Understanding the importance of keywords


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Understanding the importance of keywords

- [Voiceover] One of the important and essential steps in creating your resume, is incorporating the use of keywords. You may be asking, "Okay, so what are keywords "and why are they so important?" Recruiters search for potential employees the same way you use Google to search for a topic, that is with one or more words. But instead of using Google, they use an applicant tracking system or ATS for short, that quickly scans for words matching their criteria.

If the keywords in your resume match the criteria they typed in, wala! You have now won the first round by simply being found. If those keywords are not found, neither are you, therefore it is crucial to incorporate these keywords throughout your resume to maximize your chances of being found in a sea of hundreds of thousands of resumes. Keep in mind, in larger resume banks, yours may be bobbing amongst millions of other resumes swimming in the same sea.

You can turn the tide in your favor by finding just the right job-specific keywords that wil...

Understanding the importance of keywords
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