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The resume you submit for job opportunities
is very important for gaining the employer's
attention and connecting your resume to your
The Best Keywords for Your Internet Resume
The right keywords are essential for your success.
And the best keywords in a resume are dependent on
the job opporunity you are pursuing.
Start with a foundation resume that generally contains
the keywords appropriate to the job you are seeking.
Keep your resume up to date, and use the technology
(word processing software, blog software, social net-
works) to effectively demonstrate that you and your
skills are up-to-date with the demands of the mar-
Customize the Keywords in Your Resume for
Carefully including the keywords relevant to the
specific opportunity in your resume. This will attract
the attention of employers whether they are searching
through their email, a resume database, or an applicant
Use your clean "professional screen name."
Your name may be the most important set of "key-
words" on your resume. Your "professional screen
name" is the version of your name that you use for
your professional activities on a computer (tablet and
smart phone) screen. Claim that version of your name
with your LinkedIn Profile, and use it for your other
online professional/work-related activities.
Assuming you formatted your resume correctly and
submitted it in the manner requested, one of the first
things someone will probably do is do an Internet
search on your name. And, what they find needs to
be "clean" - no bad stuff associated with that name,
even if the person with the bad reputation is not you.
Mistaken online identity can quickly de-rail your job
Customize your resume for each opportunity.
The "objective" on your resume should mirror the
job title of the job you are pursuing. If the job title is
"Administrative Assistant," then your resume should
look like this - "Objective: Administrative Assistant
at [employer name]."
The body of your resume should include other terms
used in the job description, as appropriate for you. For
example, assume that the position requires expertise
with Microsoft Office products including Outlook cal-
endar and email, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, your
resume would look like this:
Five years of experience with Microsoft Office Out-
look (both calendar and email), Word, Excel, and Pow-
Don't exaggerate your qualifications, but, when you
meet the requirements, be sure to include them using
the terminology in the job description.
Become a slash person if the job title is unusu-
al.For example, maybe your job title is "Admin Wizzard"
in your current job. That's a pretty unique job title,
and you won't find other jobs using that same title.
However, when you look at job descriptions for jobs
you want, you find that most of the world calls someone
doing that job an "Administrative Assistant."
So, in the resume you submit, use a combination
job title for your current job, like this -- "Admin Wiz-
zard/Administrative Assistant." This enables employers
to understand what an Admin Wizzard really does. It
also connects them to your LinkedIn profile, showing
them that you are doing an administrative assistant
job with a unique job title.
Include both the relevant acronyms and the
phrases that explain what the acronym means.
The body of your resume should contain both the
acronym and the phrase explaining it to cover each
kind of possible search. Both versions don't have to
be in the same sentence or paragraph, although that
can be handy. For example -
Member, American Marketing Association (AMA)
Certified Project Management Professional (PMP Cer-
Be sure to use both the acronym and the phrase in
your resume, even if you don't have room to put them
side-by-side. Having both present will increase the
probability that your resume will appear in the search
results whether the recruiter searches on the acronym
or the phrase that it represents.
If you were being judged on your writing skills, this
wouldn't be an advantage. In the resume search-abil-
ity/SEO game, however, it is an advantage. So, without
Our Company is recruiting for a dynamic individual to accept the role of Maintenance
Supervisor to operate out of our San Fernando office. The Maintenance Supervisor's primary
responsibility is to deliver functional and reliable equipment on time to the Service Delivery
organization at the location, as required for planned activities. Fundamental
directives of this position are managing the technical and overall team's development and
maintaining consistent engagement throughout the equipment process at the location.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
Equipment Assurance Management
o Manages Equipment Assurance process execution according to the defined location Equipment
Assurance process through proper use of our business systems.
o Manages, coordinates and prioritizes equipment based on requirements from line management and the
upcoming maintenance events.
o Ensures that all third-party products and services delivered meet the necessary Quality and
o Adheres to Asset Management processes (e.g. transfer, loan and disposal) as defined by the Equipment
o Ensures that all required requisition orders and other maintenance events are up to date, as defined
by the policy.
o Monitors cycle time in the base.
o Degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
o 3+ years of experience in a supervisory role.
o Strong organizational skills, attention to details, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
o Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
o Ability to communicate clearly and accurately with multiple levels of company and Segment personnel.
o Highly motivated team player with the ability to work independently with little supervision.
o Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously while delivering quality results and adjusting
to changing needs.
o Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office, document scanning software, database and Outlook.
If you are seeking personal and professional development in a challenging dynamic environment
please send your resume to:
UMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
P.O. BOX 25, SAN FERNANDO.
Applicants are also required to submit a copy of the application to:
CHIEF MANPOWER OFFICER,
Ministry of Labour & Small and Micro Enterprise Development,
50-54 Duke Street
Port of Spain
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2015. 0914026
destroying the meaning of the words on your
resume, be as creatively inconsistent as pos-
For example, if you are looking for a job using
social media, include all versions of the terms:
"social media" and "social networks" and "social
networking" plus the names of the most popular
Don't assume that people will only be search-
ing on the umbrella term. Continuing with the
social media example, name the specific social
networks you can use: "Facebook" and
"LinkedIn" and "Twitter" in addition to the
terms "social media," "social networks," and
"social networking" (as above), so your resume
will pop up in the results regardless of the exact
term used by the recruiters in their search.
"Have managed both LinkedIn Groups and
Facebook Pages to... Established Twitter
and Pinterest accounts for..."
Add a section near the top of your resume
named "Skills" or, even, "Summary."
Concentrate as many of your key words as
possible in this section. For an example, check
out our sample ASCII text resume. It has a
"Skills Summary" section which is really a col-
lection of keywords - the nouns, noun phrases,
and action verbs, that best summarize the expe-
rience and skills as well as education and rel-
evant association memberships.
Include the word "resume" in your resume.
Yes, they do know it's a resume, but often,
in haste or out of habit, they search on the
term "resume" anyway. If the word "resume"
is not on your resume, your resume might not
be found. So cover this base, just in case...
Put it in the top line (e.g. "M. J. Smith's
I recommend using the simple version of the
word, "resume," rather than the more formal
version "résumé," simply because the vast major-
ity of people will search on the simple version
of the term because it is the easiest to type with
a standard American keyboard.
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