “White Fonting” – this is putting added keywords in your resume in tiny tiny chantry and again authoritative the chantry blush white. The computer can apprehend it and it helps you get to the aing date – a animal being. Some bodies absolutely do this in the anatomy of the resume – others in the attack and footer areas of the resume.
However there are some drawbacks to accomplishing this – for a acceptable commodity about white fonting bang here. I accept heard acceptable and bad about white fonting – up to you if you use it but you ability appetite to booty a attending at #2 and #3 and see if they are bigger options.
Trick #2 – Apparently a bigger way to accomplish the adapted aftereffect is to accept a Keyword Set – annihilation hidden aloof a set as allotment of the end of the resume. If this makes your resume best than it should be, again do not do this – or accede putting it in the footer.
Tick #4 – When you are emailing the awning letter and resume – abnormally if you’re emailing it to [email protected] (which may augment into an appellant tracking system)- accomplish abiding you additionally accelerate a bulletin in the email that is agnate to the awning letter, but different, and reiterate some of the capital keywords in that message. No best than two abbreviate paragraphs – accumulate it simple. Put the job appellation in the accountable band – annihilation else.
By now you accept apparently accomplished – keywords are an capital apparatus in the job hunt. No keywords, no job!
Kim Kachadoorian is additionally accepted as the “Geeky Marketer”. She maintains a job hunting blog Ann Arbor Jobs as able-bodied as her Geeky Marketer Blog and Web Armpit (resume web armpit with fishing analogies). She is currently attractive for her aing job and begin that allowance others was a acceptable way to use her talents. She’ll be administration them with readers of AnnArbor.com’s Business Review on a approved basis.