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Approx. 14 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Arabic, Persian

Learner Career Outcomes

33%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level
Approx. 14 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Arabic, Persian

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Preparing to Write

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 48 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Focusing Your Resume7m
Identifying Relevant Competencies8m
Understanding 21st Century Competencies11m
Gathering Your Materials to Write8m
Understanding Applicant Tracking Systems6m
4 readings
Lists of Competencies10m
Competency Readings10m
20 Questions10m
Background Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Concept Quiz12m
Concept Quiz10m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Writing a Winning Resume

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 51 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Using the Resume Skills Tier Method6m
Writing Summary Sections6m
Writing Objectives7m
Finding the Right Words6m
Using the Resume Dictionary and COCA12m
5 readings
Example Accomplishment Statements10m
Example Resume Tier Method Statements10m
Example Resume Summary Statements10m
Action Word Resources10m
Lists of Competencies10m
2 practice exercises
Concept Quiz14m
Concept Quiz8m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Choosing a Resume Format

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 54 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Other Popular Resume Formats8m
Two Special Resume Formats8m
Other Special Resume Formats9m
Electronic, Scannable and Internal Resumes8m
What You Should Never Put on a Resume10m
2 readings
Example Resume Formats10m
Federal Resume Formats10m
3 practice exercises
Concept Quiz30m
Concept Quiz20m
Concept Quiz16m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Writing a Winning Cover Letter

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 31 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Constructing the Letter10m
Creating a Sense of Urgency6m
The Follow-Up Letter8m
1 reading
Example Cover Letter10m
2 practice exercises
Concept Review20m
Concept Quiz20m

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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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