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Job Search Skills - Preparing Your Resume and Cover Letter

Learn valuable skills on how to write your perfect résumé and cover letter from this free online course.

Publisher: Saylor Academy
This free online course on Preparing your Cover Letter and Resume will teach you how to ace your cover letter and resume as well as the essential aspects for landing your perfect job. In this course you will learn how to cultivate the ability to plan, design, and write the perfect resume and perfect cover letter. The biggest thing that stands between you and your dream job is a great job application.
Job Search Skills - Preparing Your Resume and Cover Letter
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
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This free online course first breaks down the job application process, so you can ensure that you identify and apply for the right job. It then goes through the essential elements of a resume, showing you how to design a professional header and layout, write a concise outline of your background, and format your resume differently depending on what kind of job you are applying for. Then you will learn about the cover letter planning and design, before giving you the examples to work with.

Furthermore, you will learn how to conduct essential research for a job application. This will include how to find specific industries, functions, and geographies of interest to you; so that you can make a great application for the job you really want. Then, you will be shown how to quantify your accomplishments and create a resume that proves your worth to employers. Finally, you will learn the techniques for clear and simple writing to get your resume and cover letter noticed. By the end of the course, you will know exactly how to make a professional and impressive job application.

The ability to plan, design, and write the perfect resume and cover letter is one of the most valuable skills you can have in life. Everyone is searching for their dream job, and one of the biggest things that stands between you and that job is a great job application. This online course is for anyone interested in learning how to write a resume and cover letter that will help them get the dream job. Enroll in this online course today and gain knowledge and skills on best practices to write an effective resume and cover letter.

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