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Subtitles: English, Greek, Spanish

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 3 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Greek, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction to the Course & Resumes

Define course goals. Introduction about purpose of a resume, and when it might be used, and criteria for the peer-review rubric....
1 video (Total 2 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
About the Instructor10m
Resume Rubric10m
1 practice exercise
Resume Rubric True & False14m
21 minutes to complete

The Foundation of your Resume: A Self-Inventory

A top-to-bottom look at the typical sections of a resume. Different sections you might have on a resume, definition of transferable skills and how to pull those out of past experiences....
1 video (Total 6 min), 1 reading
1 reading
Differences of Resumes Internationally10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Writing Content for your Resume

How to write an action-statement, what makes a strong verb, how to maximize use of numbers and other characters, and common pitfalls of writing the content....
1 video (Total 12 min), 2 quizzes
1 practice exercise
Practicing Bullet Points10m
Week
3
10 minutes to complete

Piecing it all Together: Organization, Structure, Format

How to organize the sections on the document, foundations of strong structure and clear formatting....
1 video (Total 10 min)
Week
4
22 minutes to complete

Know your Industry

Different types of jobs are going to look for different headings, or different orders of sections for the optimal response from an employer. Define “Buzz Words” and show how to identify them in a job posting, and then implement them on the resume....
1 video (Total 7 min), 1 reading
1 reading
Some Key Notes about LinkedIn10m
12 minutes to complete

Best-Practices for your Resume from an Employer

Interview with an employer about how they approach a stack of resumes, what stands out in a good way, and what can leave a negative impression....
1 video (Total 7 min)
2 hours to complete

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions about resumes job-seekers might have, that may not have fit into our modules....
1 video (Total 8 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Resume Review Rubric10m
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Top Reviews

By SSMar 30th 2016

Really a good course, it enhanced the knowledge on the resume writing skills and the made to note the areas which we actually miss. Thanks for the instructor and the other contributors

By JLApr 3rd 2017

I only did the free version but feel I got just as much out of it. I would recommend this highly to anyone serious about presenting a good looking resume.

Instructor

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Holly Justice

Career Counselor
University at Buffalo Career Services

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