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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Writing Winning Resumes and Cover Letters by University of Maryland, College Park

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About the Course

How can you bring your resume to the top of the pile? How can you present yourself to prospective employers using the language they already speak inside their organization? This course will give you answers to those questions. You will learn how to convert a boring resume into a dynamic asset statement that conveys your talents in the language that an employer understands. After completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Identify the real purpose of a resume. 2. Identify relevant competencies for a position. 3. Adapt your resumes to Applicant Tracking Systems (resume screening software). 4. Write powerful and convincing accomplishment statements using your accomplishments inventory to strategically assemble the most relevant evidence of competency for a specific position. 5. Use the resume skills tier method to strengthen your resume. 6. Write summary sections and objective statements aligned to a job position. 7. Take advantage of web resources to find power language for your resume. 8. Produce a strong resume in a format that is suitable both to your background and the position you're interested in. 9. Produce strong cover letters that use A.I.D.A. to help you achieve your career goals. 10. Produce effective follow-up letters that help you stand out from the competition....

Top reviews

GC

Oct 10, 2017

Simplistic, direct and informative. This course helped me refocus my competencies and updated my resume writing strategies. Great examples and resources to utilize.

QI

Feb 21, 2020

It is a detailed course... a lot of new contents that i never found on any other site specially in such an organized manner. highly recommended.

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By Elena M

Dec 24, 2017

Very helpful and accurate

By OKE F F

Nov 15, 2018

Outstanding Experience

By COSTANTINE E

Nov 21, 2019

Its very good course

By Babak M B

Aug 03, 2016

Practical and usefu

By Tanisha

May 02, 2019

good course

By Hao W

Jan 27, 2019

Completed

By weiru.ye

Feb 04, 2017

helpful!!

By Andy T

May 24, 2016

G

By Konstantin Y

Mar 23, 2018

Easyest course of the specializaton. No worth if you miss other courses of the spec.

By Annette T H

Aug 26, 2017

Lots of good info, but a bit heavy to get through without feeling overwhelmed. Job hunting is an exhausting task in itself, so I was missing some uplifting bite-size elements to keep me motivated to implement the things suggested in this course. The overall feeling of the course was that it's a bit outdated, but the material is useful.

By 黄伊琳

Aug 10, 2016

good course, but need to pay for tests

By Fanny G

Jan 09, 2017

basic

By wangpengyu

Feb 12, 2017

not practicle at all.