Human resources managers were surveyed again recently to identify the keywords most frequently searched when screening resumes. The top searches are:
- Problem-solving/decision making (56 percent)
- Leadership (44 percent)
- Oral/written communications (40 percent)
- Team-building (33 percent)
- Performance and productivity improvement (31 percent)
Job hunters eager to get noticed are busy inserting these words in the electronic versions of their resumes and CVs. Each of these words or phrases represents a skill or capability that we begin to learn when we are young, and develop throughout our lives. They are clearly more important than transient technologies or management fads. But they are only words.
Time-strapped HR managers either need new tools that help them screen candidates' talents, experiences, and potential--beyond keywords--or they need a more personal approach.
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder.com between November 17 and December 11, 2006 among 360 hiring managers. Survey story