Introduction to Resumes & Cover Letters

A Free Introductory Course To Mastering Resumes & Cover Letters
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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (1,932 ratings)
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36min of on-demand video
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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.


  • 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.


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.

Who this course is for:

  • 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.


Creative Consultant, Editor, Language & IBE Specialist
Clark Waggoner
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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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