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What skills should I put on my CV?

Think about searching for something on Google.

Use industry specific words. As with search engine optimisation, keywords are essentially the words people are most likely to use to search for content on a specific topic.

In recruitment, this means the keywords recruiters will use to filter out candidates, not necessarily with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), but also when searching through LinkedIn profiles, databases of CVs, covering letters or reading your CV first time, they will know exactly what they’re looking for.

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It’s safe to say that keywords are no longer confined to the concern of web developers and businesses hoping to rank well on Google. Keywords are now essential to the success of your CV.

Lis McGuire. Founder of Giraffe CVs. Giraffe CV Logo