From cloud computing to omnichannel marketing, from bread crumbs to supply-side platform (SSP), digital terms continue to enter our vocabulary to describe the latest in technology and how to use, measure, and control it.
When you use digital terms on your resume, you need to:
- Know how digital terms are used in your industry and in the job you want. Digital vocabulary is wide-ranging and complicated. Check the websites of companies in your industry, read job postings and advertisements, and research company employees online to know which digital terms are important for your resume.
- Be certain about what the most relevant terms mean. Do you know the meaning and relevance of machine learning, artificial intelligence, eCommerce, CMS (content management system), omnichannel, mobile marketing, PPC (pay per click), or UX (user experience)? Never throw digital terms into your resume just because they are popular or make you sound knowledgeable.
- Back up your familiarity with relevant terms by referring to your own experience. Your accomplishments are what matters, not your ability to memorize the latest and greatest digital terms.
- Keep buzzwords and acronyms under control—you never know how comfortable your audience is with the latest technology. If you define technology by what you accomplished with it, your audience will understand your value even if the language itself is unfamiliar.
- Make sure your resume presents you as well-rounded, with more than digital know-how. You also need soft skills, especially the ability to communicate your technical knowledge. If you struggle to explain what you do in a resume, how can you explain it to, say, a client or a C-level executive in real life?
Are you struggling to show that you are savvy with digital resumes and digital terms? With a BS in Chemical Engineering and a concentration in writing from MIT, I have the perspective you need to balance digital terms and technology with clear communications. Contact Robin’s Resumes® today.