Résumé writing

Keywords

Keywords are an indispensable component of modern, computer-friendly résumés. You should integrate relevant keywords wherever possible throughout the body of your résumé.

NOTE: New keywords are constantly entering the occupational vocabulary. This list is by no means exhaustive. Industry jargon has become increasingly specialized, so there are always new keywords to be uncovered. Keep your résumé up-to-date with the latest buzzwords circulating in your field or industry. You can't afford to have a stale résumé, for it will surely be passed-over as yesterday’s news.

General keywords covering all concentrations

Alternatives
Analysis
Analytical ability
Articulate
Assertive
Assessment
Automated
Bottom-line
Change creation
Change management
Classified
Committed
Communication skills
Creative
Deadline-oriented
Decisive
Delegate
Direct
Driven
Enthusiastic
Initiative
Innovative
Insightful
Interpersonal skills
Leadership skills
Management
Model
Motivated
Negotiation skills
Over-achiever
Objectives
Organizational skills
Patient
Personable
Presentation skills
Prioritize
Proactive
Productive
Problem solving
Product safety
Project management
Quality management
Re-deployed
Re-engineer
Referenced
Resourceful
Results-oriented
Reviewed
Self-motivated
Simulation
Spreadsheet
Stabilize
Statistical analysis
Strategic planning
Strategy
Supervise
Systematic
Team building
Techniques
Time management skills
Tools
Tactics
Versatile 

Keywords associated with finance and accounting

Account management
AP
AR
Asset management
Asset valuation
ATM
Audit
Banking
Bonds
Budget management
Commercial leasing
Commercial loan
Customer-driven
Conversational
Debt
Dividend reinvestment
Equity
Estate planning
FIFO
Investor relations
Load/no load
Payables management
Price-earnings ratio
Procurement
Real estate appraisal
Receivables management
Reconciliation
Repossessions
Risk management
ROI
Securities
Site assessment
Stocks
Tax-exempt
Tax-free
Tax strategy
Trust services

Keywords associated with IR

Background investigation
Benefits
Career planning
Compensation
Cross-cultural training
Disability plan
Employee assistance
Employee misconduct
Employment equity
Ethics
Flexible benefits
Grievance
Healthcare administration
Hiring
Incentive
Interview
Job classification
Legal issues
Merit pay
Organizational development
Peer review
Pension
Performance evaluation
Review
Salary structure
Service awards
Training

Keywords associated with marketing, sales and marketing research

Advertising
Agency
Block plan
Brand management
Campaign
Collateral materials
Competitive analysis
Consumer
Creative ability
Customer relations
Demographics
Direct marketing
Display
Distribution channels
Feature
Image
Inventory turns
Launch
Market analysis
Market assessment
Market share
Media planning
Merchandising
Packaging
Penetration
POS/point of sale
Price value
Private label
Promotion
Promotional materials
Rebates
Revenues
Sales
Sales maximization
Segmentation
Sell-through
Statistical analysis
Targeted customers
Trade management
Vendor

Keywords associated with MIS

Analog
CAD
Client-server
Compugraphics
Concept design
Data modeling
Database
Desktop publishing
DOS
Internet
LAN/WAN
Laser
Mainframe
Multi-tasking
Optics
OS/2
Product support
Software development
UNIX
WINDOWS
Workstation

Keywords associated with operations

Automated materials handling
CAD
CAM
Change management
Flow diagrams
JIT
Manufacturing operations
MRPS
Processing maximization
Project management
Queuing theory
Real-time processing control
Total quality

Source: Workopolis.com