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What you’ll achieve: In this project-centered course*, you will craft an essential cornerstone of the modern-day job or internship search: the resume. You’ll review resume best practices and explore current trends with guidance from a professional career counselor and recruiter, and you’ll exchange structured feedback with your peers as you work to polish your own resume. When you complete the course, you’ll have an eye-catching resume that lets your professional strengths shine. What you’ll need to get started: This course is designed primarily for young professionals or college students who are writing their first resume or looking to give an old resume a fresh and polished professional look. All job seekers will benefit from the course material and project, however, regardless of their career stage or professional background. All you will need is word processing software that allows you to create a resume on a computer- there are free tools available. *About Project-Centered Courses: Project-centered courses are designed to help you complete a personally meaningful real-world project, with your instructor and a community of like-minded supportive learners with similar goals providing guidance and suggestions along the way. By actively applying new concepts as you learn, you’ll master the course content more efficiently; you’ll also get a head start on using the skills you gain to make positive changes in your life and career. When you complete the course, you’ll have a finished project that you’ll be proud to use and share....
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Approx. 3 hours to complete

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Globe

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Calendar

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Clock

Approx. 3 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Comment Dots

English

Subtitles: English, Greek...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Clock
1 hour to complete

Introduction to the Course & Resumes

Define course goals. Introduction about purpose of a resume, and when it might be used, and criteria for the peer-review rubric....
Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Reading2 readings
About the Instructor10m
Resume Rubric10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Resume Rubric True & False14m
Clock
21 minutes to complete

The Foundation of your Resume: A Self-Inventory

A top-to-bottom look at the typical sections of a resume. Different sections you might have on a resume, definition of transferable skills and how to pull those out of past experiences....
Reading
1 video (Total 6 min), 1 reading
Reading1 reading
Differences of Resumes Internationally10m
Week
2
Clock
2 hours to complete

Writing Content for your Resume

How to write an action-statement, what makes a strong verb, how to maximize use of numbers and other characters, and common pitfalls of writing the content....
Reading
1 video (Total 12 min), 2 quizzes
Quiz1 practice exercise
Practicing Bullet Points10m
Week
3
Clock
10 minutes to complete

Piecing it all Together: Organization, Structure, Format

How to organize the sections on the document, foundations of strong structure and clear formatting....
Reading
1 video (Total 10 min)
Week
4
Clock
22 minutes to complete

Know your Industry

Different types of jobs are going to look for different headings, or different orders of sections for the optimal response from an employer. Define “Buzz Words” and show how to identify them in a job posting, and then implement them on the resume....
Reading
1 video (Total 7 min), 1 reading
Reading1 reading
Some Key Notes about LinkedIn10m
Clock
12 minutes to complete

Best-Practices for your Resume from an Employer

Interview with an employer about how they approach a stack of resumes, what stands out in a good way, and what can leave a negative impression....
Reading
1 video (Total 7 min)
Clock
2 hours to complete

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions about resumes job-seekers might have, that may not have fit into our modules....
Reading
1 video (Total 8 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 reading
Resume Review Rubric10m

Instructor

Holly Justice

Career Counselor
University at Buffalo Career Services

About The State University of New York

The State University of New York, with 64 unique institutions, is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. Educating nearly 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs both on campus and online, SUNY has nearly 3 million alumni around the globe....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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