Building a Compelling Resume or CV
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Building a Compelling Resume or CV

From top to bottom, learn everything you need to make your resume a winner from an expert in the industry.
5.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
9 students enrolled
Created by Clark Waggoner
Last updated 4/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Compose, update, and customize focused, effective, and highly-engaging resumes/CVs that showcase and highlight relevant skills and career achievements.
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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.
Description

Master your CV or resume with in depth discussions of everything you need to do to catch a modern recruiters eye. A comprehensive course including lectures, examples, and valuable resources that cover how to build a knock-out resume or CV from top to bottom.

Build, update, and refocus your CV or resume for individual job listings with this specialized course for career-minded professionals looking for a competitive edge in their industry.

  • Give your resume or CV the focus it needs to keep a hiring manager’s attention
  • Learn what you should put where and why
  • Discover tips and techniques for how to handle gaps in your work history
  • Understand the different types of resumes or CVs and which is best for you


Laser-focus your resume or CV on what recruiters want to see

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to resumes and CVs. Everyone’s career path is a little different, so naturally their resumes are different as well. The key to standing out today is understanding what elements of the modern resume are best used to leverage your particular work history, career path, and industry. Landing an interview in the face of fierce competition requires a resume that does a better job of showing potential employers you are the candidate they should spend their time interviewing than those you are competing against – something this course will teach you to do.

Each year the game changes, and your resume needs to change with it. This deep dive into your resume will leave no stone uncovered as it provides perspectives, tips, and examples of the most effective way to stand out from even the fiercest competition.

“Clark showed me some amazing techniques on how to quickly focus my resume on exactly what employers were looking for and taught me that all the information in the world won’t help me if it isn’t relevant to meeting their needs.” – Marjan Ghorbanian

"The first lesson Clark taught me, and probably one of the most important, was how to put myself in the recruiter's shoes." – Martín Alexanco

Content and Overview

More than 14 lectures with over an hour of discussions covering everything you need to include in a resume or CV. Discussions of the different types of resumes, what you should put where, how to describe achievements, whether or not you can use color, how to prepare for an ATS, best practices to ensure your resume is easily readable on mobile devices, and everything else you’ve ever wanted to know about your resume or CV but didn’t know who to ask.

You’ll learn first-hand what to put where, how to pitch yourself, the best way to focus the beginning of your resume, where and how to modify each time you send it out, whether or not your professional history or education should go first, and more. From the format and organization to best practices for bullets, the course covers it all. Give yourself the confidence you deserve the next time you send out your CV for a job application.

In addition to an hour+ of lectures, downloadable resources include documents to help you describe your best achievements, determine the best format type for your resume, and even an example resume with tons of information packed into it for easy reference.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is currently in the job market and has a basic understanding of what a resume/CV does for them will get the most out of this course. If you have no experience to the modern job market, some of this information may be too advanced, but the course still makes a good starting place. If you are highly skilled with CVs/Resumes and have no problem locking down job interviews, you probably don’t need this course at this time.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 16 Lectures Collapse All 16 Lectures 01:10:49
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Making Your Job Search Work For You
2 Lectures 08:10

A brief introduction to the course and to myself as an instructor and my qualifications.

Preview 01:40

We start our course with a deep dive into the power that focus can bring to your resume before discussing just how important achievements can be, and how to best formulate them to include in your resume or CV.

Preview 06:30
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Your Resume
4 Lectures 14:44

Though often used interchangeably with one another, there are a few general differences between a resume and a CV. This lectures discusses the most significant differences and when you need to be most aware of them.

The Difference Between a Resume and a CV
02:30

A discussion of the two basic types of resumes out there (content focused and graphic designed) as well as which is best for what type of position and why.

Different Types of Resumes Pros & Cons
03:48

There are all kinds of CV or resume formats like a chronological resume, a combination resume, and functional resume, a targeted resume, and more. In this lecture, we examine the difference to understand why there is no one-size-fits-all format for your CV or resume as well as help you decide which works best for your particular career.

