Using Wordle for Resumes and LinkedIn Profiles Expected to Become Routine

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We’ve written previously about using Wordle.net to discover the most important keywords to use in a resume. When you copy the text from a job posting or want ad for a job you want to target and then create a “tag cloud,” using Wordle, you’ll find that the words that appear the largest in the tag cloud are the ones that should get the most emphasis and repetition in your resume. Now, the white paper Findings of 2010 Global Career Brainstorming Day: Trends for the Now, the New & the Next in Careers predicts that using Wordle for resume prep will become routine by 2013. “More and more resume writers are starting to use Wordle when writing resumes and LinkedIn profiles,: the white paper notes, “to be certain that the right keywords rise to the top … Career coaches are beginning to use it as a tool to help their clients understand how they communicate, what words they use, and what messages they’re leaving.” The brainstorming day was held in December 2010 by the Career Thought Leaders Consortium, publishers of the white paper.

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