This advertising agency resume example is loaded with keywords important to this mid-career professional’s target industry and profession.
Keywords are essential. If you are conducting a job search it is important that you assume your resume will land in an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Simply put, ATS stands for the databases in which your resume is stored and (hopefully) retrieved based on keyword searches related to positions a recruiter or employer is trying to fill.
It is common for applicants to try to include many of these important keywords in the professional summary and this advertising agency resume is no exception. But even more keywords have been included in the resume by using them to categorize accomplishment statements.
A tip: collect 6-12 job announcements for positions that would interest you. Go through them with a highlighter, marking all the important keywords used in each. Now go back to your resume and make sure you have used these keywords in the text.
Also, notice how easy this advertising agency resume is to read. There is lots of white space and design elements have been very strategically applied to help draw the eye along. How your resume looks matters. Not only does the design of your resume make it stand out, it makes your resume easier to read.