Different Types of Content-Focused Resumes
05:16

In this lecture, we take a look at some best practices as you prepare to write and customize your CV or resume to ensure it's as powerful and persuasive as possible. Includes tips on what to research and where, how to handle honesty, and more.

Preview 03:10

To give you a chance to practice what you've learned and review key concepts, each section of this course has a section review quiz. Each quiz is 3 - 7 questions long and focuses on information directly from the lectures in their respective sections.

Section 2 Review Quiz
5 questions
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What Goes In The Different Sections Of Your Resume
6 Lectures 30:35

Each lecture in section three goes deep into a specific part of your resume/CV. In this lecture, we look specifically at best practices for how to start your resume off and what is helpful to include at the top of your resume.

The Top: Your Name & Information
06:37

Each lecture in section three goes deep into a specific part of your resume/CV. In this lecture, we look specifically at your profile, which is the modern evolution of an objective statement. We'll discuss what you need to convey in this section and how to best customize it each time you send out your CV/resume to a new employer.

Your Profile
04:49

Each lecture in section three goes deep into a specific part of your resume/CV. In this lecture we look at how to build a customizeable competencies/skills/achievements section (depending on your current experience and advancement in your career) and how to build a compelling, focused, and relevant presentation of your best professional traits and skills.

Your Relevant Skills / Core Competencies / Featured Achievements Section
05:45

Each lecture in section three goes deep into a specific part of your resume/CV. In this lecture we'll cover best practices for your professional work history. What to include, where, and how based upon what employers are looking for specifically.

Professional History
06:03

Each lecture in section three goes deep into a specific part of your resume/CV. In this lecture, we'll look in-depth at tips and techniques for including your education, certifications, and on-going professional development in order to put your best foot forward.

Education & Certifications
04:52

Each lecture in section three goes deep into a specific part of your resume/CV. In this lecture, we cover all the other misc. sections that people often include in their CVs and resumes and cover best practices on whether or not you really need them.

Additional Sections
02:29

To give you a chance to practice what you've learned and review key concepts, each section of this course has a section review quiz. Each quiz is 3 - 7 questions long and focuses on information directly from the lectures in their respective sections.

Section 3 Review Quiz
7 questions
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Moving Forward
3 Lectures 10:59

Some key pointers to keep in mind as you work with your cover letter and resume and try to ensure they are always easy to read and open by potential recruiters and hiring managers.

Working with the Document and Converting File Types
02:57

Best practices for keeping your CV or resume up to date and quickly customizing it so that it excels at standing out from the crowd and catching the attention of your potential employer without having to write a new one from scratch each time you find a new job you are interested in.

Revising these Documents
03:27

Some last minute advice on how to start doing the things in your career right now that will build your resume or CV with compelling and relevant content that helps you stand out from similarly qualified candidates.

Identifying Career Building Opportunities Both on the Job and Outside of it
04:35

To give you a chance to practice what you've learned and review key concepts, each section of this course has a section review quiz. Each quiz is 3 - 7 questions long and focuses on information directly from the lectures in their respective sections.

Section 4 Review Quiz
4 questions
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Bonus Section
1 Lecture 06:23

Information about how to continue to improve your use and understanding of job application documents like cover letters and resumes/CVs. Includes tips and real-world examples from past clients who have succeeded at landing interviews they initially would never have thought possible.

Bonus Lecture
06:23
About the Instructor
Clark Waggoner
4.3 Average rating
160 Reviews
3,809 Students
5 Courses
Creative Consultant, Editor, Language & IBE Specialist

Writer, Editor, Creative Consultant specialized in English composition and content development for businesses, websites, and artistic personalities. 

Worked as a tutor to international business professional and students alike on English, writing, and language. 

Over 7 years of experience serving clients from around the globe on writing related projects of all kinds and sizes. Particularly focused in providing English expertise for international businesses, crowdfunding content creation, and technology-related writing.

Sole developer of International Business English (IBE) Udemy courses focused on teaching international businessmen and women stronger competencies in key areas of business English in order to better compete in native English-speaking markets.