Using Resume Keywords

by Donny Grover

Using resume keywords is an important strategy for your resume.

Many employers use database technology to store and search the resumes that are sent to them by potential employees. Employers and recruiters search these databases using industry-specific keywords. Keywords are nouns and phrases that highlight technical and professional areas of expertise, industry-related jargon, achievements, projects, task forces, job titles, etc.

IF your resume does not contain at least some of the keywords that the employer is using, then your resume will be skipped by the computer, even if you have all of the experience and skills required by the job.

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Take a Resume Workshop

by Donny Grover

Take a resume workshop

This resume workshop provides detailed explanations, as well step-by-step processes, for creating an effective resume. The Purdue OWL also maintains resume quick tips resources and a resume PowerPoint slide presentation. Please visit those resources for shorter discussions of the resume.

What is a resume?

A resume (also spelled résumé) is a brief document that summarizes your education, employment history, and experiences that are relevant to your qualifications for a particular job for which you are applying. The purpose of a resume (along with your cover letter) is to get an interview. Research has shown than it takes an average of ten (10) interviews to receive one (1) job offer, so your resume needs to be persuasive and perfect. Given this, your resume must be user-centered and persuasive.

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Put Volunteer Work on Your Resume

by Donny Grover

Dynamic Web Resume Volunteer Work
This is a great article about adding volunteer work into your web resume. It comes from the University of Texas and is written by Susan Ellis. As always with the Dynamic Web Resume, we take these great lessons and translate them into a web resume format. That means you should take your volunteer experience and bring it to life by adding pictures or video onto your web resume volunteer section. If you have any questions on how to bring your resume alive please contact us at Donny@DynamicWebResume.com.

Put Volunteer Work on Your Resume

When you are looking for a job, your resume gets your foot in the door. It represents you to a potential employer and you want it to stand out from the resumes of the other applicants. One way to capture the interest of an employer is to show that you are an involved citizen — someone who works to make the community a better place to live. In other words, make sure your volunteer work appears on your resume.

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Writing a Cover Letter for a Web Resume

by Donny Grover

Writing a cover letter for a web resume is a little different than for a paper resume. First off, you have to understand the scope of readers you will have on your web resume. More people will be seeing your web resume so you have to write your cover letter a little more generalized. You still should focus on your acheivements and quantifying your experience. But, when it comes to defining your career goals and objectives you must leave a lot for the reader to fill-in. If your too specific on the job you desire then you may elimate yourself from those random job offers that may steer you in another direction. Many Dynamic Web Resume customers contact us with a story of how they recieved a job offer from a random company who was searching for a new employee!

Curriculum Vitae and Web Resumes – Differences

by Donny Grover

CV vs Resume Dynamic Web Resume
You have to upgrade your resume to a CV its time, but you do not know where to start. That is why Dynamic Web Resume has provided you with a strong database of curriculum vitae help files. Some topics include: general curriculum vitae guidelines, what to include on your CV, What is a curriculum vitae, and which fields require or suggest a curriculum vitae.

1. What is a Curriculum Vitae?
A curriculum vitae (singular form, noun), meaning “course of (one’s) life, (vee-tie or vi-tee) is a document that gives much more detail than does a resume about your academic and professional accomplishments. Curricula vitae (plural form, noun) are most often used for academic or research positions, whereas resumes are the preferred documents in business and industry.

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Web Resume Advice – Making Your Resume Dynamic

by Donny Grover

Donald Grover Dynamic Web Resume
In the past when people focused on making their resume dynamic they meant putting action words and quantifying their experience. These things are great, but with a web resume you can get a lot more dynamic than that! Why not post a picture of yourself receiving an award right next to your accomplishments section where you state your award? They say a picture’s worth a thousand words; I say a picture’s worth at least a couple interviews!

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Pictures in the Cover Letter of your Web Resume

by Donny Grover

using a photo on your resume
This is another topic that web resumes have really changed compared to old school paper resumes. At Dynamic Web Resume, we highly suggest that you use a professional looking headshot picture on your web resume. You focus and our focus when making your web resume is to give the potential employer as much information about you as possible. What you look like is definitely part of that information. An employer feels more comfortable knowing what you look like when going into an interview. They reviewed your web resume seen your friendly and professional looking picture and are comfortable when they meet your for an interview. During the interview you want the interviewer to be focused on your qualifications not the fact that you look different than they expected.

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Web Resume Advice – Extras on your Resume

by Donny Grover


In your experience section of your resume you have years of tasks you have done that show yourself as an employee. You cannot “beef” that section up over the weekend. But, you can add other extras to your resume that will help you rise above your competition.

As resume professionals we, at Dynamic Web Resume, feel that employers see the same things over and over again on resumes. I work at company A for X years, worked really hard, did really well, and am ready to move into a position with more responsibility. There isn’t much you can do with your work experience when it comes to variety. Naturally, employers’ eyes will fall onto the extras of your web resume. The extras in a web resume are where you can get really creative and dazzle whoever is reviewing your resume.

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How to Use your Dynamic Web Resume

by Donny Grover

How To – Use your Dynamic Web Resume

   Using your Dynamic Web Resume is very simple. When you apply to positions by email simply put in a note explaining how you have a Dynamic Web Resume and provide them with a link. That’s it. They have the option to stay with the paper resume or go to your DWR. Obviously, some “old school” employers will pass over the DWR, but in today’s business world most employers know their way around the internet and will be impressed by your DWR.

   More and more these days companies are using web forms to get information about their potential employees. They all have either a place for links or comments section. You simply put in your DWR link in either of these spots. Post your link anywhere you want people to see your resume: facebook, myspace, or LinkedIn are some great examples.Get your resume out there and let all your friends know about your Dynamic Web Resume. About.com states, “At least 60% – some report even higher statistics – of all jobs are found by networking.” Please check out this great article on Job Search Networking by Alison Doyle.

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