Keywords are Key – Supply Chain / Logistics

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 Supply Chain / Logistics are:

  1. Asset Management
  2. Capital Budget
  3. Change Management
  4. Continuous Improvement
  5. Contract Negotiations
  6. Cost Reduction
  7. Customer Service
  8. Customs Compliance
  9. Demand Planning
  10. Distribution Management
  11. Facility Management
  12. FAR / DAR
  13. Fleet Management
  14. HAZMAT
  15. Health & Safety
  16. Import / Export
  17. Internal Quality Audits
  18. Inventory Control
  19. ISO 9001 / 9002
  20. Just In Time (JIT)
  21. Kanban Inventory
  22. Labour Relations
  23. Logistics Planning
  24. Materials Planning
  25. MRP, MRP II, ERP
  26. Multi-Site Operations
  27. Ocean, Air & Land Freight
  28. Operating Budget
  29. Outsourcing
  30. Performance Improvement
  31. Process Improvement
  32. Procurement
  33. Profit & Loss
  34. Project Management
  35. Resource Management
  36. RFP / RFQ / RFI
  37. Route Management
  38. Service Level Agreements
  39. Shipping & Receiving
  40. Six Sigma
  41. Strategic Planning
  42. Supply Chain Logistics
  43. Tariff Rating & Traffic
  44. TQM
  45. Transportation
  46. Truck Load / LTL / Cartage
  47. Vendor Management
  48. Warehouse Management

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