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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To The Perfect Resume by Susan Ireland

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What Are Keywords?

We commonly type keywords into search engines such as Google or Yahoo! in hopes of pulling up information we seek. In much the same way, a recruiter trying to fill a job enters keywords into a search engine online or in a resume database to find ideal candidates’ resumes.
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Keywords are terms (one word or a few strung together) that capture the essence of a topic. When looking for a job online, use as many keywords in your search as necessary (such as job title, skills, zip code) to pull up job posts that match your qualifications.
This explains why it’s so important for your resume to contain all the keywords for the job you’re going for. You want your resume to pop up in the recruiter’s search results window—and ...

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