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|