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How to Write a Killer CV

A practical, walk through guide to writing a highly professional CV (or resume) from scratch.
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Created by Blair Grove
Last updated 2/2014
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This course is a highly practical walk through of the CV writing process, from start to finish. It assumes no prior knowledge or experience of CV writing, and will demonstrate how you can write a powerfully professional CV that will help you get your next job!

The course is almost exclusively video based, but over time an archive of supplementary materials such as CV templates and other goodies will be developed which will be available to anyone irrespective of when they purchased the course.

The course can actually be completed in a single day, and has been written based on the idea that you will be working through the process of writing your own CV as you learn. Access to the course is permanent, so the videos and materials can be referred to again and again if need be.

Who is the target audience?
  • Any one who is looking to apply for a job.
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What Will I Learn?
To help you, section by section, produce your own highly professional CV
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  • Some kind of word processor or computer with printer.
  • No prior knowledge of CV writing is required.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 7 Lectures Collapse All 7 Lectures 01:07:44
Course Introduction
2 Lectures 15:56

This is very much an introductory lecture. The course objectives are laid out, along with an outlining of the format of the course. There is an emphasising of the significance of your CV, and a stressing of the importance of having a high quality CV when applying for a new job.

Preview 07:07

It really cannot be overstated how important it is that your CV look clean and professional. The key questions of Why make a CV look professional, and how to make a CV look professional are addressed here. Some of this stuff may seem obvious, but I needs to be said, and even a seasoned CV writer may stand to learn something here.

Preview 08:49
Building your CV
4 Lectures 46:10

In this lecture I guide you through the first steps of writing out our CV, talking you through the 'Personal details' and 'Education' sections, giving tips on formatting and content.

Preview 09:39

In this lecture, we cover what is probably the most important section of any CV - the work experience section. Here I give clear guidelines for use of language, formatting and other hints and tips to help you produce your own outstanding CV.

Work experience

lecture five is centred on the importance of a quality personal statement. Once again, practical tips are given for this. An example personal statement is also provided within the lecture, in order to more fully outline how the practical tips can be applied in the real world.

personal statement

the final sections of a quality CV are covered here, including references, and more information. As always, this lecture contains real world practical advice and tips on how to achieve this.

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1 Lecture 05:38

in this concluding lecture, we recap on the previous teachings briefly and wrap up the teaching series.

About the Instructor
3.8 Average rating
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612 Students
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I have worked in recruitment for many years, helping some major companies here in the UK to find some truly exceptional people. Over those years I have amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience which I want to share over a range of courses I am currently developing.

I am an educator by nature and am looking to fulfil a long held desire to teach and instruct. I think that Udemy is the place where I want to base my operations. Writing books is all well and good, but video instruction feels much more intimate, much more personal. I love this medium as much as I love my field of expertise.

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