English at Work in Asia: Job Applications

Learn how to be successful in your job search in by creating a compelling CV / résumé and cover letter.

Course Description

This two-part job search course guides you on the path to career success. Based on interviews with industry professionals and experienced recruiters, Part 1 helps you create a compelling CV / résumé and job application. Part 2 helps you interview successfully. This job search course is for both native and non-native speakers of English. Native speakers will learn from industry professionals and recruiters about how to design effective CVs, résumés and cover letters and how to create a compelling online presence. Non-native speakers will also benefit from the English language input that is provided in each week of the course. Part 1 is followed by Part 2, English at Work in Asia: Preparing for a Job Interview, which covers how to succeed in job interviews so you trump the other candidates. Once you have your professiona... Read More »

This two-part job search course guides you on the path to career success. Based on interviews with industry professionals and experienced recruiters, Part 1 helps you create a compelling CV / résumé and job application. Part 2 helps you interview successfully.

This job search course is for both native and non-native speakers of English. Native speakers will learn from industry professionals and recruiters about how to design effective CVs, résumés and cover letters and how to create a compelling online presence. Non-native speakers will also benefit from the English language input that is provided in each week of the course.

Part 1 is followed by Part 2, English at Work in Asia: Preparing for a Job Interview, which covers how to succeed in job interviews so you trump the other candidates.

Once you have your professional knowledge and gained your experience, how you persuade others to believe that you are as good as you say you are is the challenge. Our instructors have had a 100% success rate in getting interviews and landing a job in Asia and we hope to share that experience with you. The course materials are designed based on our expertise as well as advice from accomplished professionals in the business, HR and academic field. Taking this course will bring you closer to getting that job.

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Course Outcomes:
  • Create captivating CVs and résumés
  • Create engaging cover letters
  • Create compelling online presence
  • Identifying how to succeed in the job search process
About Instructor:

Jessica Xia - English Language Instructor

Jessica Xia is an English Language Instructor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In her years in tertiary education, she has designed and taught Creative Writing, Academic English and Business Communication courses, integrating technology into an ELT curriculum. Aside from teaching, she has designed online independent learning workshops and self-assessment materials. Her professional interests include outcome-based teaching and learning approaches, psycholinguistics and catering for individual differences in second language learning.


Bee Dy - English Language Instructor

Bee Dy is an English Language Instructor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She teaches workplace communication, persuasive communication and other ELT courses. Prior to becoming an instructor, she had over seven years of experience across various business fields ranging from real estate management to finance and franchise business development in her hometown of San Francisco, California. Her current teaching and learning interests include e-learning and peer assessment methodologies.


Course Outline

Find out what industry professionals think are the qualities and attributes of a leader, and why creativity is important in job applications; learn what you should do before applying for a job, plus vocabulary related to ambition and how to modify your level of formality.
Know what you should put in a CV, and what should be left out. Learn different ways of ordering information in a CV, who you could use as a referee, plus vocabulary related to action verbs and HR buzz words.
Learn how a cover letter can effectively complement a CV and give you the edge. Get tips from recruiters, as well as language input about parallel structures, verb forms, tone and style.
Study the importance of an online presence when applying for jobs. Create your own online profile and expand your digital vocabulary.

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