Job Search Skills - Preparing Your Resume and Cover Letter - Revised
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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.Start Course Now
Identify your Job Target
Identifying your Job Target - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Identifying your Job Search
Three Elements of a Well-Defined Target
Importance of Multiple Targets
Identifying your Target Job - Lesson Summary
Creating a Résumé
Learning Outcomes - Creating a Résumé
Introduction to Creating your Marketing Campaign
Résumé: Purpose and Goal of a Résumé
Résumé: Header, Objective and Education Section
Résumé: Work Experience, Skill and References
Résumé: Formats, Including Functional Résumés
Creating a Résumé - Lesson Summary
Creating a Cover Letter
Creating a Cover Letter - Learning Outcomes
Cover Letter Preliminary Work
Job Description Sample
The Cover Letter Template
Creating a Cover Letter - Lesson Summary
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 resume 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 resume that proves your worth to employers
- Describe the importance of clarity when writing a resume
- Conduct the preliminary work needed to write a cover letter that has purpose and gets noticed
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