Keywords play an important role in your resume and profile and should be included in your career summary. Let’s take for instance you are an Operations Manager looking for a new position. You could say:
“Operations Manager seeking position within an XYZ Corporation” but the only keyword in your summary is Operations Manager.
Now, here is a powerful resume profile full of keywords:
“Accomplished Operations Manager with documented history of leveraging expertise within _____ organizations. Noted success leading project teams to deliver on time and on budget while reducing 29% overhead costs and increasing service quality.“
While this specific resume summary may not apply to your specific situation, there are substantially more powerful keywords that leverage your resume profile above your competition. You can continue building your resume summary so that the decision-maker, hiring manager or recruiter fully understands your capabilities and what you bring to the table.