Resume Writing That Gets You Paid!
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Resume Writing That Gets You Paid!

Learn how to expertly craft a winning resume optimized toward landing interviews with even the most coveted employers.
4.0 (155 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.
9,230 students enrolled
Created by Ed Scotti
Last updated 10/2014
Price: Free
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Select the most effective type of resume format for your skills, background and desired position
Most effectively structure your resume
Identify and include types of information that really "sells" your resume
What NOT to include on your resume
How to correctly deliver your resume and keep it "cyber-safe"
View Curriculum
  • Students should have access to a word processing application (ie: MS Word)
  • Students should be somewhat familiar with online job sites and social media platforms
  • Students should be motivated and willing to learn a ton!

Do you want to significantly increase your chances for success in your career field of choice, need help successfully making a career switch or just want help updating an outdated resume? The reality is that most of us fall into at least one of these categories and finding the motivation to get started can sometimes be, well, challenging. That, however, doesn't have to be the case! With Resume Writing For Business Professionals, you'll get step by step instruction from an accomplished Business/Marketing Executive and Personal Business and Professional Development Coach!

I will walk you guys through the process, giving you tips, strategies and professional insider insights that will give your resume the robust attitude it needs to make an impactful impression on potential employers. You will see a big uptick in call back ratios after you follow this course's steps toward improving your resume. Subsequently, you will be able to narrow your search and seek out only the job openings you are most interested in. You will also learn exactly what to include and what not to include that will take your resume from its previous place in the "No" pile to its rightful place in the "Yes" pile!

By the end of this course you will be ready to take your skills and expertise to any employer's doorstep with confidence knowing that you are putting your best foot forward as the best candidate for the job. So don't procrastinate for another minute, come join this course by signing up below and lets get started!

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who are new to the job market and need help crafting a professionally engaging resume
  • Students who are established in their fields but want to land a better job/opportunity
  • Students who are looking to make a career change and need help creating the "crossover" resume
  • Students who work in a professional resources or career counseling capacity
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 18 Lectures Collapse All 18 Lectures 01:21:14
Course Introduction
1 Lecture 02:07

This lesson provides background on the Resume Writing course topics and instructor. You will gain a high-level understanding of how the course breaks down, who the instructor is professionally and how this course will benefit you in your career search and show you step by step how to land the job you really want!

Getting Started
1 Lecture 09:38

This course will cover the 3 main types of resume formats and explain when and how each are most effectively implemented. The 3 main types are:

  1. Chronological - Consistent work history
  2. Functional - Sporadic work history or looking for a career change
  3. Combination - Used in unique circumstances to highlight a mix of attributes
Resume Formats
Tips & Strategies
3 Lectures 18:38

This lesson will cover some rock solid tips & strategies that will help your resume stand out!

  1. Customize your resume for specific positions
  2. Make sure the rest of your resume supports your summary, profile, or objective
  3. Utilize keywords within your resume
  4. Be concise
  5. Quantify your accomplishments and successes
Making Your Resume Stand Out

Once we know how to make our resume's content pop, we'll then want to take a look at the best practices in regard to aesthetic design. Also, in this lesson, we'll look at some key mistakes that lots of resume writers make and how we can avoid them.
  1. Don’t submit your resume for a position for whit you are under-qualified
  2. Don’t lie
  3. Don’t disregard references
  4. Don’t use more than 2 fonts
  5. No clipart or pictures (unless in a creative field)
  6. Refrain from including personal information
  7. Don’t include salary requirements unless specifically requested
  8. Don’t misspell ANYTHING!!
How To Design Our Resume & Avoid Common Mistakes

In this lesson we'll look at the best ways to utilize online profiles and professional websites. These are useful tools in helping supplement our resume and beef up our professional status.

  1. Web portfolios are an excellent method for showcasing work
  2. Blogs are an excellent alternative tool for generating work samples that you can use
  3. Online profiles, most notably Linkedin, are another beneficial resource for job seekers
  4. Be discretionary when linking social media profiles
  5. Make sure you maintain an updated & polished professional website
  6. Google yourself
Linking To Online Profiles & Professional Websites

We will test your skills at the halfway point of the course!

Mid-Term Exam
6 questions
Sections Of The Resume
9 Lectures 38:59

In this lesson we'll take a look at what type of Contact Information you should include on your resume.

  1. Always put full name (first and last) at the top of each page
  2. Include your mailing address in common U.S. postal form – [Street number] [Street Name] [City], [State] [Zip Code]
  3. Include phone number and email address
    1. Phone number should be a home or mobile number
    2. Email should be a personal email account that you check regularly
Including The Appropriate Information

This lesson will tackle 2 quesions:

  1. Should I include or omit a career objective?
  2. Should I use a Summary or Professional Profile?
Objectives, Summaries or Professional Profiles

In this lesson we will review and practice.

Review & Practice

In this lesson we will look at how to optimize your resume's Employment History section.

  1. Employers scan this section to determine whether or not your experience matches their needs
  2. This section should be POWERFUL and represent you in the best possible light
  3. Needs to be clear, concise and easily understandable
Employment History

In this lesson we will review and practice.

Review & Practice

In this lesson we will explain in detail what the purpose of the Education Section is.

  1. Tells employers whether or not you meet the educational requirements for the position
  2. All resumes should include this section, regardless of your level of education
  3. To emphasize this section, place it directly below career summary/profile OR to de-emphasize, place it last
Education Information

In this lesson we will review and practice.

Review & Practice

In this lesson we will discuss what information to include in the Additional Information section and what you need to know/do to make sure you are prepared when/if a potential employer requests references.

Additional Information & References

In this lesson we will review and practice.

Review & Practice
4 Lectures 09:52

In this lesson we will explain the appropriate methods for delivering your resume and give you a strong understanding of the rules and strategies for emailing and posting your resume online.

Sending Your Resume

This exam will test how much you've learned throughout this course!

Final Exam
6 questions

This document includes links to various articles and information resources that can help you further refine and optimize your resume.

Bonus Materials
1 page

This document includes links to a variety of resume examples.

Resume Examples
1 page

You made it! Congratulations, you are now ready to get out there and start hunting for the career of your dreams!

About the Instructor
Ed Scotti
4.1 Average rating
551 Reviews
16,626 Students
2 Courses
Udemy Business and Marketing Skills Sherpa

Hi there! I am an Ad-Tech Product/Project Manager, Business & Career Development Executive, as well as a Graphic & Web/UI Design professional with 10+ years of agency and corporate experience researching, pitching, developing, implementing and managing strategic marketing efforts for brands across a variety of industries and media channels. My current position as a Web Development Product Manager requires me to draw from my experiential knowledge base in facilitating the improvement of existing product feature sets while also seeking to develop new products/offerings to bring to market.

My overarching goal is to spark strategic innovation in finding cutting-edge solutions for clients/users by creating a more visually engaging, efficient and dynamic user experience for them. I continually strive to apply my skills toward helping to more meaningfully tackle creative challenges, increase the relevance of consumer interactions, drive brand lift and exceed key performance benchmarks. The answer is not always obvious in today’s constantly evolving digital climate. It is crucial to continually evaluate emerging technology and media platforms and adapt integrated strategies to better solve for business needs.

Over my professional career, I have taken the lead in managing multiple Fortune 500 clients. In a Business Development capacity I have driven long-lasting relationships from the ground up, creating a profitable partnership for the business by tilting the LTV above CAC cost; examples include Citrix, Edelman and BBDO. Moreover, I have led multiple design and development projects in either a Product and/or Project Manager position. Most recently I spearheaded efforts for the launch of the new Poptent Marketing site.