Resume Writing (CV) + LinkedIn Profile Optimization for 2017
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Writing Your Resume (CV) & LinkedIn Profile Using SEO Techniques For Your Job Search - Get Recruiters to Pursue You!
4.8 (16 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.
384 students enrolled
Created by Lance Wills
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Digital Marketing & Search Engine Optimization (SEO) principles that LinkedIn (and Google) employee to rank search results (like your LinkedIn Profile) that will benefit you FOREVER!
  • How to research the highest-value KEYWORDS that Recruiters use to search for you, and where to find even more Keywords so that you appear in MANY, MANY MORE searches by Recruiters
  • Where to place Keywords to appear HIGHER in searches than your peers
  • The 3 unforgettable elements in your TAGLINE that guarantees Recruiters click into your Profile EVERY time
  • The one type of Keyword that can drive a 33% INCREASE in views (that most people aren't using)
  • KPIs you absolutely need to be monitoring to track and improve your job search performance
  • How to avoid your Resume getting caught in the "bots" that filter out up to 70% of online applications
  • Turn your work history into a compelling CAREER ARC STORY that makes your target job the obvious next step
  • The PERFECT Resume format and length that suits your # of years of experience, skills and target industry
  • Why you MUST quantify your successes and where to put them for maximum impact (#1 Recruiter request in my "Recruiter Round-up Survey")
  • Get the job you want to pursue YOU!
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  • Students will need a pc/mac with access to a browser & word processor (Microsoft Word or comparable)
  • Students will need a desire to improve their resume and job search experience using the latest methods

*** The Newest Top Rated Course in this Category (4.8 stars) - Released March, 2017 ***

"Great, exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend!!!" - Rodrigo Vilela

"While I bought this course for LinkedIn profile optimization (which is AWESOME!), it delivers career development planning (via "Pivot" download) that I hadn't thought about. .... Great, comprehensive guide. More than I expected." - Anonymous

"Awesome! Helped me increase my profile views by 150% and connected me with three recruiter/hiring manager interviews per week. I attribute this course to getting my new job at the second largest IT firm in the world. The recruiter found me on LinkedIn!." - T.S.

If you are ready for a change, a change in thinking, a change in your approach, and a change in your results (aka, a new job or career), then keep reading.  This is unlike any other "Resume Writing" course out there - I use data to "Flip-the-System" and get Recruiters to pursue YOU! 

I increased my LinkedIn 90-Day Profile Views from 150 to over 400+ using the techniques taught in this course, and so can you!

First, you have to start thinking like a marketer or salesperson and view the job search as a series of stages. If you don't succeed in any stage, then you won't proceed to the next stage deeper in the process. Here is a simplified representation of the stages in the job search funnel:

  1.     Drafting a Resume/LinkedIn Profile
  2.     Appearing in Searches by Recruiters (or getting through ATS Bot filters for online Resume submissions)
  3.     Getting Recruiters to click into/view your Profile or Resume
  4.     Earning a communication inquiry from a Recruiter (e.g. email message and screening call)
  5.     Interview with a hiring manager (multiple rounds possible here)
  6.     Offer
  7.     Acceptance (includes negotiation)

We'll divide these stages into two parts of the funnel: Top of Funnel (TOF) and Bottom of Funnel (BOF), with TOF encompassing steps #1-#4, and BOF including steps #5-#7.

So, where do you think makes the most sense to put your efforts first TOF of BOF? Below you'll see a data-driven example that clearly surfaces where you need to put your focus first, and why it is a multiplier of your efforts.

But first, I want to respect your time and be totally transparent. If you are looking for an "all-in-one" (Resume, cover letter, LinkedIn, interview, negotiation course) then this course isn't for you. WHY? Think of your job search as a funnel: you have to succeed at each step to improve your end conversion rate (did you get the job?). First, you need to optimize the "top" of your job search funnel; are you getting more INQUIRIES (aka "leads"). This is what your Resume and LinkedIn Profile deliver. Without fixing this FIRST, you can be the greatest interviewer, but it WON'T matter. Make sense? 

