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:
Advised company's management on research results, detailing areas for future study.
Assisted faculty with on-going research by writing lab procedures, collecting and analyzing data, and compiling initial research findings.
Conducted impromptu safety drills to heighten student awareness of safety issues.
Consulted with physicians, scientists and medical personnel to maintain strong relationships with medical practitioners.
Coordinated and participated in collaborative research of projects to further inform the development department of effective psychological treatments.
Directed project steering committees to further investigate therapeutic techniques and research potential uses of various agents in search of more effective treatments.
Employed project management and organizational skills to motivate and coordinate teams.
Fostered ad hoc, real-time video conferencing to reduce travel expenses and time.
Organized annual conferences to facilitate transfer of research findings and approaches.
Prepared safety instruction sheets, posters, and visual reminders to ensure proper lab techniques and precautions.
Reduced serious incidents by over ___%.
Research selected articles to be published in the __________ (journal title).
Research keywords in related industries:
- General keywords
- Manufacturing keywords
- Medical keywords
- Technology keywords
- other keywords by industry
Use your research 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 Research Keywords Info
Good luck with your research keywords!