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.
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 11/2016 English

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.

What are the 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Compose, update, and customize focused, effective, and highly-engaging resumes/CVs that showcase and highlight relevant skills and career achievements.

What 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.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.



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

Section 1: Making Your Job Search Work For You

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.

Section 2: Your Resume

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.


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.


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.

Section 3: What Goes In The Different Sections Of Your Resume

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Section 4: Moving Forward

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.


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.


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.

Section 5: Bonus Section

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.

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Instructor Biography

Clark Waggoner, 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.

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