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We are all aware of how competitive the market is for many HR professionals looking for a new HR role at the current time. As a recruiter we see many CVs on a daily basis and I often see candidates undervalue the power of keywords in their CVs. In today’s competitive job market, tailoring your CV with industry-specific keywords can significantly enhance its attractiveness to potential employers. These keywords are not just buzzwords; they are the skills, qualifications, and experiences that hiring managers are actively seeking. By incorporating them, you ensure that your CV speaks the same language as the employer’s needs, making it more likely to stand out in a sea of applications.



To effectively utilise keywords, first, research the job description and note the specific requirements and skills mentioned. Then, integrate these terms naturally into your CV, particularly in the professional summary and skills sections. Remember, it’s not about stuffing your CV with keywords, but rather strategically placing them to highlight your suitability for the role. This approach can significantly increase your visibility in applicant tracking systems (ATS) and catch the eye of recruiters. It is hopefully a useful tip which will help improve your success in the job market and see your job application success rate improve.


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