Along with your excellent advice for a job seeker to do his/her homework on a potential employer, then demonstrate problem solving skills in the communication process, wouldn’t it also be a good idea for a jobseeker to make himself/herself aware of the buzz words for the company/industry they want to pursue, and then include those words in their resume vocabulary so their resume would be one that would be selected by this crazy electronic media process. Perhaps getting their resume on the desk of the HR or Hiring Manager for a possible interview?
Refine your resume for the job you are applying for. Review your past experiences to correlate to the position you are interested in. Add action words used in the job description, such as facilitated, managed and directed. Sharing a similar language demonstrates your full understanding and capabilities for the job you are applying for. Because your previous job experiences will be summarised in the letter of intent, it is helpful to review your resume vocabulary and strengths.
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Although it’s possible to become too obsessive about resume vocabulary, it never hurts to take a second look at your resume to make sure it contains the kinds of verbs that pop with hiring managers. To help you make the most of your verbiage, we’ve compiled a list of strong and weak verbs that might be relevant to the work experience contained in your resume.