Getting a job is a lot like dating. Most people will tell you it is a numbers game. And it is. The more people you interview with the more likely you are to get a job, and the better you will get at doing interviews. That's why it can be important to create a resume that is not optimized for getting a job, but rather getting interviews.
Step 1: Get Noticed
Recruitment today is more like search, than it used to be. Recruiters have a list of words they have chosen off of the job description and they just send a bunch of "spam" to those people who match the search. They then ask for a copy of your resume. This mis-match between what is on Monster, and what is on your actual resume is what we will exploit to help you find a great job, and get an interview you might not have otherwise.
Because it is all about search, we will attempt to create a resume with as many of the top 100 most searched terms on Monster.com in to your resume.
Step 2: Keyword Stuffing
The top 100 keywords will be provided in a few steps, but to get started take a look at these examples using the top ten most searched word on Monster.com
1. Sales: You have to watch for falling prices at Walmart.
Worked with a constricted budget was careful to leverage sales
2. Recruiter: Those evangelical religions ring your door bell sometimes right?
Spoke with recruiters for various religious organizations including an interesting cult leader.
3. Administrative Assistant: Sometimes you need TaskRabbit to bring you beer since AmazonFresh won't deliver it.
Hired online Administrative Assistant to aid in the procurement of Alcoholic beverages not available through my standard supply chain.
4. Accountant: That's what you call your spouse.
Cleared large acquisitions with the “accountant”
5. Receptionist: When the Cable was out.
Served as Receptionist adjusting antenna to improve picture
6. Customer Service: Sometimes you do what it takes to make ends meet.
Serviced customers I met on the street corner.
7. Accounting: That time at the YMCA I managed the Pool. Bonus, Watch as I give my self a doctorate.
Tested water Ph.Determined amount of chlorine to add accounting for the volume of water.
8. Java: Starbuck’s is always hiring, but if you are to lazy do that...
Played Elf Bowling and other Java games.
9. and 10. Mortgage / Collections: Sometimes you can't make your rent.
Consulted with Mortgage holder about repayment plan after being put in Collections.
Step 3: Really Step It Up
11. Manager: We all had one so just say something nice, or mean about yours.
Had a crappy manager.
12. – 18. Lets cram a bunch in all at once.
Developed a Staff infection and sought Medical help from a Registered Nurse (RN) who referred me to a Pharmacist because I didn’t have Insurance.
19. – 20. Restaurant Manager and Entry Level:
Spoke with Restaurant Manager. Bouncer pushed me through Entry, Leveled him in a single blow.
Step 4: Work in Any Others
Here is the complete list of the top 100 searches on Monster.com
- Administrative assistant
- Customer service
- Executive Assistant
- Human Resources
- Accounts Payable
- Staff accountant
- “Administrative assistant”
- Physical therapist
- Outside sales
- “business analyst”
- Financial analyst
- Project manager
- “Project manager”
- Inside sales
- Business analyst
- “Financial analyst”
- Data entry
- Restaurant Manager
- Loan officer
- “executive assistant”
- Legal secretary
- “Customer service”
- Call center
- “Outside sales”
- “Inside Sales”
- Registered Nurse
- Account executive
- “Technical writer”
- “Staff accountant”
- Civil engineer
- Accounts receivable
- Senior accountant
- Help desk
- Oracle DBA
- “help desk”
- “accounts payable”
- “Technical writer”
- Loan processor
- Occupational therapist
- Pharmaceutical sales
- Real Estate
- “Human Resources”
- Entry Level