Score an Interview by Using Keywords in Your Resume - US News

Everyone talks about keywords nowadays when the subject of resumes comes up. They are essential to getting in the door for an interview. If you don't use them, you're not showing the employer that you have what they're looking for, and you'll likely get passed by.

Keywords can be difficult to extract, and you may be asking, "What exactly is considered a keyword? How do I find them? And how do I know if I'm using the right ones?" Keywords or key phrases come in multiple varieties and can be found throughout a job description. They are words and phrases commonly associated with your field, as well as the particular skills that you employ in your job. You may think you've covered your bases in your documents. But if you're not using the exact terms from the job posting, you could easily be missed.

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