If you agree, then you are starting to think like a digital marketer, and in this digital age, you HAVE TO think like a digital marketer to succeed. Your competitors and the Resume filter "bots" are already employing SEO (Search Engine Optimization) principles, without them you don't have a chance. Let's look at a simplified data-driven example around Recruiters' interaction with your LinkedIn Profile:

Top of Funnel #2-#4 (Appearance in Searches, Profile Views, Inquiries) --> Bottom of Funnel #5 (Interviews

Note: %'s indicate the conversion rate or what percent of Recruiters advance you to the next stage

1000 Recruiters x 20% Appearance in Searches (=200) x 20% Profile View AKA click-thru rate (=40) x 25% Inquiries (=10) x 10% Interviews (=1)

If you double the "Bottom of Funnel" Interview rate from 10% to 20%, by only focusing on your Interview skills, you now go from 1 to 2 interviews.  

Instead, with this course, you improve the "Top of Funnel" first. For simplicity, we'll say you get the same "double" improvement that we used for the "Bottom of Funnel" example above for "Top of Funnel" (e.g. 20% Appearance in Searches & Profile Views goes to 40%, 25% Inquiries goes to 50%):

1000 Recruiters x 40% Appearance in Searches (=400) x 40% Profile View AKA click-thru rate (=160) x 50% Inquiries (=80) x 10% Interviews (=8)  

You now get 8 Interviews instead of 2. That's a 400% increase!!! Clearly, focusing on Top of Funnel is a more urgent need and delivers 4x the results. Focus your time now on what will deliver the greatest results moving forward.

Objection: "But I want to improve my Interview skills first, so I won't squander these additional opportunities." 

Why this is WRONG: Get started fixing your Resume/LinkedIn Profile FIRST, as it will take time to implement, THEN work on your Interview skills once you get the first iteration of your Fully Optimized Profile/Resume completed, which you'll have by the end of this course. Rome was not built in a day and neither will be your perfect Resume/Profile.

"Your actions speak so loudly, I can not hear what you are saying." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Understand the difference between what other Resume Writing courses "say" and look at the results that my actions have delivered over a 90-day period (the KPI LinkedIn uses): 

1,070 Appearance in Searches!  436 Profile Views!!!          (Do you know your 90-day metrics?)

If you aren't getting anywhere near this volume of traffic, then you need this course!

Who am I?

I'm a data-driven marketer who implemented these same SEO (Search Engine Optimization) tactics into my Resume and LinkedIn Profile that I used as an acquisition marketer and the results were dramatic - up to three or more Recruiter contacts on some days, and I attracted and secured my then dream job as Head of Marketing at a FinTech startup. Here is what you can expect: 

  • Short, concise and digestible lessons built with the beginner in mind - I use definitions, not jargon
  • Bite-size "Action Items" at the end of each lesson to ensure you make progress with just a few minutes of work
  • Not just a Resume writing course - you will learn new search & internet marketing skills that will benefit you forever in any business online for the rest of your life
  • Data-driven SEO approach delivers results (new way) - not anecdotes from a Recruiter (old way)

To clarify, I didn't have to submit my Resume for mediocre roles, I had "cracked the code" and figured out how to get Recruiters to pursue ME for some incredible opportunities; I had "Flipped the System!" Granted, your new and improved fully optimized Resume will also get you more interviews for any jobs that you apply for online.  

Employing these same principles, I have helped several people achieve these same results. Stop submitting Resumes into the "black hole" of online applications, where bots filter out upwards of 70% of Resumes due to a low relevancy score. Work smarter - appear at the top of Recruiters searches, entice Recruiters to click into your Profile, and pre-qualify yourself by wowing them with a thoughtfully crafted story of your successes. You'll learn it all in this course. 

At the end of this course you will have:

  • A professional caliber Resume valued at $1,500 - bypass the filter bots and get more INQUIRIES
  • A fully optimized LinkedIn Profile (or at least a good start on this iterative journey) - appear HIGHER in searches
  • The confidence to research more Keywords that Recruiters are searching for - appear in MORE searches
  • A memorable Tagline that will entice Recruiters to click into your Profile more often - increase Profile VIEWS
  • A razor smart Profile/Resume that tells your career arc with success bullets - use DATA to get more INTERVIEWS (a recent survey of Recruiters on my "The Perfect Resume" blog series surfaced this as the #1 most important Resume element).

If you complete all the "Action Items" and you don't see an immediate increase in your "Appearance in Searches" and "Profile Views" KPI's (Key Performance Indicators), then contact me on this platform and I'll offer some personal suggestions. If you are still not 100% happy, I offer you a 30-day money back guarantee.

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

Stop the insanity of conducting your job search the same way you've been doing for years. Sign-up for "Flip-the-System," start working smarter, getting better results, and let's build the future you want, one "Action Item" at a time!

