Top 100 Resume Keywords

The resume keywords recruiters are using to find you.

By John Hazard

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What are the words recruiters use most often to find the candidates they’re searching for?

The following are the top 100 terms used by recruiters to find candidates on Ladders between April 1 and Oct. 1.

If these words apply to your experience, skills and target job, be sure to incorporate them into your resume and professional online profiles .

Top 100 Recruiter Search Terms 

  • Sales
  • CPA
  • Tax
  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Controller
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • Software
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance
  • Retail
  • CFO
  • Medical Device
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Sales Manager
  • Software Sales
  • Financial Advisor
  • Pharmacist
  • Medical
  • Supply Chain
  • SAP
  • Accounting
  • Medical Sales
  • Account Executive
  • Audit
  • Tax Manager
  • Food
  • Engineer
  • Recruiter
  • Product Manager
  • Construction
  • Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Oracle
  • HVAC
  • Java
  • Operations
  • Director
  • Inside Sales
  • Hospital
  • Attorney
  • Call Center
  • SEC
  • Packaging
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician
  • Outsourcing
  • International Tax
  • Logistics
  • Deloitte
  • FAS 109
  • Compliance
  • SAAS
  • Real Estate
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Nurse
  • SEC Reporting
  • Security
  • Technology
  • Storage
  • Energy
  • ERP
  • Aerospace
  • Procurement
  • Private Equity
  • RN
  • Business Intelligence
  • Compensation
  • Cisco
  • C++
  • Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Ikon
  • CPG
  • Chemical
  • ADP
  • Bank
  • Banking
  • Mortgage
  • Financial Services
  • IT
  • Business Analyst
  • Advertising
  • Accountant
  • KPMG
  • Product Development
  • Wealth Management
  • Transportation
  • Sales Engineer
  • Internal Audit
  • Benefits
  • BPO
  • Litigation
  • Lean
  • Series 7
  • Telecommunications
  • Government
  • CRM

 

Source: RecruitLadder, October 2009

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