University of Maryland, College Park
Writing Winning Resumes and Cover Letters
University of Maryland, College Park

Writing Winning Resumes and Cover Letters

This course is part of Interviewing and Resume Writing in English Specialization

Taught in English

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Charles Duquette

Instructor: Charles Duquette

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4.6

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Intermediate level
Some related experience required
12 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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9 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.6

(321 reviews)

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95%

Intermediate level
Some related experience required
12 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

See how employees at top companies are mastering in-demand skills

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This course is part of the Interviewing and Resume Writing in English Specialization
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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, you'll learn to how position your resume to a specific marketing purpose, how to align your resume with the specific needs of the hiring organization, and how to ensure your resume ranks high on the relevancy scales used by top-notch organizations today.

What's included

6 videos4 readings2 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

In this module, you will learn how to construct powerful accomplishment statements, how to write effective summary sections and job objectives, how to select action words to present you as a doer and achiever, and how to use two web resources that can help you find powerful language for your resume.

What's included

6 videos5 readings2 quizzes1 peer review

In this module, you'll learn how to select the best resume format to support your experience and career goals. You'll learn how to prepare resumes for electronic submission and for submission to OCR engines. You learn the benefits of using an internal resume in your annual review process, and you'll learn what never to put on a resume.

What's included

6 videos2 readings3 quizzes

In this module, you'll how to prepare an effective cover letter and how to use marketing strategies to get you cover letter to work for you. You'll learn how to use similar strategies to write a follow-up letter after interviews.

What's included

4 videos1 reading2 quizzes1 peer review

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4.5 (64 ratings)
Charles Duquette
University of Maryland, College Park
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