Get Hired: Launch your Stand-Out Resume & LinkedIn Profile
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Get Hired: Launch your Stand-Out Resume & LinkedIn Profile

Learn simple steps to REALLY stand out in the job market with your resume and LinkedIn profile ...​
3.6 (26 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.
1,111 students enrolled
Created by Kara Smith
Last updated 7/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 36 mins on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Boost and launch your BEST resume and LinkedIn profile
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Requirements
  • There are two workbooks that are available to download (google documents)
Description

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your resume is your opportunity to showcase your BEST stuff to recruiters and hiring mangers and your LinkedIn profile focuses on your BEST highlights from your resume.  Yet, most resumes have one of these issues: 1) Poor formatting 2) Lacking accomplishments 3) Reads like a job description.  And, most LinkedIn profiles include too much or too little information to showcase your BEST work.  

Learn how to REALLY stand out in the job market with your resume and LinkedIn profile ...

Includes: 

  • 30 minute video lessons 
  • Workbook & Tips 
  • Project assignments to launch a ready resume and LinkedIn profile in 7 days 

A Few Testimonials:

"Kara's advice to look at what we've already done, and identify when and where and by what that spark of interest and energy ignited, and to build on that recognition instead of focusing forward into that fog--well, for me it's a whole new way of thinking." Wendy

"Working with Kara was an absolute pleasure.  Her attitude is fun while maintaining a high level of professionalism.  Not only did I come away with an A+ resume, I gained a massive amount of confidence on how to present myself to future employers.  I can honestly say my resume now communicates the nearly decades worth of work I have accomplished throughout my career in a concise document that expresses my true talents!"  Mike B  

Giving Back & Paying it Forward:

A portion of the proceeds from this course will be donated quarterly to the non-profit: The Cara Program, based in Chicago, Illinois. The Cara Program has evolved as not only a best-in-class job training and placement provider for individuals affected by homelessness and poverty, but also a vehicle for true life transformation.

Who is the target audience?
  • Launch your stand-out resume and LinkedIn profile is best for anyone who wants to apply best practices and improve their resume and LinkedIn profile.
  • Updating a resume can feel overwhelming, and this course walks you through simple steps to make small changes that will make a big difference.
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Course Lectures & Project Assignments
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00:15

The Soul of Work is a think tank and not for profit learning lab with a focus to help professionals get hired, and feel more energized, engaged and empowered in both work and life.  The mission & intention of the Soul of Work project is to bring best practices, tools, and practical insights from thought leaders to help professionals get hired, build more sustainable economic fulfillment in both work & life, and do their best work.  

As part of this mission, the Soul of Work project is dedicated to donate a portion of proceeds quarterly to organizations who offer training and job placement services to individuals affected by homelessness and poverty.  

Become a supporting member through a small donation today: http://soulofwork.org/giving/

One such organization is the non-profit: The Cara Program, based in Chicago, Illinois.  The Cara Program has evolved as not only a best-in-class job training and placement provider for individuals affected by homelessness and poverty, but also a vehicle for true life transformation. http://www.thecaraprogram.org/what-we-do.  Kara spent time volunteering with the Cara Program while she lived in Chicago and was blown away with the program design, leadership, the students, and the impact on individual lives.

Giving Back & Paying It Forward: The Cara Program - Chicago, Illinois
00:23

This is an overview of Discover Self Phase.  This course specifically covers Module 5 - Showcase Your BEST You - Resume & LinkedIn.  The full curriculum is available in the course titled: "The Art of the Job Search".  

DISCOVER SELF - INTRO
02:20

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your resume is your opportunity to showcase your BEST stuff to recruiters and hiring mangers. Yet, most resumes have one of these issues: 1) Poor formatting 2) Lacking accomplishments 3) Reads like a job description.

Your LinkedIn profile focuses on your BEST highlights from your resume.

Learn how to REALLY stand out with your resume and LinkedIn ...

Day 1: 
Watch this 5 minute video  (note: this module is part of the larger curriculum.  Previous modules are mentioned in this video yet they are not required to complete this course).  

5.0 Showcase Your BEST YOU - How do I stand out?
04:26

Day 1: 
Watch the 13 minute video 

5.1 Workbook: Launch Your BEST Resume
13:37

Day 1: Pull as much language that you can find that helps describe what you currently do in your work.  You will find this language in post job descriptions in your field (doesn't matter the location), and you will find this language in 'people similar to you' on LinkedIn.  Leverage technology to your advantage and borrow wording from people who do similar work as you do currently.  This should be a draft brainstorm exercise in your 'draft resume' version.  

Research Assignment: Key Language and Wording
00:46

Day 2-4: 
Update your resume into a new draft version, this should be a draft with edits, inputs, ideas based on the video lesson.  Share your draft resume with a friend, trusted co-worker, or mentor.  Review feedback, and complete edits to finalize resume.  

Project Assignment: Prime Time Resume Complete
00:11

Day 5: Watch video 

5.2 Workbook: Boost Your LinkedIn Profile
13:26

Day 6-7:  Make updates and changes directly in your LinkedIn profile based on tips.  Decide if you want to notify connections or not (its easy to turn off notifications while you are making updates to profile - see in video how to).  

Project Assignment: Final LinkedIn Profile Ready
00:30

The Art of the Job Search: Full Curriculum Overview
02:29
About the Instructor
Kara Smith
3.5 Average rating
49 Reviews
3,721 Students
4 Courses
Talent Development/ HR Leader, Deloitte Alum

Kara Smith is a talent development / HR leader and is the founder of the Soul of Work project: Soul of Work dot org (a think tank and not for profit learning lab).  

As an HR leader, Kara has learned from experts the insider scoop on hiring and recruiting at all levels in the corporate world.  As a talent development leader, Kara works with senior executives and leadership teams to deliver innovative and practical talent solutions. Kara completed a Masters in Human Resources from Michigan State University, completed a B.S. in Sociology and Music Performance from University of Wisconsin @ Madison, and has corporate leadership experience in human resources, recruiting, and leadership development with Fortune 500 companies including General Mills, Whirlpool, and Deloitte.

Kara is a working mother who believes we do our BEST work when we align work with our life.  There are challenges we face when we feel stuck at work and when we feel work doesn't align with our life (and soul), directly impacts our stress, health, and well-being.  Whether we want to land a new project, promotion, new job, or find more flexibility, we feel stifled on what to do next.  The mission & intention of the Soul of Work project is to bring best practices, tools, and practical insights from thought leaders to help professionals get hired, build more sustainable economic fulfillment in both work & life, and do their best work.  As part of this mission, the Soul of Work project is dedicated to donate a portion of proceeds quarterly to organizations who offer training and job placement services to individuals affected by homelessness and poverty.  

Kara is a working mother with an incredible husband and two funny kids. She loves running and yoga, is a believer in daily meditation, and enjoys watching Seinfeld re-runs, VEEP, and any other comedy satire shows.