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Polished Resumé Writing

Your resumé is your first impression! In this course, we will walk you through creating a resumé that stands out and gets you noticed.

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About this course

Cost: Free

Length: ~18 minutes

Level: Beginner

Type: Self-Paced

Language: English

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Polished Resumé Writing

What you will learn in

Polished Resumé Writing

When hiring managers have an open position to fill, they probably also have a stack of resumés from interested candidates. So how is yours going to stand out? What’s going to capture the hiring manager’s attention and give you a leg up on the competition? In this course, we’ll walk you through the process of creating a professional resumé that’s as dynamic and personalized as it is informative for the people you’ll be giving it to.

Course Curriculum

Introduction
Length
Contact Information
Objective or Summary
Experience
Education
Skills
Next Steps
Closing

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main components of a resumé?

  • Contact information
  • Resume summary or objective statement- this is a phrase or sentence that highlights your intentions and accomplishments.
  • Professional Experience
  • Skills/Certifications
  • Education
  • References

How do you make your resumé stand out?

  • Tailor it to the job description
  • Describe accomplishments, not responsibilities
  • Quantify your accomplishments -Use the summary section for distinguishing details
  • Ignore irrelevant information

What are some things to avoid on a resumé?

Some common resume mistakes are: including too much information or unnecessary personal information, spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, inaccuracies about your qualifications or experience, negative comments about a former employer, details about your hobbies and interests.

Your resumé should be a guide — it doesn’t have to be long.

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