Career Boost: How To Create A Job Winning CV/Resume
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Career Boost: How To Create A Job Winning CV/Resume

Double your chances of landing a job interview by using simple techniques that will put you ahead of the competition
4.3 (20 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.
1,425 students enrolled
Created by Fred Williams
Last updated 12/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the difference between a 'normal, cv/resume and a targeted cv/resume
  • Learn how to double your chances of being called for a job interview
  • Develop your ability to tell your story and sell yourself without sounding arrogant
  • Avoid the typical mistakes that stop most people from landing an interview
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  • Students do not need to download any software
  • Students do not need to prepare anything ahead of taking this course

"The course is presented in great way, everything is almost perfect. Using some real cases in explaining some point is really good. The information which are presented are well organized so it is easy to remember."

"Thanks for your inputs. I will remember to be a little bit boring (won't crack too many jokes) and go detail out the stories of certain situations related to my abilities. It was a fun workshop and got to know the little things I need to change in my CV. Thanks again!

  • 10,000 + students on Udemy
  • 250 reviews with an average of 4.4/5
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Hello and welcome!

This course is designed to simplify the best practices of CV/Resume writing so you can understand how to improve your chances of getting a positive reaction to your job applications.

Understand the art of CV/Resume/Cover Letter writing using proven, simple and effective techniques.

  • Discover the simple mistakes that cost job applicants the chance to interview
  • Learn how to become a hiring manager's dream candidate (hint: it's simple..)
  • Find out what it means to change your CV/Resume from 'normal' to 'outstanding'
  • Learn the correct way to conduct research for your job applications
  • Understand the subtle tricks that can double your chances of getting an interview

Knowing how to properly draft a CV/Resume and Cover Letter is an essential element of today's competitive job market.

In the course you will learn how to avoid the standard mistakes that are commonly made by job applicants when submitting their CV/Resume/Cover Letter.

From understanding the basics, through to learning simple techniques, you will leave this course ready to sell yourself to the job market.

I designed this course to offer you an easy to follow, comprehensive guide to writing the best possible CV/Resume/Cover Letter.  Job hunting is a topic that can be made complicated very quickly. This is why I have prepared slide presentations with a running commentary, so you can enjoy the visuals and explanations that go with them.

I hope you enjoy learning the basics, and I look forward to connecting with students who have any requirements or questions.

Recent Udemy feedback

"I'm very impressed with how many great tips there were in this short course. Good job. This guy clearly knows what he's talking about. I was going to give it 4.5 stars for being too short -- but I thought that didn't make sense since what is there is excellent.... Just what I've been looking for."

"Great Mentor, and also the good method of teaching. I am a 16+ kid from India and I was looking for the way that could help me get some basic awareness about starting a business and the responsibilities of an entrepreneur. Got some extra info regarding marketings and steps to follow to reach out the correct audience. What to do and what not and even got to know more about the personal point of views from a bunch of successful persons. Overall: A quick course and very helpful for getting the rough ideas and guideline for becoming an entrepreneur."

"Good information and very motivational. Once I started I couldn't stop till I watched all of them."

Who is the target audience?
  • This course will be very beneficial for students looking for their first job
  • This course will also benefit those who have started their careers but are keen to take the next step and land a new job
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Curriculum For This Course
34 Lectures
Help Yourself By Helping Others
2 Lectures 05:24

An easy mistake job seekers make is thinking about themselves. It sounds stupid, especially as you are the one selling yourself and looking for work but have you ever taken the time to consider other people? In this lecture you'll discover why it's so important.

Preview 02:38

Look at what happens when we monitor the eyes of real life recruiters to discover which cv format works best.

Preview 02:46
Debunking The Myths Of Job Hunting
4 Lectures 06:45

I see it all the time, in every job description I read. Why do companies tell white lies in their job descriptions and why do you need to learn how to read between the lines? Learn more with this lecture.

Why Do Companies Lie About What They Want?

If your idea of job hunting is to sit passively at the computer then I've got a wake up call for you. There are many more ways to land your dream job, so stop standing in line.

