IT Career Acceleration
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IT Career Acceleration

Success in taking that next step in your IT career
4.3 (3 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.
20 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Write a CV that is less likely to end up in the bin.
  • Communicate more effectively and confidently in interviews.
  • Negotiate with new and existing employers.
  • Design a career plan that leads to promotion.
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  • You should work (or want to work) in the IT industry.

The perfect job only comes along once: are you ready to grab it?

The truth is that silly mistakes and small margins are often the difference between getting a job offer and being thrown on the reject pile. I should know: I have spent 10 years in the IT industry, working both as a contractor and hiring manager.

In this course, I will teach you the secrets that win job offers in the IT industry. We will look at:

  • What makes a CV that gets people's attention
  • How to address all objections and blockers in interview situations
  • How to negotiate for more when offered a job
  • Designing a career plan that makes promotion inevitable

Why take this course?

Career progression is critical in IT. Every year a new generation of graduates enters the market. The only way to stay ahead of them is to take them call you "boss".

These opportunities do not come along every day. You have to be ready. Think of it like an athlete training for the Olympics. They only get one shot at the gold medal every for years, but to achieve it takes preparation and practice.

Why should take this course?

You should take this course if:

  • You work the IT industry (permanent or contractor)
  • You are hungry to progress up the career ladder
  • You worry about missing out on your dream job

You should skip this course if:

  • You work in a field not related to IT
  • You are happy with your existing job and do not want to earn more
  • You don't want to invest a few hours and £15 in your career

Do I really need this course?

You have other options.

You could learn the hard way. And miss a lot of opportunities.

You could do all the research yourself. Read all of the books, talk to all the hiring managers, ask your employer if you can sit in on some interviews. If your time is not valuable, this is a great option.

You could take a different course. But is it designed and built by someone with 10 years experience specifically in the IT industry?

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Are you ready to invest in your future? Enroll now and get ready to take the next step in your career.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for IT professionals who want to increase their CV writing, interview and career-related skills.
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
3 Lectures 16:01

What is the IT Career Acceleration course and why is it critical. Start here.

Preview 03:34

Is it best to move to a new company or move up at your current employer?

Preview 04:39

Why it is important to have a written plan and the cost of not having one.

Preview 07:48
CV writing
9 Lectures 30:08

A foundation in writing a good CV to get the company's interest every time.

CV writing essentials

Think the name on the top of the CV is unimportant? Guess again. It's vital. Here is why.

Why your name matters

What personal details and contact information should you include?

Personal information

Why your "about me" is so important and how to write a good one.

Your introduction

How much detail do I need about my education? What are the key elements?


What should you list? How much detail do you need? Are short employments dangerous?

Employment history

How to write a personal statement that gets the hiring manager to like you.

Personal statement

Follow these steps to avoid your CV going straight into the bin.

Polishing your CV

How long should it be? How de do permanent and contractor CVs differ?

CV writing FAQs
5 Lectures 13:48

What types of technical tests am I likely to encounter?

Technical tests

Do not waste time by preparing for things you will not need to know.

Preparing for interviews

Learn why common mistakes lose job offers.

Interview essentials

How to strike the right balance to win the job offer.

Perfecting your attitude

Closing lines that supercharge your job offer rate.

Killer closers
2 Lectures 06:12

Why you should always ask for more than you want.

Negotiating for more

How to get a pay rise without even leaving your current company.

Negotiating with your current employer
3 Lectures 07:07

The basic steps to getting prompted and moving up the ladder.

Promotion essentials

How to get a senior manager to fight on your behalf.


The failproof system for impressing people and earning promotions.

Promotion secrets
About the Instructor
Instructor Chris Worfolk
4.5 Average rating
18 Reviews
2,159 Students
5 Courses
Software consultant, writer and teacher

Chris Worfolk is the founder of the IT consultancy Worfolk Limited. He has spent over ten years working in the IT industry helping companies including Sky, Asda, Capita and the NHS improve the digital products.

He is the author of numerous books including How to Exit VIM and the IT Contracting Master Class. He has a degree in computing from the University of Leeds.