How to Include Keywords in Your Resume

The keywords in your resume will help you get selected for a job interview. Recruiters search by keywords to find resumes that match the job qualifications they established when they listed the job. In order to get found, your resume needs to contain keywords that directly target the jobs you are interested in. Your resume keywords should include specific job requirements, including your skills, software and technology competencies, relevant credentials, and previous positions and employers. Using resume keywords will increase the chances of your resume being compatible with a job that's open, and your resume showing up in the recruiter's search results.

How to Find Keywords

To find keywords to use, take a look at some actual job postings. Search for job listings that match your background and experience. Then look at the keywords included in the job postings and incorporate them into your resume. Be specific. The more focused and specific you are, the better chance you'll have at being a good match. 

Some action keywords

Achieved; Improved; Trained/mentored; Managed; Created; Resolved; Volunteered; Influenced; Increased/decreased; Ideas; Negotiated; Launched; Revenue/profits; Under budget; Won; Handled; Helped; Organized; Improved; Planned; Participated; Scheduled and etc. 

Be specific. The more focused and specific you are, the better chance you'll have at being a good match.