Simple Resume Writing Strategies to Get More Interviews
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Simple Resume Writing Strategies to Get More Interviews

Rethink everything to get your application noticed in today's competitive job market
4.3 (5 ratings)
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87 students enrolled
Created by Rob Deptford
Last updated 6/2019
English
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You should be able to create a compelling resume for any career level in any industry
  • You should be able to apply concepts in order to restructure old resume information to make it more effective for today's job competitions
  • You should have a better understanding of how each area of your resume can help or hurt your chances
  • You should understand how to optimize your resume for digital screening done with applicant tracking software
  • You will learn how you can structure your resume in order to get the attention of recruiters and hiring managers
  • You will understand how to write a better cover letter for today's job market
Requirements
  • You should be comfortable using computers and word processing software
  • You should understand how to navigate the Internet
  • Basic knowledge of social media is an asset
Description

With job applications increasingly happening online, we can't rely on fancy fonts or colored paper to make our resume stand out in a sea of applicants like people did a generation ago. The new reality is that applicant tracking software (ATS) usually makes the first cut to the applicant pool based on keywords, and the first real person to view your resume is likely only skimming it for a few seconds.

We need to know how to create resumes that can beat that system!

Content is king, and how we present it can make a huge difference in whether we get passed over or invited for an interview.

In this course, you will learn why resume content is king, and that traditional resume formats and total number of pages should be the least of your worries. You will learn how to create resume content that has a high chance of beating ATS systems and gets noticed immediately.

If you're starting from scratch, you'll get step-by-step instruction for every must-have section, and some tips on a few optional sections that might enhance your message.

If you're working from an existing resume, we'll look at how you can transform old work history duties and responsibilities into more compelling information by asking yourself one simple question.

As well, captivate your resume readers by learning and applying a key strategy that has been used for years in the newspaper and magazine industries to grab attention.

Whether you're looking for your first job, moving through mid to senior career levels, or contemplating a complete career change, the strategies in this course can help!

Who this course is for:
  • Job seekers, corporate ladder climbers, career changers, career development advisers, and anyone who wants to improve their job application results.
Course content
Expand all 14 lectures 01:01:05
+ BONUS MINI COURSE: Better Cover Letters for Today's Selection Processes
4 lectures 10:07

How can I get my cover letter noticed? Will the automated computer system (applicant tracking system) recognize my cover letter? Do recruiters even read cover letters anymore? Here's a quick overview of three short lessons on what you can do better with that sheet you've been submitting with your resume for years.

Preview 00:22

Is the cover letter a vanishing piece of the job application process? Yes. And no.

Preview 03:08

Your business jargon and stuffy format won't win anyone's attention.

Preview 00:58

Make your cover letter easily readable in seconds, and make an impact.

Preview 05:39
+ MAIN COURSE: Simple Resume Writing Strategies to Get More Interviews
10 lectures 50:58

If you learned anything at all about resumes years ago, unlearn it. Your five pages of every detail about your background will quickly get tossed aside in today's selection processes. You need to play by the new rules of the game.

Overview: What You Thought You Knew About Resumes Doesn't Work Anymore
02:28

Most people think they need a resume in order to get a job. Not exactly. Let's examine its true purpose.

Why do You Even Need a Resume?
05:54

How should your resume be laid out? How long should your resume be? How long is a piece of string? There's no single correct answer, but there are some important considerations.

Look, Feel and Readability Makes a HUGE Difference
05:34

Your contact information still belongs on top of your resume, but do you know exactly what needs to be there for modern selection processes, and why? Also, learn what information is no longer necessary.

Things You Didn't Consider About What Goes on Top of the Page
07:27

A look at a resume mainstay that needs to go away, except in rare circumstances.

Objective Statements are Dead
02:37

The game has changed. You need to practically spell out your fit for a job in a way that's easy for a recruiter or hiring manager to understand. Let's look at some ways to do that.

Your Highest Value to an Employer
05:39

The laundry list of previous jobs, duties and responsibilities isn't enough. It needs to be substantially enhanced. Here's how.

Make Your Work History Have Impact
05:12

Education and training is your foundation. It's what helped launch your career, and it's what helps your career evolve. It's not just about degrees, diplomas and certificates.

Education and Training can Include More Than You Might Expect
04:51

Personal interests, hobbies, awards, etc. may still have a place on your resume despite some opinions, but it's all in how you present them.

Optional Sections to Add if You Have Space
04:47

Yes, you need references. No, they should not be on your resume. Here's how to make your references most effective.

References
06:29