I titled this blog post for developers, however, I believe it’s sound advice for anyone writing a resume. What jobseekers need to keep in mind is that skilled recruiters are masters of Boolean logic. We use it in search engines, metasearch engines and job boards. I use it to find people’s profiles, blogs and resumes on your webpage. So how is this information helpful??? The data in these mediums is immense – so we often tie several key search terms to make our search more effective. For example, in LinkedIn a typical search for a Sr. UI Developer could look like (c# OR c++) AND (Silverlight OR WPF) AND (UI OR UX).
What does this mean to you as a job seeker? Be sure to list all the relevant technology skills that currently have on your resume and social media sites. This will allow your resume/bio to populate more frequently when a recruiter does a search. I do caution that you should only put skills that you are comfortable using. One area that developers frequently leave off their resume is web technology knowledge. If you have the skills, tell us about them! The end result will be better for the job seeker and the recruiter.