Searching a résumé for keywords can be compared to conducting research on the Internet.
True or False?
True. Searching for resume action words is similar to a web search. When you come across different web pages, you subconsciously scan them for keywords that satisfy your request. Recruiters also scan your resumes.
So, how long should a resume be? Long enough to fit keywords that satisfy the employer’s inquiry.
When seeking information on the web, you are focused and have a clearly defined inquiry in mind. Web articles are tailored to match that inquiry thanks to relevant keywords. Employers do pretty much the same, so the statement is true, and that’s why you have to use keywords during job hunting.
This is true. Employers scan your resume to find keywords like you do when looking for specific info on the Internet.
So, the more keywords, the better? Not really. When we answered the question “how many pages should a resume be,” we said, “the less, the better.” With keywords, it’s also important not to include too many of them.