Introduction to Resumes & Cover Letters
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Introduction to Resumes & Cover Letters

A Free Introductory Course To Mastering Resumes & Cover Letters
4.1 (131 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.
2,604 students enrolled
Created by Clark Waggoner
Last updated 4/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 36 mins on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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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.
Description

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 is the target audience?
  • 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:33

A bit more about me and my expertise in cover letters and resumes.

Who I am and Why I’m Qualified to Teach This Course
01:33
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Cover Letter
3 Lectures 15:04

An overview of what parts of the modern cover letter this brief introductory course focuses on and why.

Introduction to Cover Letters
02:50

A deep dive into what recruiters and hiring managers are concerned and must deal with when they go through your cover letter to better aide your understanding of why its so important to have a particular organization.

The Focus and Organization of Modern Cover Letters
06:39

This lecture goes into the final paragraph of your cover letter and discusses what you need to do to ensure you are leaving a great impression and giving yourself your best chance at getting them to ask you in for an interview. It covers strategies on how to ask for the interview as well.

Paragraph Four – Your Call to Action
05:35

In response to feedback, I'm adding Section Review Quizzes to all my courses! This quiz is your opportunity to practice what you are learning! This section review quiz is just that. I'll present you with some situations you may end up in when working on your cover letter and ask you how to best handle it.

Section Review Quiz: Cover Letters
5 questions
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Resume
5 Lectures 20:34

A brief overview of what we'll cover and why it's important in your resume or CV.

Introduction to Resumes & CVs
02:46

A deep-dive into the different types of content-focused resumes to help you identify which will likely work best for your particular career. Includes additional resources in attached PDF.

Different Formats for Content Focused Resumes
05:08

Here we take a close look at the first section in your resume - your profile. We'll discuss strategies, tips, and best-practices to help you start your resume out on the right foot with a strong focus on the relevant content recruiters and hiring managers are looking for.

Your Profile
04:30

A deep-dive into the professional history section of your resume and how to best list your experience, skills and highlights.

Professional History
06:01

In response to feedback, I'm adding Section Review Quizzes to all my courses! This quiz is your opportunity to practice what you are learning! This section review quiz is just that. I'll present you with some situations you may end up in when working on your resume or CV and ask you how to best handle it.

Section Review Quiz: Resumes/CVs
5 questions

Course Recap
02:08
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Bonus Videos
1 Lecture 06:26

A discussion of additional strategies, resources, and courses not included in the normal lecture.

Where to Go from Here?
06:26
About the Instructor
Clark Waggoner
4.2 Average rating
219 Reviews
4,955 Students
5 Courses
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.