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Keywords are Key to Getting Your Online Resume Read

Keywords are Key to Getting Your Online Resume Read

Donna Cardillo, RN, BS / Verticalnet, Inc.

Keywords for other important traits include: flexible, willing to travel, detail-oriented, adaptable, high energy, self-starter, team player, dynamic, highly motivated, creative, or independent.

Use short and common phraseology like “home infusion therapy” rather than “intravenous therapy in a patient’s home.” While you would normally steer away from industry jargon and abbreviations in a paper resume, both are useful and necessary for an online resume. Be sure to use only common, universally recognized abbreviations like NICU, ACLS, or AIDS as well as industry-specific abbreviations like OSHA and CQI.

Choosing the right keywords and phrases are key to your success with online job hunting.

Reprinted with permission from Nurses.com (www.nurses.com). Copyright by Verticalnet, Inc., Horsham, PA., 215-315-3247. All rights reserved.


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