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10 Tech Keywords Missing from Your New Tech Resume

If you’re looking to land a tech job for the first time, you may be concerned that your resume doesn’t read as “techie” enough. After all, it’s tough to compete with industry insiders who speak – and write – the lingo. Luckily, there are several common buzzwords across the tech industry that can both make […]

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How To Tailor Your Resume To the Job Description

If you want your job search to be efficient and effective, preparing your resume shouldn’t be a one-time experience. You’ll receive more responses from interested companies by taking some time to customize your resume for each new job application. Tailoring your resume connects the dots for recruiters and hiring managers who are overwhelmed by a […]

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Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills (and How to Use Them on Your Resume)

There are two types of skills used in resumes: hard skills and soft skills. When used correctly, they work together to form a powerhouse resume that provides the hiring manager a glimpse into the job seeker. What are Hard Skills? Hard skills are taught skills. They are quantifiable and are often learned in school, through […]

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The Hidden Skills Missing From Your Targeted Resume

Using the same resume to spam open jobs is a great way to rack up rejections. A better approach is to craft a targeted resume based on the specific skills requested in the job description. Unfortunately, the targeted resume approach relies on a job description that provides actual guidance through a comprehensive list of skills […]

Resume Skills Section: How to write a skills section for your resume.

4 Ways to Write a Resume Skills Section (with Examples)

Whether you’re trying to catch a recruiter’s eye or rise to the top of an applicant tracking system‘s rankings, seeding your resume with relevant resume keywords should be a top priority. One simple way to do this is through a resume skills section. A designated skills list is an optional resume section and not part of a […]

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7 Reasons Jobscan is More Effective than Word Cloud Tools

Whenever you upload your resume through an online job application, you’re at the mercy of an applicant tracking system, or ATS. These systems are used by most hiring companies to manage and filter applicants like you, and many of these systems rely on keyword matching to reject or highlight candidates via their ranking and search […]

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10 Trending Jobs and the Skills You Need to Get Them

According to LinkedIn, the top 10 trending jobs going into 2018 are Machine Learning Engineer, Data Scientist, Sales Development Representative, Customer Success Manager, Big Data Developer, Full-Stack Engineer, Unity Developer, Director of Data Science, Brand Partner, and Full-Stack Developer. By running current job listings through Jobscan’s resume matching tool and cross-referencing the results against Jobscan’s […]

This keyword list will help you determine the top resume keywords to put on your resume.

Top 500 Resume Keywords to Boost Your Resume

What Are Resume Keywords? Job listings include the hard skills and competencies an applicant needs in order to be a great hire. These abilities become keywords used by recruiters and hiring managers to quickly identify top candidates whether they’re skimming with their eyes or using software to filter applicants based on the resume keywords. “The first thing […]

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Are You Guilty of Resume Keyword Stuffing?

Many hiring professionals use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to narrow down applicant pools. Savvy job seekers have responded by researching ATS and learning about optimized resume keywords. In short, recruiters can search their ATS for the specific skills and keywords most relevant to the job description, so applicants increase their chances of being found by strategically identifying […]

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Wordsmithing Your Resume: Tenses, Plurals, and Optimized Keywords

If you’re unsure whether to write your resume in past tense or present tense, traditional advice sides with common sense. If you’re describing something in your past, use past tense. Managed, coded, designed, marketed. If you’re describing something you’re still doing in your current job, use present tense. Manage, code, design, market.  Simple enough, right? Not so fast. […]

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How Can I Optimize My Resume Without Exaggerating My Experience?

Keywords Count and Keeping it Real, Resume Optimization Without Dishonesty   According to the Wall Street Journal, most recruiters say that over half of job seekers are under qualified for the positions they are interested in. Even if you’re one of the qualified applicants, it’s still easy to get lost in the shuffle of ATS […]

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Why “Close Enough” Doesn’t Cut it for Resume Keywords

We’ve all done less than perfect work at some point in our lives. Whether submitting a vague high school English essay or only slightly braking at a stop sign, sometimes “close enough” is sufficient. One place that’s not the case, though, is submitting your resume in today’s job market. Using the right resume keywords is a […]

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Resume Examples: Keywords for Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering is an interesting and challenging field, requiring knowledge of biology, medicine, and more, on top of typical engineering knowledge. It’s also a field poised for growth. “Employment of biomedical engineers is projected to grow 27 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations,” according to the U.S. Bureau […]

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Mechanical Engineer Resume Skills and Keywords (Examples)

If you’re looking for a mechanical engineer job, I’m a little bit jealous. I’ve been fortunate to work closely with many types of engineers in my career (structural, civil, software, chemical, electrical, industrial, and mechanical), and mechanical engineering quickly grabbed my attention and still hasn’t let go. It’s such a wide-ranging, diverse field, with so […]

Civil Engineer Resume Keywords Examples

Resume Examples: Keywords for Civil Engineers

Job seekers in STEM fields have brighter prospects than most. “Employer demand for so-called STEM graduates—in science, technology, engineering and mathematics—is high,” according to Associated Press economics writer Paul Wiseman. A crucial and versatile discipline, civil engineering offers a wide range of opportunities. If you’re looking for a new job in civil engineering, resume examples […]

Accounting Resume Skills and Keywords (Examples)

Job seekers with accounting skills on their resume are in high demand in today’s job market. “Individual majors most in demand at the bachelor’s degree level include finance, accounting, and computer science. These same three majors have topped the list since 2012,” according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ 2015 Job Outlook Report. […]

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Resume Examples: Keywords for Photographers

If you’re job hunting, you’ve probably read all about the various things you can do to create a more effective resume. But many people overlook the power of resume examples—browsing through the resumes of others can provide some inspiration and insight into what you can do with your own. Resume examples can be an especially […]

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Resume Keywords for Software Engineers

If you’re a software engineer looking for a new job, you should consider turning to resume examples as part of your research. Looking at the resumes of others can clue you in about where you stand compared to your competition—and how you can improve. For example, if you’re a little rusty in a language that’s […]