The 100+ Hottest Keywords for Your CV

Resume Writer Donna SveiArticle by Donna Svei who is an Executive Resume Writer and Career Blogger for her site AvidCareerist. Her work has been featured on many sites including Fast Company and Lifehacker.

top keywords to land a job

Do you want to know which keywords you should use on your CV, LinkedIn profile, and job applications so that employers will call you?

In a world where job seekers are screened by computers, your job search materials have to contain the keywords that companies want. If they don’t, you will be passed over for the jobs you want.

JobisJob features over 7.5 million job postings in 23 countries and 21 job categories every day. That’s big data. Because we have the job postings, we know which career keywords are hot right now.

To be sure you get your CV and other docs right, we searched our job postings for the most frequently used words in each job category. From there, we compiled a list of the world’s hottest career keywords for October 2014.

If you’re job hunting in:

earth10 Europe (Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Russia, UK)
earth10 The Americas (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, US)
earth10 Asia/Pacific (Australia, Hong Kong, India, Philippines)
earth10 South Africa

then be sure to click through the slide deck below to find the current (October 2014) highest demand keywords around the world for these 21 job categories:

  • Administration & Clerical
  • Construction & Real Estate
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Health
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • IT & Telecom
  • Legal
  • Leisure, Tourism & Beauty
  • Logistics & Distribution
  • Management
  • Manufacturing & Production
  • Marketing & Media
  • Retail
  • Sales
  • Science & Research
  • Social & Civic Service

Use these keywords in your CV and other job search docs to make employers want to call you.

Also, be sure to visit to find over 1.2 million jobs listings in the UK. (And if you’re international, our network offers 7.5 million jobs worldwide!)

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