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  • 11 Power Words That Will Make Any Resume Stand Out

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    Jobs site ZipRecruiter dug through its database of 3 million resumes to see what recruiters like to see in a resume.
    ZipRecruiter allows job seekers to upload their resumes, and small businesses, individual employers, and recruiters looking for candidates to rate those resumes on a scale of one to five stars (one being the lowest, five the highest).
    It found if you use the below "power words," your likelihood of getting a top rating goes up by 70%.

    • Experience

    • Management

    • Project

    • Development

    • Business

    • Skill

    • Professional

    • Knowledge

    • Year

    • Team

    • Leadership

    This finding shows that keyword hacking has uses beyond tailoring your resume to robots. The ZipRecruiter data suggests that humans gravitate to a certain set of vocabulary as well. 
    Of those, ZipRecruiter says that three main themes emerged: 

    "... we found that words that implied management skills (not necessarily as a manager: time management is an example of a management skill everyone needs to have), a proactive stance towards working ('responsible,' 'support,' and 'client; speak to that) and problem solving skills ('data,' 'analysis,' and 'operation') were the most highly rated."

    Page 2 of 2 - Still, you don't want to cram your resume full of keywords. If it looks as if you committed "keyword stuffing" — layering in keywords that don't actually fit your experience — you're making it easy to get your resume discarded. 
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    SEE ALSO: 8 Secrets To Writing The Perfect Resume

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