Gone from resumes is the language: “Duties were…” or “Responsibilities include…” Instead, use key words to grab head hunters’, recruiters’ and hiring managers’ attention.
To source these key words review job postings or job descriptions for roles you are interested in targeting. Highlight the key words – and then ensure these words are included in your resume.
Add more impact by incorporating the key words into accomplishment-based work experience bullets. If the job posting requires you to be ‘strategic’, formulate a bullet noting what you did and the results you achieved. For example: “Devised and executed strategy to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Within 6 months improved throughput by 12%.”
Using these key words can pull your resume from the bottom of the pile to the top, and help you land your next interview.
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Wishing you much career success!
Certified Executive Coach & Internationally Certified Career Management Professional
JL Careers Inc