Objective 1:

“hospitality management”, “restaurant manager”, “hotel manager”

Objective 2:

mediator, “conflict resolution”, “customer service supervisor”

Keywords are used to find jobs on the Internet using job-specific ‘search engines’ or job sites. . .

Care should be taken to choose keywords carefully and to take advantage of quotes to search for keyword phrases rather than individual words when possible.  For instance, if Sam Hourlie used “manager” for a keyword,  in one search engine alone he would have 1,205 (!) listings to review versus six listings (all of them relevant) if he used the phrases listed under Objective 1 above.  At the same time, it is possible to be too specific and to miss out on opportunities.  Try out combinations of terms and phrases to get an effective set of keywords, a set that is likely to catch most opportunities, but not overwhelm you with job listings that are not relevant to you.

In the examples above, Sam Hourlie has two job objectives (and two resumes prepared that have been  tailored to each objective) so he has put together two sets of keywords.  Often something called a search agent can be set up on job search websites to search for jobs and send you an E-mail each day with the jobs currently meeting your criteria.  If Sam set up search agents using the keywords for each objective above then he would get two E-mails each day (or week - whatever frequency he set up), one for each search agent he set up.

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