To position your resume near the top of an employer's
tall stack of potential applicants, you need to do some
research on job specific terminology and related
keywords so you can adjust both your Cover Letter and
Resume accordingly. Thunder Page provides all the tools
required to accomplish both.
First of all - as a research tool, it has the
capabilities to fully analyze a help wanted classified
ad and return specific data in the form of two lists -
each list containing every non-stop* word associated
with the ad. The first list is sorted alphabetically,
the second by occurrence (word count). We let you be the
judge as to which words and phrases are vital (keywords
to be focused on) through visual analysis coupled with
personal experience in that field of expertise.
Secondly - Thunder Page allows you to add words (and
phrases) to create a keyword list based on the content
of that ad. That keyword list would then be used for
analysis of your Cover Letter and Resume. As an example,
was "controls engineer" mentioned in the ad
but not found in your resume? You might have missed it
and with this software application, you'll know for sure
and can include it.
Third point - Compiling a keyword list from several
different help wanted ads will probably introduce terms
and phrases you may have overlooked. That's one of the
things that makes this software so unique and valuable.
You can literally analyze several ads and compile a
comprehensive keyword list in under a minute or two.
Finally - Once your keyword list has been compiled,
you can analyze your cover letter and resume
objectively, observing first hand both the keywords that
have been included and those omitted.
Below is a screen shot of a sample analysis on a job
search performed for "maintenance
electrician". The help wanted ad is displayed in
the Word Frequency Analyzer window while the resume is
examined in the main window. Note how the keywords can
be highlighted in different colors and how the
background shading can be adjusted.
Thunder Page is available to try for free for 14
days. You can download
the fully functional trial version here.