What are keywords and how should I use them in my resume?

Inundated by job applications from job-seekers, employers have increasingly relied on digitizing resumes, placing those resumes in keyword-searchable databases, and using software like Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to search those databases for specific keywords that relate to job vacancies. Most Fortune 500 companies and many smaller companies now use these technologies. In addition, many employers search the databases of 3rd party job-posting and resume-posting boards on the web. It is safe to estimate that well over 90 percent of resumes are searched for job-specific keywords.

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