On the hunt for a new job? You're not alone.
There are thousands of job seekers all across Australia at the moment vying for a new position. So, to stand out from the sea of applicants, it can't hurt to give your resume a bit of a polish.
Research by SEEK shows that 'buzzwords' or 'keywords' are a great way to spruce up your resume. Plus, many companies and recruiters now use an applicant tracking system to scan resumes, with keywords related to the job front of mind.
But what's important when including buzzwords is that it shouldn't just be about dumping a word into your resume and letting it float on its own. Instead, it's about using buzzwords as a springboard – a way to show what you can bring to the table, as well as implementing the language used in the job description.
Think using active sentences, backing up keywords with solid examples and applying phrases that speak to your work ethic and skill-set – both hard skills and soft skills.
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