Who is the target audience?
  • Time-strapped PROFESSIONALS who know they need to update their Resume (but haven't gotten around to it) and want to put in the least amount of time to get their LinkedIn Profile performing better
  • BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS who want to move up the corporate ladder, get a new job, and make more money in their job
  • COLLEGE and HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, & SERVICE PROFESSIONALS who want to craft a compelling Resume and LinkedIn Profile with little previous experience
  • Anyone who wants their LinkedIn Profile to work for them generating a passive stream of opportunity inquiries
  • PASSIVE JOB SEEKERS who want to survey their market worth, build a network of Recruiters, and see what types of opportunities their skills attract
  • Active job seekers who need to drive SERIOUS RESULTS in the shortest amount of time possible
  • People considering a career change or who want to earn more in their career
  • Anyone who wants to "Flip-the-System" and have Recruiters pursue them!
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Curriculum For This Course
61 Lectures
01 - Getting Started: How To Take This Course
2 Lectures 06:45

While a "Career Planning Blueprint (CPB)" is not required to maximize the results of taking this course, it can help you better understand the impact of your career history, shore up gaps, and ensure that your career trajectory supports your target position as the logical next step in your career story. Get your CPB at 

Preview 03:22
02 - Create a Job Search Funnel
4 Lectures 07:45

When you switch from a "PASSIVE" job seeker to an "ACTIVE" job seeker, you absolutely need to make this change in LinkedIn, which in turn should increase your rank in Recruiter searches and surface more opportunities. It DOUBLED my appearance in searches from 150 to 300 in just three weeks! 

But...It might be best to wait until you complete all the Action Items in this course to fully realize this multiplier of your efforts!

Preview 03:43

03 - The Hat Trick of Job Search "SEO"
3 Lectures 05:00

03 - Action Item

03 - *** Bonus Item *** - Resources
04 - Job Listing Sites You Should Know
2 Lectures 02:00
04 - Job Listing Sites You Should Know

04 - Action Item -->
05 - Keywords That Recruiters LOVE!
3 Lectures 06:14
05 - Keywords That Recruiters LOVE!

05 - Action Item -->

05 - *** Bonus Item ***
06 - Three Elements of an Unforgettable Tagline
3 Lectures 05:40
06 - Three Elements of an Unforgettable Tagline

06 - Action Item

06 - *** Bonus Item ***
07 - Photos That Speak A 1,000 Keywords
3 Lectures 05:12
07 - Photos That Speak A 1,000 Keywords

07 - Action Item -->

07 - *** Bonus Item ***
08 - Gone in 6 Seconds...Intros That Captivate Recruiters
3 Lectures 05:48
08 - Gone in 6 Seconds...Intros That Captivate Recruiters

08 - Action Item -->

08 - *** Bonus Item ***
09 - Work History That Works For You
4 Lectures 04:53
09 - Work History That Works For You

09 - Action Item -->

09 - *** Bonus Item ***

09 - *** Bonus Item *** - Resources
10 - Your $1,500 Professional Resume Unleashed
3 Lectures 10:00
10 - Your $1,500 Professional Resume Unleashed

10 - Action Item -->

10 - *** Bonus Item *** - Professional Resume Template (.DOCX)
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About the Instructor
Lance Wills
4.8 Average rating
16 Reviews
384 Students
1 Course
Author. Marketer. Maker. Helping You Make More $ In Your Job

Lance, a Growth Marketing Consultant (& Engineer) and Colorado native, realized that he needed to apply the same tactics he used to drive demand for his enterprise and small business clients to level-up his own career

Working smarter, and not harder, Lance fully SEO optimized his LinkedIn Profile and Resume and started to see dramatic gains in the number of recruiters pursuing him for exciting opportunities from his target employers like Facebook, LinkedIn and more. He was eventually pursued and hired by his then dream job as Head of Marketing for a FinTech SaaS startup. Lances' expertise in this area originated from consulting on SEO to a portfolio of 25 Fortune 500 companies such as LinkedIn, Wells Fargo, Discover, and Trulia.

Having helped others achieve their job search goals leveraging these same principles via one-on-one consulting, Lance now wants to help many, many more people by compiling all of these data-driven "gold nugget" tactics into a low-cost, step-by-step online course

Start making more money in your career tomorrow by taking the "Resume Writing & LinkedIn Profile SEO" course today. Let's "Flip-the-System" together!