How do you find the right key words? Your first step is to look at a variety of job descriptions in your chosen field or industry. You’ll see certain words or phrases used repeatedly. Pull out those words to create what we call your “magic list.” Then use your magic list when building your resume.
When you are customizing your resume to apply for a particular position, check the words or phrases in the job posting and be sure to mirror them in your resume. What you are trying to do is make sure you are noticed. If the recruiter doesn’t see your resume, you’ll never get out of the starting gate.