Introduction to Resumes & Cover Letters

A Free Introductory Course To Mastering Resumes & Cover Letters

Introduction to Resumes & Cover Letters

Course Description

Become familiar with many key principals, concepts, and trends in job application materials for markets across the globe. A FREE course designed for young professionals or those transferring from one industry or position to another who want to refresh their understanding of the job application process and modern expectations for CVs, resumes, and cover letters.   Gain key insight into both cover letters and resumes or CVs with this FREE introductory course for anyone interested in getting ahead in their chosen career.   Learn the focus and organization of modern cover letters Discover where and how to ask for that all-important interview Learn how to choose your ideal CV or resume format Grab recruiter’s attention with a customized profile Better represent your best and most relevant ... Read More »

Become familiar with many key principals, concepts, and trends in job application materials for markets across the globe. A FREE course designed for young professionals or those transferring from one industry or position to another who want to refresh their understanding of the job application process and modern expectations for CVs, resumes, and cover letters.

 

Gain key insight into both cover letters and resumes or CVs with this FREE introductory course for anyone interested in getting ahead in their chosen career.

 

  • Learn the focus and organization of modern cover letters
  • Discover where and how to ask for that all-important interview
  • Learn how to choose your ideal CV or resume format
  • Grab recruiter’s attention with a customized profile
  • Better represent your best and most relevant work history

 

Secure your dream job with key insights into modern job application documents

 

Take a beginner’s examination of some of the key concepts that inform both modern cover letters and resumes with this FREE introductory course designer to launch your professional journey. Discover first-hand what to focus on to catch a recruiter’s attention – both in your resume and your cover letter.

 

A brief introductory course you can easily complete in under an hour that’s packed full of powerful techniques, insights, and tips on how to take your cover letter and resume to the next level. Covers key issues like the focus of your documents, what goes where and why, how to begin your resume, and how to sign off with your cover letter.

 

“That’s some amazingly valuable info! The fact you are just giving it away for FREE is the best. Sign me up for more please!” – Corey Fisher

 

“I finally feel like I know what to do when I sit down to apply for a job. Though it’s just an introductory course, there is plenty here to make it well worth your time.” – Mark Novak

 

Content and Overview

 

Eight+ lectures covering a solid and thorough introduction to both the modern resume and the job application cover letter. Over half an hour of video lectures packed full of all kinds of key information on the focus, organization, and content of your job application materials.

 

Begin your professional journey with insider tips about what recruiters and hiring managers are looking for and what to see when they receive a job application in today’s increasingly global job market. Includes downloadable resources to help you pick the best format for your resume, bonus lectures, and annotated video lectures that highlight key information visually to improve understanding and retention.

 

Once you’ve completed this FREE introductory course, you’ll better understand how the modern job market has transformed today’s resumes, CVs, and cover letters and be better equipped with key strategies that will help you cut through the noise of the internet and thousands of other applicants so you can speak directly and meaningfully with your potential employer when it counts most.

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Course Outcomes:
  • Better understand and work with both their resume/CV and cover letter with insight into key areas, concerns, and sections that modern recruiters and hiring managers care the most about.
Course Details:

Target Audience

Anyone who is entering the job search market, looking to switch directions with their career, needing to add new experience to their resume, or who simply wants an updated, more modern CV or resume.

Access Timeframe

Full Lifetime Access
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

Certificate of Completion

Format of Certification

Digital

Professional Association/Affiliation

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Method of Obtaining Certification

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About Instructor:

Clark Waggoner - Creative Consultant, Editor, Language & IBE Specialist

Course Outline

A bit more about me and my expertise in cover letters and resumes.

An overview of what parts of the modern cover letter this brief introductory course focuses on and why.

A deep dive into what recruiters and hiring managers are concerned and must deal with when they go through your cover letter to better aide your understanding of why its so important to have a particular organization.

This lecture goes into the final paragraph of your cover letter and discusses what you need to do to ensure you are leaving a great impression and giving yourself your best chance at getting them to ask you in for an interview. It covers strategies on how to ask for the interview as well.

In response to feedback, I'm adding Section Review Quizzes to all my courses! This quiz is your opportunity to practice what you are learning! This section review quiz is just that. I'll present you with some situations you may end up in when working on your cover letter and ask you how to best handle it.

A brief overview of what we'll cover and why it's important in your resume or CV.

A deep-dive into the different types of content-focused resumes to help you identify which will likely work best for your particular career. Includes additional resources in attached PDF.

Here we take a close look at the first section in your resume - your profile. We'll discuss strategies, tips, and best-practices to help you start your resume out on the right foot with a strong focus on the relevant content recruiters and hiring managers are looking for.

A deep-dive into the professional history section of your resume and how to best list your experience, skills and highlights.

In response to feedback, I'm adding Section Review Quizzes to all my courses! This quiz is your opportunity to practice what you are learning! This section review quiz is just that. I'll present you with some situations you may end up in when working on your resume or CV and ask you how to best handle it.

A discussion of additional strategies, resources, and courses not included in the normal lecture.

Technical Requirements

All you need for this course is a word processor you feel comfortable editing and working with documents in and a PDF viewer to read some of the supplemental materials included with the course.

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