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Job Search Skills - Preparing Your Résumé and Cover Letter

Personal Development
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This course is designed for anyone who wants to undertake a job application campaign to successfully acquire a new job.

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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 enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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