Job seekers have been advised for a 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:
Commended for dedicated work ethic and rewarded by steady promotions and training in all aspects of work.
Competent using software including Windows, Word, PowerPoint, E-mail and the Internet.
Demonstrated ability to meet the needs of patrons, dependable, hard-working, reliable and punctual.
Developed and implemented improved policies and procedures, resulting in improved efficiency and productivity.
Effective management, technical and supervisory skills.
Mediation and problem-solving skills.
Met or exceeded all performance goals to date.
Public speaking and presentation experience.
Recognized for long hours, commitment to customers, attention to detail, professionalism, and follow-up.
Resourceful, energetic, competent, multi-task and results-oriented.
Spearheaded and successfully implemented an ongoing recruitment program to hire and effectively train all personnel.
Use clear, concise communication skills in conjunction with organizational skills to perform daily duties.
Work well as a team member or independently.
General keywords in related industries:
- Administrative keywords
- Customer service keywords
- Office management keywords
- Security keywords
- Social services keywords
Use your general 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 usage errors in English or other language 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 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 CV or resume.
So, prepare a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for the interview.
If you have difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:
Other General Keywords Info
Good luck with your general keywords!