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Why tag clouds won’t tell the right resume key words

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Most people know that key words are crucial to the job search.  HR departments and employers rely on key words to screen and select candidates.  Without the right key words, candidates will never get to the all-important interview.

To try to identify the right key words, many job seekers are using tag cloud generators to find the most common words in any job description.  But there is a huge problem with this: the most common terms are not the words that HR is using to screen candidates.

To get an accurate idea of the right key words, job seekers must analyze several job descriptions for the same job title  to find the key words that are repeating across the spectrum, not in any one job ad.

At the Personal Touch Career Services, we developed the Key Element Detector tool to do just that.

Want to know more about our Key Element Detector system?  Check out my book, “How to Get a Job Without Going Crazy” HERE

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Since 2004, Donna has been teaching job seekers of all levels effective job search strategies. In 2009, she published her book "Get a Job Without Going Crazy: a Practical Guide to Your Employment Search." Donna is based in Denver, and has presented workshops in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas. She continues to work with job seekers across the country.
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