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Resumes & Cover Letters Made Simple: Building a Job Brand

How To Optimize Your Experiences and Ace That Job Search!
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Created by Ryan Sahadeo
Last updated 5/2016
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  • 23 Supplemental Resources
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What Will I Learn?
Navigate proper resume etiquette
Construct a formal cover letter
Explain the difference between a cover letter and broadcast letter
Perform impeccably on an interview with knowledge of proper interview techniques
Draft a proper thank you note
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  • Text Edit (Mac)
  • Notepad (PC)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (To View PDFs)

Are you an up and coming graduating student who has no idea how to create a resume or cover letter?

Are you a industry professional but still have trouble applying yourself toward new jobs and job searches?

Maybe you're neither and want to learn the proper ways on how to create a resume and cover letter.

Maybe there's a job fair coming up and you want to brush up on how to best show off your achievements.

This course is for you!

Resumes & Cover Letters Made Simple: Building A Job Brand is THE course to inform you of the in's and out's of resume creation, cover letter creation, broadcast vs cover letter and which one is right for you and more!


You may be the perfect fit for a job -- but a hiring manager is never going to find that out if he trashes your resume after a mere glance. Even in this age of online professional networking, a great resume is still the foundation of a successful job search.

In the first part of the course, we shall cover the Do's and Dont's of a great resume. You will be able to view sample resumes to see best practices and learn the different formats for how to successfully pitch yourself to a potential recruiter.


Ah, the dreaded cover letter. Every time you sit down to write one, you probably browse cover letter examples online, get overwhelmed, and think something to the effect of: Does anyone really read these? Wouldn’t it be so much easier if I could just let my resume speak for itself?

First off: Yes, I can assure you that cover letters do, in fact, get read. In fact, to some hiring managers, they’re the most important part of your application. And yes, while it would be easier to let your resume speak for itself, if that was the case you’d completely miss the opportunity to tell prospective employers who you are, showcase why they should hire you, and stand out above all the other candidates.

In the second and third parts of the course, you WILL be able to learn the difference between a cover letter and a broadcast letter and the opportunities to use both. You WILL also learn the proper formatting of a cover letter and the tips/tricks to make sure your application for a job gets viewed as a potential candidate for hire.


In the last parts of the course, you - the student - will cover the proper social media outlets for enhancing your online presence, the Do's and Dont's of Interviews and lastly, you will cover how to properly write a thank you note and follow up with references upon request.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students
  • New Graduates
  • Entry Level Professionals
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 17 Lectures Collapse All 17 Lectures 01:35:00
1 Lecture 05:49

Introduction Powerpoint in PDF format

Preview 05:49
4 Lectures 29:18

An introduction to resumes covering What Is A Resume? and How To Get Into A Resume Mindset

Resume Introduction & Mindset

Resume Components

Cover Letters/Broadcast Letters
3 Lectures 11:28
An Introduction to Cover Letters

Cover Letters vs. Broadcast Letters
Social Media
3 Lectures 19:03
2 Lectures 14:12
Intro to Interviews

1 Lecture 03:46
Reference Etiquette
Thank You Letters / Notes
1 Lecture 07:41
1 Lecture 00:27
Additional Resources
1 Lecture 03:16

Here are all the ways to contact me - created in one neat Powerpoint slide. I am always here to help!

Preview 03:16
About the Instructor
3.9 Average rating
17 Reviews
4,683 Students
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Author | Entrepreneur | Motivational Speaker

Entrepreneur | CEO | Data Scientist | Ethical Hacker | Author

Ryan Sahadeo is a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Science degree program in the field of Health Science at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University - Class of 2015. Ryan became the CEO & Founder of a company - Zephyr Unlimited L.L.C - that is constantly growing. Through the use of up and coming technologies and various networking and empowerment sessions, Zephyr Unlimited hopes to become the industry leader in graphics and technology based platforms. In his capacity as Chief Executive Officer, Ryan has embarked on a journey that shall increase his knowledge of the business world and allow him to pave a path for the next generation, inspiring them to follow their dreams. Mr. Sahadeo currently divides his time between the following endeavors: CEO of Zephyr Unlimited, Vice President of Polarity Holdings, and is an author of two books (set to be published in June) - Unspoken Phrases and The Last Generation. He also holds the following positions: Lifetime Member for WorldWide Who's Who, Member for the Alpha Chi National Honor Society and business partner/consultant for UNICEF, March of Dimes and Oceana.

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