When it comes to writing a CV, choosing the right keywords can make a huge difference. In this post, we’re going to discuss some of the best keywords to include that could increase your chance of getting hired.
What are keywords?
Keywords are the terms and phrases that an employer or recruiter is likely to search for when reviewing resumes. Including the right keywords on your CV can help you stand out from other applicants and increase your chances of landing an interview.
One of the most important types of keywords to include on your CV are those that are specific to the job you’re applying for. These are the terms that the employer is likely to use when describing the requirements for the role. For example, if you’re applying for a marketing job, some job-specific keywords might include “digital marketing,” “SEO,” “social media,” and “content creation.”
Another type of keyword to include on your CV is those that describe your skills. These might include hard skills, such as programming languages or software proficiency, or soft skills, such as communication, problem-solving, and leadership. Think about the skills that are most relevant to the job you’re applying for and make sure to include them in your CV.
Using action verbs is a great way to make your CV more dynamic and engaging. Action verbs describe what you did in your previous roles rather than just listing your responsibilities. For example, instead of saying “responsible for managing a team,” you could say “led a team of 10 employees to achieve sales targets.” Some examples of action verbs include “created,” “developed,” “implemented,” “managed,” and “achieved.”
Depending on the industry you’re applying to, there may be some specific keywords that are important to include on your CV. For example, if you’re applying for a job in finance, you might want to include terms such as “financial analysis,” “accounting,” and “budgeting.” If you’re applying for a job in healthcare, some relevant keywords might include “patient care,” “medical terminology,” and “HIPAA compliance.”
Finally, including quantifiable results on your CV can help to demonstrate your achievements and show your value to potential employers. For example, instead of just saying that you increased sales, you could include a specific figure, such as “increased sales by 20% in Q4 2022.” This shows that you have a track record of success and can make a real impact in your role.
In conclusion, using the right keywords on your CV can make a big difference when it comes to getting noticed by potential employers.
By including job-specific keywords, skills keywords, action verbs, industry-specific keywords, and quantifiable results, you can create a compelling and engaging CV that showcases your experience and accomplishments.
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