Key words list for your LinkedIn profile or CV



The key words list for your LinkedIn profile or CV is becoming more useful because of the way algorithms are used by recruiters or LinkedIn and Google.

New business Internet research and job listings share some similar search attributes. 

Job listings include the abilities and competencies an applicant needs to be a good  hire. These skills become keywords used by recruiters and hiring managers as they search to quickly identify top candidates. 

Few people carefully read LinkedIn profiles and summary write-ups or CVs. 

They take a cursory glance and only dig deeper if past job titles or skills trigger their interest.

Common words searched for by LinkedIn or recruiter users

Recruiters have moved on from the old days of simple filter boxes and job titles on LinkedIn. 

Purchasing managers have done so as well as they both embrace Boolean search terms to expand their reach. 

In order to help those who are in sales to be “attractive” to clients or those seeking a new ob and wanting contact from hiring managers, this list may help.

Simply review your profile and summary write-up and check your use of adjectives and relevant terms. 

  • accounting
  • analytical
  • analytics
  • brand
  • budget
  • C (programming language)
  • certification
  • coaching
  • compliance
  • construction
  • consulting
  • content
  • contracts
  • controls
  • correspondence
  • customer service
  • database
  • design
  • distribution
  • documentation
  • engagement
  • engineering
  • finance
  • health
  • healthcare
  • inventory
  • legal
  • logistics
  • marketing
  • metrics
  • mobile
  • operations
  • policies
  • presentation
  • project management
  • regulations
  • regulatory
  • reporting
  • research
  • retail
  • safety
  • sales
  • scheduling
  • strategy
  • technical
  • testing
  • training
  • vendors
  • writing

Creative or innovation keywords for your LinkedIn profile or CV

  • Advanced
  • Conceive
  • Concept
  • Design
  • Deliver
  • Imaginative
  • Ingenious
  • Invent
  • Inventive
  • Leading
  • Model
  • Novel
  • Prototype
  • Prove
  • Repurpose
  • Revolutionary
  • Robust
  • Simple
  • Sophisticated
  • Unique

Analytical and critical thinking keywords for your LinkedIn profile or CV

Key words list for your LinkedIn profile or CV
  • Astute
  • Calculating
  • Complex
  • Decisive
  • Detail
  • Discerning
  • Insightful
  • Intelligent
  • Investigative
  • Logical
  • Methodical
  • Meticulous
  • Models
  • Objective
  • Perceptive
  • Practical
  • Strategic
  • Thoughtful
  • Tools

Effective keywords for your LinkedIn profile or CV

  • Accomplished
  • Adept
  • Capable
  • Effective
  • Influential
  • Impactful
  • Energetic
  • Expert
  • Productive
  • Skillful
  • Advanced
  • Competent
  • Constructive
  • Significant
  • Qualified
  • Cost-effective
  • Influential
  • Smooth
  • Quality
  • Economical
  • Instrumental
  • Skilled
  • Profitable
  • Superior
  • Fluent
  • Proficient
  • Strong

Reliability keywords for your LinkedIn profile or CV

  • Accurate
  • Disciplined
  • Resilient
  • Consistent
  • Grounded
  • Loyal
  • Steadfast
  • Dependable
  • Professional – can be over-used or used in a weak way
  • Sustainable
  • Diligent
  • Honest
  • Punctual

Teamwork keywords for your LinkedIn profile or CV

  • Amiable
  • Amicable
  • Calm
  • Cheerful
  • Cooperative
  • Collaborate
  • Courteous
  • Diplomatic
  • Honest
  • Positive
  • Respectful
  • Trustworthy
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Versatility keywords for your LinkedIn profile or CV

  • Adaptable
  • Agile
  • Capable
  • Fast
  • Flexible
  • Importance
  • Multifaceted
  • Prioritises
  • Resourceful

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Gentle reminder when updating your LinkedIn profile

Write your profile for your next job or to attract the person you want to be in contact.

You want the target person you want when visiting your profile to do so because of your headline.

That small snippet is the first judgement decision.

One example some have had success with is:

  • Proven xxxxxxxx, specialising in xxxx, xxxxx and xxxxx. Enjoyed recognisable success on xxxx projects and xxxxxx.

It is a little basic but it states what is true and is far more powerful than:

  • International Sales Director, European Sales

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