Keywords to Use for a Job Search

Jan 2, 2024 | Podcast

World at Work episode 62 Keywords to use for a job search

“You want to be very mindful of what you’re searching for to make sure it helps you find what you’re looking for.”

In today’s competitive job market, finding the right opportunities often comes down to using the right keywords in your job search. Homing in on the right keywords can significantly impact the outcomes of your search. There are four essential factors to consider formulating your keyword search strategy.

  1. Location, location, location! When searching for your dream job, start with your location preference. Whether it’s hybrid, remote, or based in a specific city, clarity is key. Don’t limit yourself. Explore beyond traditional city boundaries, including that dream location.
  2. Industry matters! Tailor your search based on your field of interest. Whether it’s education, software development, transportation, or even cruise lines like Disney, be specific about the industry you’re targeting.
  3. Skills & jargon! Highlight your unique skills or specific job-related jargon. For instance, if you’re into pyrotechnics, put it out there! Use quotation marks for precise results and narrow down your search.
  4. Job title power! If you have a well-defined job title in mind, include it in your search. Maybe you want to be an administrative assistant, software developer, or cruise line specialist. Whatever it is, make sure to be explicit in your search terms.

It’s a trial and error process. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different combinations of keywords and refine your search strategy. The goal is to strike the perfect balance and find your ideal job match. An effective job search strategy can make all the difference in finding your ideal role.

Make sure to listen to this episode and use these four strategies to fine-tune your approach and ultimately secure your desired job.

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Episode Highlights

00:00 Human resources is people strategy.

04:07 Effective job search strategies use relevant keywords.

08:57 Search for industry-specific jobs with keyword and locations.

12:17 Search engines treat terms separately, use quotation marks.

14:46 Trial and error to zero in on best fit jobs.

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