Keywords are Key – Operations

Keywords are key to having your resume noticed! With the increasing prevalence of scanning technology, employing keywords in a resume to attract maximum attention – by a human and/or computer scanner – has become a critical component of building an attention getting resume. Keywords are the terms deemed by the employer to represent the essential job attributes. Each industry and profession has specific keywords. Companies and recruiters are searching resumes for specific keywords and key phrases to find the candidates with the skills, qualifications and expertise to fulfill the job requirements. Incorporating keywords into a resume and cover letter help you to secure optimum attention and outperform your competition.

The keywords you select should portray your Value Proposition and match what the employer is seeking. Incorporating job specific and employer pertinent keywords in the top third of page 1 of your resume significantly elevates your chances of attracting the employers’ interest in your candidacy. How do you find the “right” keywords to secure maximum attention? Utilize your knowledge of the company, profession, industry and review online postings of similar positions. Each profession has the potential for hundreds of keywords. With the prevalence of electronic search capability, failure to incorporate the “right” keywords is not an option!

The top 48 keywords in Operations are:

  1. Asset Management
  2. Business Reengineering
  3. Capacity Planning
  4. Capital Budget
  5. Change Management
  6. Claims Management
  7. Collective Bargaining
  8. Continuous Improvement
  9. Contract Negotiations
  10. Cost Avoidance
  11. Customer Service
  12. Distribution Management
  13. Facility Management
  14. Health & Safety
  15. Internal Quality Audits
  16. Inventory Control
  17. ISO 9001, 9002
  18. Just In Time (JIT)
  19. Labour Relations
  20. Master Production ScheduleFree Resume10
  21. Materials Planning
  22. Mergers & Acquisitions
  23. MRP, MRP II, ERP
  24. Multi Site Operations
  25. Operating Budget
  26. Organizational Development
  27. Outsourcing
  28. Performance Improvement
  29. Plant Operations
  30. Process Improvement
  31. Process Reengineering
  32. Procurement
  33. Production Scheduling
  34. Profit & Loss
  35. Project Management
  36. Quality Control
  37. Resource Management
  38. RFP / RFQ / RFI
  39. Risk Management
  40. Shipping & Receiving
  41. Six Sigma
  42. Strategic Planning
  43. Supply Chain Logistics
  44. Time & Labour Analysis
  45. Training & Development
  46. Transportation
  47. Vendor Management
  48. Warehouse Management

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