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Resume Keywords for Popular Industries

We are giving you access to resume keywords, core competencies, and skills for popular industries. These are skills and abilities that hiring folks are looking for to fill positions. They're kind of like SEO for your resume. The more precise they are, the better chance you have of getting through applicant tracking software.

Keywords, Core Competencies, and Skills

Human Resources Resume Keywords

Job-specific keywords and competencies

HR

Generalist, Manager, Recruiter, Consultant, Business Partner, Director

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Human Resources Resume Keywords

Job-specific keywords and competencies

  • Benefits and Compensation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Employee Assistance and Wellness
  • Employer Value Proposition
  • Executive Development
  • Executive Sponsorship / Influencing
  • HR Policy Development and Execution
  • Human Resource Administration
  • Human Resource Information Systems
  • Industrial Relations 
  • Payroll Administration
  • Performance Management
  • Job Analysis and Development
  • Lawsuit Settlement Assistance
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Organizational Development
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Resources Planning and Budgeting
  • Risk Management
  • Settlement Negotiations
  • Succession Planning
  • Talent Development and Retention
  • Training and Development
  • Workers' Compensation Administration

HR

Generalist, Manager, Recruiter, Consultant, Business Partner, Director

Leadership Resume Keywords

Job-specific keywords and competencies

Management

First-line to Director

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Leadership Resume Keywords

Job-specific keywords and competencies

  • Business Analysis
  • Business Development
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Corporate Accountability
  • Corporate Strategizing
  • Customer Relations
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Strategies
  • Fiscal Accountability 
  • Forecasting and Budget Management
  • Strategic Business Focus
  • Growth Expansion 
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industry Expertise
  • Decision-Making and Judgment
  • Leadership Vision and Influence
  • Market Positioning
  • Merger and Acquisition
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Profit and Loss (P&L) Management
  • Regulatory Reporting
  • Resources Management
  • Revenue Forecasting
  • Risk Management
  • Key Relationship Management

Management

First-line to Director

Information Technology Resume Keywords

Job-specific keywords and competencies

IT

Business Analysts, Technical Support, Designers, Programmers, Developers

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Information Technology Resume Keywords

Job-specific keywords and competencies

  • Business Analysis
  • C | C+ | C++ Programming
  • Cloud Computing
  • Compliance and Security
  • Customization and Configuration
  • Data Localization
  • Data/Server Management
  • Database Management
  • Database Design
  • Business Continuity
  • Java Technology
  • MS SQL
  • Network Administration
  • Network Engineering
  • Open Source Technology
  • Product Lifecycle Development
  • Professional Service
  • Programming / Coding
  • Quality Assurance / Code Testing
  • Scalability and Product Extensions
  • Software Development
  • Software Installation / Upgrade
  • Software-as-as-Service (SaaS)
  • System Integration
  • Technology Stack
  • User Interface Design

IT

Business Analysts, Technical Support, Designers, Programmers, Developers

Sales Resume Keywords

Job-specific keywords and competencies

Sales

Sales Representative, Account Executive, Account Manager, Sales Consultant, Sales Manager, Sales Director, Business Development Associate

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Sales Resume Keywords

Job-specific keywords and competencies

  • Account Management
  • Business Development
  • Channel Management
  • C-Level Presentations
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Consultative Selling
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Cross-Selling / Up-Selling
  • Customer Retention
  • Deal Negotiation and Closing
  • Lead Management
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Marketing Management
  • Post Sales Support
  • Product Development
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Prospect Qualifying
  • Prospecting / Cold Calling
  • Relationship Management
  • RFP / RFI / Bid Preparation
  • Sales / Marketing Strategizing
  • Sales Cycle Management
  • Sales Forecasting / Budgeting
  • Sales Management
  • Strategic Alliance Development
  • Territory Management

Sales

Sales Representative, Account Executive, Account Manager, Sales Consultant, Sales Manager, Sales Director, Business Development Associate

Finance and Accounting Resume Keywords

Job-specific keywords and competencies

Finance

Financial Planner, Financial Analyst, Budget Analyst, Accountant, Credit Analyst

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Finance and Accounting Resume Keywords

Job-specific keywords and competencies

  • Accounting Systems and Controls
  • Auditing
  • Budgeting
  • Capital Acquisitions
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Credit / Debt Management
  • Estate Planning
  • Financial Compliance
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Negotiations
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Presentations
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Strategizing
  • General Accounting
  • Income Tax Planning
  • Internal Controls/Technology
  • Investment Strategies
  • Management Accounting
  • Payroll Management
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Profit and Loss Management
  • Revenue Forecasting
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Tax Schedules
  • Financing

Finance

Financial Planner, Financial Analyst, Budget Analyst, Accountant, Credit Analyst

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