I wish I could tell you how many times I have printed off a 3 page job description to tailor my resume to a prospective employer’s job requirements. And then one by one, highlighted the most frequently used keywords to incorporate into my resume. It got me in the door. But the worst part was…it took forever! I will never have to go thru that long drawn out process again. And after reading this post, you can say the same thing.
I’m going to share a resume writing secret with you that I recently learned at a career workshop. You can use this secret to tailor your resume keywords to employer job descriptions. It will save you time and it’s easy to use. And aside for figuring out your personal strengths, values and life purpose, it is one of the best resume writing tools out there. Best of all I will guide you step-by-step thru the process using screenshots I took with my iPhone. Here goes…
Pull up http://www.tagcrowd.com in your browser. It should look like this.
Copy text from the prospective company’s job description.
Paste the text into Tag Crowd
Select your options and Click “Visualize”
Check out the employers keywords and compare with your resume.
Its that easy. And the best part is…you can use the same process to evaluate your resume.
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Thomas E. Anderson, II is a Vision Development Coach, life coach and creator of The Goal Accelerator. He enjoys motivating and equipping individuals to pursue personal, professional and organizational goals that lead to a more fulfilling life. He specializes in life focus, vision development and goal acceleration.