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About the Course

Welcome to English for Career Development, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs. To enroll in this course for free, click on “Enroll now” and then select "Full Course. No certificate." This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in advancing their careers in the global marketplace. In this course, you will learn about the job search, application, and interview process in the United States, while comparing and contrasting the same process in your home country. This course will also give you the opportunity to explore your global career path, while building your vocabulary and improving your language skills to achieve your professional goals. The first unit in this course will introduce the U.S. job application process and provide strategies for identifying the jobs that match your interests and skills. Unit 2 will take you through the steps necessary to produce a professional-looking resume. In unit 3, you will work to develop a clear and concise cover letter. The final unit of the course focuses on networking and interview skills. Anyone may take this course for free. If you want to get a Coursera Verified Certificate for free, please fill out the Financial Aid form. Unless otherwise noted, all course materials are available for re-use, repurposing and free distribution under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license. Supplemental reading materials were provided by Newsela, which publishes daily news articles at a level that's just right for each English language learner....

Top reviews


May 3, 2021

I enjoyed this Course English for Career Development and learnt a lot .The instructor were so helpful and proactive that it was easy for me to learn and I was able to reach clear all the assignment ..


Jul 3, 2020

Thank you for letting us to use this opportunity at this pandemic situation.

I find this course has a lot example which is unstandable and illustration and so efficient for newcomer and job seeker.

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By Abhinandan B

Aug 23, 2022

Thanks a lot maam and sir really it was a great lesson to study. i have learned a lot regarding job seekers , hoe they can upgrade themselves while finding jobs , hoe they can write coverletter and resumes

to express their skils and many more

By Adam

Jun 7, 2017

Hello I'm Adam Ben Yousef from Libya I'd like to thank you all for everything you did for me and helping me it was very helpful from me and my family now I have finding good job using everything I have learned from this course.

Thank You again

By Monica K

Aug 8, 2021

the explanation is very easy to understand and provides a lot of new knowledge and experience on how to develop a carrierthe explanation is very easy to understand and provides a lot of new knowledge and experience on how to develop a carrier

By Ricardo C L

Aug 12, 2020

Thanks to all of you!

It is the first time I have completed an online course. I appreciate the way coursera delivers the course and the motivation of the instructors. This week I will take another English course

Once again, thank you very much!

By Jagat B S

Apr 8, 2020

I really get a quality information from this course and recommend for everyone who's searching for a job. This course helps for the job seeker in writing a quality resume and an awesome cover letter. This course provide important information.

By Gabino C

Apr 4, 2018

This course is very help full, due to it is focused on Process Development for some one who is looking for a New Job. All the videos and explanations are very clear and understandable.

Thanks to Robyn and Brian by their dedication and effort.


Apr 21, 2022

This course is very helpful for me to work on my English language speaking fluently also make good Resume cover letter and elevator speech which helps me in the time of my interview that is the way I have given the five start to this course.

By Yajayra P

Mar 1, 2022

Gracias por la oportunidad de cursar y aprender todo este material. Fue descubrir nuevos conocimientos y maneras de interactuar en una entrevista de trabajo y nuevos conocimientos en ingles para ampliar mi carrera profesional. Muchas Gracias

By Lygia C

Jul 1, 2020

The course English for Career Development is excellent. I think the teachers were very helpful, I understood the exercises and I could share my work experience with other students. Thanks for the opportunity to join the course. Best, Lygia H

By Marcus V R O

Jun 9, 2020

Very good, great learning, good to navigate, good instructors, excellent videos, reports that were presented.

Very good tests, ways to evaluate, evaluate colleagues and receive their evaluation. Very well programmed and prepared this course.

By Naomi D

May 14, 2020

Cours très intéressant qui m'a permis de comprendre comment se mettre sur le marché de l'emploi américain. Cela est très diffèrant du marché de l'emploi français. Pour tout ceux qui aimeraient postuler aux US je vous recommande cette leçon !


Apr 22, 2020

It has been a rare opportunity undertaking an online English for Career Development Course at the University of Pennsylvania. A lot of skills have been impacted on me through tutorials. I thank my teachers, Mr. Brian and colleague. Thank you

By Jaco v H

May 30, 2020

I really enjoyed going through the modules. I think it would help my career if I would have being issued with a certificate of completion as evidence. I cannot afford payment for the course. I enrolled because it was pitch as a free course.

By Jovana L

May 3, 2020

The course is very well designed, the instructors are clear, fun, and engaging. The animations add up to keeping the student interested while simultaneously explaining facts that will hardly be forgotten after such presentation. I loved it!

By Bini S

Sep 29, 2020

Hello everyone,

Good morning I have just successfully completed this course but I would love to have my certificate could anyone help me to get my certificate please.

Thank you so much for this great opportunity.

Best Regards

Bini Shrestha

By Pooja

May 18, 2020

This course is so wonderful . I have learned so many things from this course like how to write a resume and cover letter and also I have learned that how we should prepare for an interview thank you so much for organizing this course🙂😇

By Roger G

Oct 22, 2021

It is a very enjoyable course with very interesting material and very wise advice. It also deals with important cultural elements to take into account not only when looking for jobs but also as a general knowledge of the English language.

By J P M

Jan 22, 2021

Great instructors and course material. So many assignments are a bonus for retaining the understood stuff in the brain. I am glad I did the course to understand the basic templates of different steps for job application in the USA market.

By Pablo M

Apr 3, 2017

It is an excellent course which provides valuable tips for job seekers. The course is dynamic and challenging. The topics are well-organized, fluent and friendly.

I highly recommend to take this course to improve your job seeking skills.

By Albercely N C G

Sep 12, 2022

after I finish this course I have a new and better idea about the job seeker process, I have learned how to give to know my skills what I can and can not say or do . Definitely I liked the structure of the whole course. 100% recommended

By Marcelo S

Aug 21, 2021

I learned a lot with this course. I recommend a thousand percent!

I am Brazilian and I am have an intermediate/advanced level in English language and this course was very useful and added a lot in my professional and personal development.

By Siddharth S

Apr 25, 2021

This course is very helpful for me I have learnt a lot of new techniques to get the job, I have recommended this course to everyone who wants to enhance their skills of writing a resume and cover letter and want to achieve in their life.

By Lera C

Mar 9, 2021

I am very glad I had the opportunity to take this course, as I gained good knowledge about writing a quality resume, cover letter, building an elevator speech in order to get a job interview and pass it successfully. Thank you very much.

By Martyna S

Oct 2, 2020

To był bardzo dobry kurs. Filmy są krótkie i męczące. Wykładowcy mówią wyraźnie, a ja jako osoba obcojęzyczna mogłem dzięki temu wszystko zrozumieć. Treść jest bardzo dobrze przemyślana, ciekawa i praktyczna. To było moje ulubione danie.

By Eybin E A S

Sep 20, 2020

I really enjoyed each section of the course. How to create a resume, designing a cover letter and be prepared for an interview are key information in the market nowadays. The instructors are just the best. I fully recommend this course.