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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Preparing to Write

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....
Reading
6 videos (Total 48 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video6 videos
Focusing Your Resume7m
Identifying Relevant Competencies8m
Understanding 21st Century Competencies11m
Gathering Your Materials to Write8m
Understanding Applicant Tracking Systems6m
Reading5 readings
You Can Help Produce Better MOOCs10m
Lists of Competencies10m
Competency Readings10m
20 Questions10m
Background Resources10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Concept Quiz12m
Concept Quiz10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Writing a Winning Resume

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....
Reading
6 videos (Total 51 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video6 videos
Using the Resume Skills Tier Method6m
Writing Summary Sections6m
Writing Objectives7m
Finding the Right Words6m
Using the Resume Dictionary and COCA12m
Reading5 readings
Example Accomplishment Statements10m
Example Resume Tier Method Statements10m
Example Resume Summary Statements10m
Action Word Resources10m
Lists of Competencies10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Concept Quiz14m
Concept Quiz8m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Choosing a Resume Format

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....
Reading
6 videos (Total 54 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video6 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
Reading2 readings
Example Resume Formats10m
Federal Resume Formats10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Concept Quiz30m
Concept Quiz20m
Concept Quiz16m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Writing a Winning Cover Letter

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....
Reading
4 videos (Total 31 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video4 videos
Constructing the Letter10m
Creating a Sense of Urgency6m
The Follow-Up Letter8m
Reading1 reading
Example Cover Letter10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Concept Review20m
Concept Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By GCOct 10th 2017

Simplistic, direct and informative. This course helped me refocus my competencies and updated my resume writing strategies. Great examples and resources to utilize.

By RCOct 15th 2016

One of the most compelling and amazing courses on Coursera. Teaches you the essentials required to survive in the 'market'.

Instructor

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Charles Duquette

Lecturer/Marketing Coordinator
Maryland English Institute

About University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 47 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.8 billion operating budget, secures $500 million annually in external research funding and recently completed a $1 billion fundraising campaign. ...

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. 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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