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English
Subtitles: English
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Flexible deadlines
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Approx. 41 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

12 minutes to complete

Welcome

12 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 7 min)
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Envisioning Your Future Self

3 hours to complete
1 video (Total 9 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 readings
You Need to Practice Being Your Future Self10m
Additional Resources10m
Think and Grow Rich10m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Developing Your Personal Marketing Plan

3 hours to complete
1 video (Total 6 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 readings
Sample Personal Marketing Plan10m
Online Research Portals10m
Find Jobs at The Muse10m
Companies Featured at The Muse10m
Conducting a Campaign to Get Interviews10m
Week
4

Week 4

8 hours to complete

Building Your Pitch Repertoire

8 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 44 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Writing Summary Sections6m
Writing Objectives7m
Developing Your Two-Minute Pitch6m
An Example Two-Minute Pitch8m
Developing Your 30-Second Pitch6m
5 readings
Workforce Competencies10m
Pitch Resources10m
JIST Example File10m
Power Word Lists10m
Rubric for Pitch Repertoire Assignments10m

About the Interviewing and Resume Writing in English Specialization

This specialization will help you develop the English language strategies and communication skills you need to advance in your professional career. Whether you already have a successful career and are looking to move forward, whether you’re looking to change careers, whether you’re starting out in the world of work, or whether you’re coming back into the world of work after some time away – if you believe in working for more than a paycheck, then this specialization will help you. The core courses cover preparing for a successful job search, including self research and research of the job market and industries of interest; strengthening your interview skills by recognizing what hiring managers are looking for and taking steps to prepare for the types of tough questions today's premier companies use; and preparing a resume, cover letter and supporting business documents. The capstone will allow you to apply the skills you learn in this specialization to your own job search. A key benefit of this specialization is the opportunities you'll have to practice your interviewing skills with other job-seekers from around the world. You’ll give them feedback and they’ll give you feedback. In this process, you’ll gain new insight into what makes a speaker successful and you’ll gain confidence in your English interviewing skills....
Interviewing and Resume Writing in English

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