Stop Queueing For Your Dream Job!

Don't obsess over your education. Your A grade in History is most likely not going to help you in the real corporate world.

Education Is Not Everything

I Need To Include Every Job I've Ever Had In My CV/Resume
Conducting Your Research
4 Lectures 08:29

In this lecture we'll look at the importance of treating every job application as an individual project. If you simply 'blast' your email out without going through the right steps, you're jeopardising your chances of landing the role you want.

Preview 01:36

Industry news, developments. It's all important to know. In this lecture you'll also learn that some people can be incredibly stupid when it comes to choosing which company they apply for!

Preview 02:37

Practice: Doing Your Research
The Basics Of CV/Resume Writing
11 Lectures 26:11
Introduction To The Basics Of CV Writing

This goes in line with the advice of thinking about others. A CV that's easy to read puts you in a good light with the recruiter, but a CV that makes someone work hard....... that's another story.

Make Your CV Easy To Read

At first glance, this cv/resume looks okay. So what's the problem?

A Surprising Example Of A Bad CV/Resume

Why would you give a hiring manager or recruiter more work to do? They're busy enough, so treat them well and they will treat you well!

Keep It Short & Sweet

Example Of Short & Sweet

No explanation necessary (I hope). But if you want more, then I suggest you watch this lecture!

Write In The First Person

Humans thrive on order, not chaos. Don't put someone off by listing the major events of your life in a hard to follow order. 

Present Things In A Logical Order

We all have reasons as to why we're not working every single day of our lives. However, when it comes to examining CV's, the hiring managers and recruiters tend to be more cynical.

Dealing With 'Gaps' In Your CV/Resume

Following on from the previous lecture, we will take a look at some practical examples of answering questions related to gaps in your cv/resume.

Examples: How To Address 'Gaps' In Your CV/Resume

Poor spelling and/or grammar is by far the quickest way for you to be rejected.

Spelling, Grammar & Proofreading

Nowadays, it's not unusual for CV's to have a photo. But choosing the right photo can be the difference between an interview or a straight rejection.

The Selfie...
Small Details That Make A Difference
4 Lectures 09:42
Small Details Introduction

These are tiny details, but watch the lecture and discover some of the most common mistakes applicants make when submitting their CV.

Format & Label Your CV Correctly

It seems like fun at the time, but a dumb email address can cost you the chance of an interview.

Don't Use A Stupid Email Address

We all use them without thinking. Why? Find out why too many bizz words can affect your chances of landing the interview.

The Problem With 'Buzz Words'
Highlighting Your Achievements
4 Lectures 11:29

Ensuring your CV/Resume is focused on the job you're targeting is essential. The same focus is required when it comes to talking about your personal achievements.

Are Your Achievements Relevant?

One way to put yourself in a weaker position is failing to elaborate on what you've achieved. Can you actually say with certainty, that your personal efforts have helped a business to save or make money? 

How Did You Make A Difference? Quantify!

This simple but brilliant formula is the best way of bringing out all the necessary details that might be missing from your application.

The 'What/So What?' Formula

Practice: Identifying Your Achievements
Writing A Cover Letter
5 Lectures 10:51
Introduction To The Cover Letter Section

Why do we actually write cover letters? It's simple.

The Purpose Of Your Cover Letter

Learn the effective model used in traditional advertising that will help make your cover letter stand out from the crowd.

Use The A.I.D.A Model

How Long Should My Cover Letter Be?

Failing to customise your cover letter is a sure fire way to send your application to the 'no' pile.

Customise Your Cover Letter
About the Instructor
Fred Williams
4.5 Average rating
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19,453 Students
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Founder Of English Made Simple

Hi! My name's Fred, I'm a former advertising professional and the founder/creator of the 'English Made Simple' courses on Udemy. 

'English Made Simple' was created to provide ESL students with simple courses to help them develop in all areas of the English language. I love creating the courses and hearing all of your feedback.

I'm confident that each one of my courses will help you on your language learning journey but If you're not completely satisfied, you can request a full refund.

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