Your Resume Must Be Keyword-Rich


The majority of resumes submitted to employers today are handled by Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), which Wikipedia defines as software applications “that enable the electronic handling of corporate recruitment needs.” The systems store “candidate data inside a database to allow effective searching, filtering, and routing of applications.” Because applicant tracking software and keyword-searchable databases dominate today’s hiring process, successful resumes must feature cutting-edge industry jargon in the form of keywords. To read more about using keywords in resumes, see our article Tapping the Power of Keywords to Enhance Your Resume’s Effectiveness.