Job seekers have been advised for long time to emphasize action verbs/action words/power words in their job-search applications. That action verbs/action words/power words associated with "what you did" are the keywords. In the vast majority of cases, they are nouns but they can be phrases too - like in examples below:
Coordinated over ____ conference activities, workshops, meetings, tours, and special events.
Designed, developed, and distributed brochures to local community centers to facilitate easy access to housing information.
Developed a leadership network among community groups to coordinate activities and build countywide consensus on housing issues and plans.
Developed and directed effective industry coalition providing public education and policy guidance on HIPAA provisions governing exchanges of health care information and privacy protection.
Gained multi-industry consensus on common electronic information exchange standard and secured adoption of that standard in law.
Lobbied federal government agencies to support local planning and development efforts, citing positive results of locally funded pilot projects.
Met with ___ community groups and presented information on applicable assistance programs.
Organized and sponsored the first national meeting of major metropolitan area development and planning professionals to share information and coordinate federal funding requests.
Organized regional planning forums to coordinate inter-city planning efforts.
Pioneered the application of information technology to inform the public of governmental programs and progress. Web site became a model for state and federal organizations.
Planned and coordinated government conferences, meetings, events, and fund-raisers. Saved $______ on most recent meeting.
Presented concerns of community groups to appropriate government departments and initiated weekly updates to citizens detailing governmental responses.
Published and regularly updated the Master Plan for the Bay Area.
Received recognition by participants and convention management.
Sponsored quarterly town hall meetings to encourage community involvement and interaction with government agencies.
Successfully lobbied industry groups for $__M to support pilot projects and feasibility studies.
Supervised the activities of municipal staff through weekly focused action-update meetings.
Trained, directed, and supervised government teams to accomplish goals.
Government keywords in related industries:
- Administrative keywords
- General keywords
- Law enforcement keywords
- Office management keywords
- Security keywords
- Social services keywords
- other keywords by industry
Use your government keywords in all your marketing communications, including resumes, CVs, cover letter, interview follow-up letters, executive profiles and more. Carefully integrate them into the text, when and where appropriate. Be sure you are communicating a complete message of who you are and what value and knowledge you bring to the organization.
Remember, these same keywords will be the foundation for your interviews. Not only you need to be able to write about your keywords, but also you must be able to verbally communicate about them as well, in strong and powerful statements that highlight your successes, contributions and achievements.
Check the spelling and grammar of your CV or resume. Use the word processor's spell and grammar checker. If you are not confident of your ability to detect grammatical, punctuation and English or other language usage errors or if you need help in organizing your resume or CV, send it to a professional for assistance.
Remember that your CV/resume must be targeted, scannable and generate hits. If you have a difficulty with your CV writing or resume writing instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use CV samples, CV templates, resume samples and resume templates or:
- "fill in the blanks" resume writing software.
Most recruiters expect to receive a cover letter together with your resume or CV.
So, prepare a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for the interview.
If you have a difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:
Other Government Keywords Info
Good luck with your government keywords!