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Job Search Skills - Preparing Your Résumé and Cover Letter Free Course

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Job Search Skills - Preparing Your Résumé and Cover Letter is a free online 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 share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 4 )
  • Job Search Skills - Resource Documents
  • Module 1: Identifying Your Job Target
    • Learning Outcomes - Identifying your Job Target
    • Introduction
    • Three Elements of a Well-Defined Target
    • Importance of Multiple Targets
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: 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
    • Résumé: Work Experience, Skill and References
    • Résumé: Formats, Including Functional Résumés
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: Creating a Cover Letter
    • Learning Outcomes - Creating a Cover Letter
    • Cover Letter Preliminary Work
    • Job Description Sample
    • The Cover Letter Template
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 4: Job Search Skill - Preparing Your Résumé and Cover Letter Assessment
    • Job Search Skills - Assessment
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Module 4: Job Search Skill - Preparing Your Résumé and Cover Letter Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this course.
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    Saylor Foundation

  • Video


  • Audio


  • Assessment


  • Certification


  • Price


  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive


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