As someone who just started a new job helping unemployed individuals search for work, this class has provided invaluable information and has increased my knowledge to better serve my clients. Thank you!
I decided to take this course because my resume is outdated, stale, and unpolished. Already this course has introduced me to new styles and resources I wasn't aware of. Thanks Stephanie for making this easier and immensely more productive than I thought it would be or could be.
I felt this was a relatively painless way to end up with a completed resume. I also think this class is much better than reading a how-to book because the information is up-to-date, plus if you have lots of questions like I did, the instructor is right there to answer them. I also really appreciated the instructor's positive messages and encouragement!
I found this class very useful. The instructor presented the material in a straight-forward and easy-to-digest manner. I really feel ready to present a new resume to potential employers.
I thought that this course was awesome! It helped me with so many questions that I had in regards to my resume! Plus, any questions that I had the instructor always answered them right away and gave me suggestions on how to improve my resume. It was a very helpful class and I can't wait to start sending out my resume with confidence!
My resume is now much more effectively put together, more concise, better looking, and more easily read than before. Thanks for the information that allowed me to fix it up.
Thanks, this really helped! I even have an interview already!
This was a GREAT workshop. The lesson material was very well presented. The supplemental information was extremely helpful and I will be able to use many of the sites in the future. I'm very glad I made this investment. I am now more sure of how to present my "proposal" to prospective employers.
Working in an employment office - this has been very helpful to me in working with applicants who are doing resumes. Thank you. The web sites were good for me to refer applicants to.
I just wanted to thank you for this great and very informative class. This was my first online course and I enjoyed it very much...I learned more than I originally expected. Thank you again for sharing your wisdom with us!
Course Code: rww
Become familiar with six sections of the resume: Heading, objective, education, work experience, special skills, and references. Learn how to utilize each one to market yourself to prospective employers. Then you will outline skills such as: work, education, internships, volunteering, and extracurricular activities, and edit those sown to the ones most relevant to employment.
Cover the rules of resume and learn what to include. Then you’ll learn about the chronological resume, where you will list work experience in reverse chronological order. You will also learn how to minimize a gap in work history.
Look at two other resume formats and learn how to covert your resume to suit the job you are looking for. Then you will concentrate on your own resume and learn how to set up the heading, write a persuasive objective, develop career profiles and create summaries of your qualifications.
Begin by looking at examples of reference letters and look at the difference between a regular reference and a sealed reference. You will learn to create a reference sheet and learn how to refer to your references on your resume. Then you’ll learn how to best market yourself to a potential employer by being persuasive and specific when describing your features and benefits.
You’ll learn about technical resumes for jobs like engineering, data processing and other technical and management careers. Then you’ll learn three methods that employers use to locate a job candidate on the Internet. You will go over keywords and other online resume tips and well as how to protect yourself on the Internet.
Learn how to write an effective cover letter. Finally you will take a critical look at the resume you’ve been working on this entire course. By the end of this lesson, your resume will be ready to present to prospective employers.
Stephanie Donaldson is a member of the National Resume Writer's Association and has been writing resumes for the past 20 years. Stephanie earned a bachelor's in English from St. Lawrence University and a master's in business administration from Clarkson University. She has held management positions in the hospitality, paper, and seminar industries. For several years, she was employed in the Marketing department at the American Management Association. For the past decade, she has served as Director of Continuing Education at two colleges. In addition to owning her own business, Stephanie often lectures on Marketing and Business Writing to small business owners. She has taught Resume Writing Workshop for over 10 years and has helped nearly 2,000 people in the U.S., Canada, and Australia to improve their resumes.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Experience with any version of Microsoft Word.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.