Create an effective resume or improve the one you already have. Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you interviews. Learn different resume formats and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Make the most of your work experience and discover how to use references to your advantage. This course includes the use of online resumes and is invaluable for anyone who wants to create their own resume, or learn how to write resumes and cover letters for profit.
Become familiar with six sections of the resume: Heading, objective, education, work experience, special skills, and references. Learn how to utilize each one to market yourself to prospective employers. Then you will outline skills such as: work, education, internships, volunteering, and extracurricular activities, and edit those sown to the ones most relevant to employment.
Cover the rules of resume and learn what to include. Then you’ll learn about the chronological resume, where you will list work experience in reverse chronological order. You will also learn how to minimize a gap in work history.
Look at two other resume formats and learn how to covert your resume to suit the job you are looking for. Then you will concentrate on your own resume and learn how to set up the heading, write a persuasive objective, develop career profiles and create summaries of your qualifications.
Begin by looking at examples of reference letters and look at the difference between a regular reference and a sealed reference. You will learn to create a reference sheet and learn how to refer to your references on your resume. Then you’ll learn how to best market yourself to a potential employer by being persuasive and specific when describing your features and benefits.
You’ll learn about technical resumes for jobs like engineering, data processing and other technical and management careers. Then you’ll learn three methods that employers use to locate a job candidate on the Internet. You will go over keywords and other online resume tips and well as how to protect yourself on the Internet.
Learn how to write an effective cover letter. Finally you will take a critical look at the resume you’ve been working on this entire course. By the end of this lesson, your resume will be ready to present to prospective employers.
Prerequisites / Requirements
Experience with any version of Microsoft Word.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.
- PC: Windows XP or later.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (We recommend Firefox or Chrome).
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional material requirements:
- The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
WHEN CAN I GET STARTED?
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE EACH LESSON?
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
WHAT IF I NEED AN EXTENSION?
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.