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Job Search Skills - Preparing Your Résumé and Cover Letter

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  • Job Search Skills - Preparing Your Résumé and Cover Letter is a course which is designed for anyone who wants to undertake a job application campaign to successfully acquire a new job. The course breaks down the job application process, so you can ensure that you can identify and apply for your ideal job. This course describes ways of identifying your ideal job target by focusing on a specific industry, function, and geography to ensure that the job will suit your personal requirements. This course also describes the importance of having a well written résumé and cover letter to demonstrate to any potential employer that you are the best candidate for the position. This course will be of great interest to anyone who is actively looking for employment and those who are already in employment but are considering applying for a new position.

  • Having completed this course the learner will be able to: - Describe the importance of a structure to categorize the very broad job market; - Describe the importance of translating your job interests to the three-element structure; - Describe how to find specific industries, functions, and geographies of interest; - Describe how a résumé is a marketing document that sells your candidacy and represents you when you are not there; - List specific ideas on how to quantify your accomplishments and create a résumé that proves your worth to employers; - Describe the importance of clarity when writing a résumé; - Conduct the preliminary work needed to write a cover letter that has purpose and gets noticed.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results


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