Scannable Resumes and Why They Matter Worksheet

Job Search Writing – Types of Resumes

Practice with this Scannable Resume Worksheet to recognize and identify keywords when creating this resume format. By completing 10 exercises, you look at various job postings to find key

Scannable Resumes and Why They Matter

Instructions

For each of the exercises below, research the position given through job postings and general research about the position and industry. Develop a list of five keywords you would use on a scannable resume for that position.

  • Position: software developer

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  • Position: administrative assistant

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  • Position: loan officer

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  • Position: paralegal

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  • Position: registered nurse

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  • Position: customer service representative

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  • Position: security guard

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  • Position: sales manager

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  • Position: computer programmer

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  • Position: dental hygienist

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