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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....

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Nov 12, 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 ..


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 ..

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By Vafa O

Apr 14, 2021

Thank you dear coursera team. It was a pretty impressive 3 weeks to deal with this brilliant course. I`m very glad and eager to join other courses in the future again. Good luck and impatiently waiting for taking other courses too.

By Thiago G d C

Mar 22, 2021

This course is amazing, has lots of tips and excellent material to teach us the North American way of looking for a job. I would like to say: "thank you Coursera for giving me the opportunity to study and improve my English skills"

By Deft M

Nov 16, 2020

The course is a great reminder of the English subjects in high school and very informative in the common mistakes in making resume, cover letter. It helps create to sustain a fruitful conversation during interviews and job hunting.

By نادية ع

Sep 3, 2020

اشكر منصة كورسيرا على منحي الفرصة لكي اطور مهاراتي اللغة الانكليزية بالاضافة الى التطور الوظيفي وخاصة في السيرة الذاتية والمعلومات القيمة والمقابلة الوظيفية التي اجهل فيها الكثير من المعلومات والمهارات وكيفية كتابة خطاب وظيفي وتحية

By Dhanush S

Jul 16, 2020

Very useful and informative content and I really enjoyed learning and the instructor's way of teaching is impressive and excellent so I could say I was completely engaged in learning and I so enjoy the last week's Interview videos.

By Fatemeh g g

Jul 4, 2020

This course is very useful, after that I find out , I don't pay attention to my skills.l understand what kind of skill we need to get the job. both teachers very friendly and patient. They teach very carefully and simply. Thank you

By Nelson L

Aug 20, 2020

The videos were very clear and all prepared. The Teachers spoken with good rythm, so I could understand all they speak without closecaption. And finally the content of the course was very interesting, I learn a Lot. Thanks a Lot.

By Fabio N M P

May 18, 2020

Very intersting, I really improve my english skills. They take me may hints about acting in interviews job, how improve my resume, cover letter. They have a lot of good readings that help us with important sources and information.

By Patrick K

Dec 11, 2021

Awesome course

Really learnt a lot about applying for a job. The assignments have been a great stepping stone towards familiarizing with the job application process, and I am excited to apply the skills in future! Thank you Penn💯

By Alka B

Sep 4, 2021

This online course was very useful to me. It helped me learn a lot of new skills for my career. Thank you for organizing this course. I would also like to thank the instructors for making the course very interesting and lively.


Jul 18, 2020

I don't have money to pay for certificate.I have completed English for Career Development project successfully.I am sponsored by Kommurl Pratap Reddy Institute ofTechnology.Kindly issue the certificate without payment.Thank you.


May 18, 2020

The course is very simple, both in it's language and it's content. I was looking for maybe a more complete and complex course, but, anyway I think it helped me on the job looking process and on filling another line on my resumé.

By Tilak K G

Jul 26, 2021

Coursera platform and Penn University instructors provided English for Career Development boosting me up with positve approaches with W5 H application in realtime and I gain a lot of confidence now onwards...

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By lia

May 4, 2021

I am glad that I was given the opportunity to take this course. I learned to compile a resume and cover letter correctly, to show my skills, to show myself with dignity at the interview and more. Thank you so much to your team.

By Neda F

Jan 3, 2021

this course is really great for anyone who is searching for a job. It improve your english and show you things you should focus on and do them to finding and reaching to what you want in your Job searching.Good Luck every body!

By T S

Jun 5, 2020

This course is really an excellent,will definitely improve our communication and writing skills.You will definitely be a changed person if you attend an interview after completing this course,compared to you before the course.

By Mykhailo B

Jun 7, 2022

This is my first Coursera course and it is so wonderful. A lot of interesting questions and it was so interesting to listen to them. I understood all the words and I enjoyed making all the different tasks. It course is amazing

By Blanca C

Mar 10, 2021

The platform has been very enjoyable and super intuitive for me. A very complete course and a learning system that does not disappoint. Demanding but accessible for the student studying online. Very happy and I hope to repeat.


Jan 17, 2021

It has been great experience learning with you. I believe the skills I have gained will enable me in undertaking my daily duties at my current workplace and also am confident when it comes to attending an interview. Thank You.

By Samuel d P

Sep 10, 2020

I have learned about the process of looking for a job in the United States, from doing the resume and cover letter to how to handle myself in a job interview even how to deal with a possible encounter with a potential employer

By Denis P

Aug 30, 2020

It was my pleasure to participate in such an interesting course. I'd like to thank the speakers and all the staff who were involved in making this 5-week course. Thank you for the new knowledge, new experience, and new skills!

By Raquel C S

Jun 8, 2022

Amazing course. It is a great tool to unrdestand the whole process of jod seeking. The course gave me the tools for write a customize Resume and Cover Letters, the Job Interview and how to work the Networking here in America.

By Edgar P

Feb 15, 2021

Muy buen curso ya que cubre tanto Inglés desde la creación de documentos escritos como hojas de vida y cover letters muy populares en Estados Unidos para buscar trabajo así como la interacción hablada muy bueno y recomendado.

By Shih T H

Jul 9, 2020

Thanks a lot!!

I have learned a lot from this course.

Highly recommend those who still struggle for finding jobs now.

This course could help you know the basic knowledge of the process!!

Stay positive and stay healthy.

Good luck!

By Pimpimon M

Jun 21, 2020

This course help a lot for a recently graduated or some one who looking for job. I learned how to write a good resume, English grammar, how used formal words in my cover letter and some situation do's and don'ts of interview.