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How can you bring your resume to the top of the pile? How can you present yourself to prospective employers using the language they already speak inside their organization? This course will give you answers to those questions. You will learn how to convert a boring resume into a dynamic asset statement that conveys your talents in the language that an employer understands.
After completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Identify the real purpose of a resume. 2. Identify relevant competencies for a position. 3. Adapt your resumes to Applicant Tracking Systems (resume screening software). 4. Write powerful and convincing accomplishment statements using your accomplishments inventory to strategically assemble the most relevant evidence of competency for a specific position. 5. Use the resume skills tier method to strengthen your resume. 6. Write summary sections and objective statements aligned to a job position. 7. Take advantage of web resources to find power language for your resume. 8. Produce a strong resume in a format that is suitable both to your background and the position you're interested in. 9. Produce strong cover letters that use A.I.D.A. to help you achieve your career goals. 10. Produce effective follow-up letters that help you stand out from the competition.
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.
6 videos 4 readings 2 quizzes 1 peer review 1 discussion prompt
6 videos • Total 47 minutes
- The Real Purpose of a Resume • 5 minutes • Preview module
- Focusing Your Resume • 7 minutes
- Identifying Relevant Competencies • 8 minutes
- Understanding 21st Century Competencies • 11 minutes
- Gathering Your Materials to Write • 8 minutes
- Understanding Applicant Tracking Systems • 6 minutes
4 readings • Total 40 minutes
- Lists of Competencies • 10 minutes
- Competency Readings • 10 minutes
- 20 Questions • 10 minutes
- Background Resources • 10 minutes
2 quizzes • Total 60 minutes
- Concept Quiz • 30 minutes
1 peer review • Total 60 minutes
- 20 Questions • 60 minutes
1 discussion prompt • Total 10 minutes
- Discuss Competencies • 10 minutes
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.
6 videos 5 readings 2 quizzes 1 peer review
6 videos • Total 50 minutes
- Writing Strong Accomplishment Statements • 10 minutes • Preview module
- Using the Resume Skills Tier Method • 6 minutes
- Writing Summary Sections • 6 minutes
- Writing Objectives • 7 minutes
- Finding the Right Words • 6 minutes
- Using the Resume Dictionary and COCA • 12 minutes
5 readings • Total 50 minutes
- Example Accomplishment Statements • 10 minutes
- Example Resume Tier Method Statements • 10 minutes
- Example Resume Summary Statements • 10 minutes
- Action Word Resources • 10 minutes
- Writing Accomplishment Statements • 60 minutes
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.
6 videos 2 readings 3 quizzes
6 videos • Total 54 minutes
- The Most Popular Resume Format • 9 minutes • Preview module
- Other Popular Resume Formats • 8 minutes
- Two Special Resume Formats • 8 minutes
- Other Special Resume Formats • 9 minutes
- Electronic, Scannable and Internal Resumes • 8 minutes
- What You Should Never Put on a Resume • 10 minutes
2 readings • Total 20 minutes
- Example Resume Formats • 10 minutes
- Federal Resume Formats • 10 minutes
3 quizzes • Total 90 minutes
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.
4 videos 1 reading 2 quizzes 1 peer review
4 videos • Total 31 minutes
- Powerhouse Cover Letters • 5 minutes • Preview module
- Constructing the Letter • 10 minutes
- Creating a Sense of Urgency • 6 minutes
- The Follow-Up Letter • 8 minutes
1 reading • Total 10 minutes
- Example Cover Letter • 10 minutes
- Concept Review • 30 minutes
- Write a Cover Letter • 60 minutes
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Resume building is the process of creating and optimizing a resume to present an individual's qualifications in the most compelling way possible. This involves identifying and emphasizing the most relevant skills and experience, tailoring the resume to specific job requirements, and formatting it in a clear and easy-to-read manner.
The importance of resume-building cannot be overstated. A good resume can make all the difference in a job search, as it is often the first impression a potential employer has of an individual. A well-constructed resume can demonstrate an individual's unique strengths, skills, and experience, and convince a hiring manager to invite them for an interview.
A resume can also help an individual identify gaps in their qualifications or experience, allowing them to address these areas before applying for jobs. Additionally, the process of building a resume can help individuals gain a deeper understanding of their skills and experience, which can be helpful in job interviews and career planning.
In today's digital age, it is also important to have an online presence that complements one's resume. This can include a professional website, social media profiles, and online portfolios showcasing past work. These platforms can help individuals showcase their skills and experience, build their professional network, and increase their visibility to potential employers.
To build a strong resume, it is important to keep the following tips in mind:
Tailor the resume to the job: Customize the resume to the specific job requirements and highlight the most relevant skills and experience.
Keep it concise: A resume should be no longer than two pages and should be easy to read and scan.
Highlight achievements: Instead of simply listing job duties, highlight specific achievements and accomplishments that demonstrate one's skills and experience.
Use action verbs : Start bullet points with action verbs to make the resume more dynamic and engaging.
Proofread: Ensure the resume is free of errors and typos, and have someone else review it before submitting it to potential employers.
In conclusion, resume building is a critical aspect of the job search process. A well-crafted resume can help individuals stand out in a competitive job market, showcase their skills and experience, and increase their chances of landing an interview. By following best practices and tailoring the resume to the specific job requirements, individuals can create a powerful tool that can help them achieve their career goals.
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In this course, we explore techniques to help you construct a résumé and cover letter to help you stand out among other job candidates. We study several formats you can apply to various situations and help you assess your professional skills so you can be more competitive in today's job market. Finally, we discuss how to turn an average résumé and cover letter into a polished and effective marketing tool.
First, read the course syllabus. Then, enroll in the course by clicking "Enroll me". Click Unit 1 to read its introduction and learning outcomes. You will then see the learning materials and instructions on how to use them.
Unit 1: Introduction to the Résumé
In this unit, we discuss the function and purpose of a professional résumé. We explore three traditional résumé formats: a conventional résumé, functional or skills-based résumé, and chronological résumé. We also look at examples of CVs to help you present your credentials to potential employers in the academic world or other positions that require a different type of résumé called a curriculum vitae (CV). You will notice that the type of résumé you choose depends largely on what you want to market about yourself and who your audience is.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 1 hour.
Unit 2: Key Components of a Résumé and Cover Letter
Now, let's focus on the key components your résumé should contain in greater detail. What consider the categories do you wish to include to highlight your major accomplishments, professional skills, and other pertinent information? How should you organize these components to showcase your abilities to a potential employer? In this unit, we examine common design elements and simple techniques to format and style your résumé. After all the effort you have put into your résumé, you want your target audience to read it! You should include an effective cover letter to accompany your résumé. This unit provides helpful information to formulate this important marketing tool.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 2 hours.
Unit 3: Enhance Your Résumé and Cover Letter
You do not need to be technically skilled to create an attractive résumé. You can strengthen the language and organization of your résumé by using action verbs, keywords, and clear headings or markers. Always edit and review your résumé and cover letter to ensure their quality. Ask a friend to review your materials. Be sure to tailor your application materials to a specific position opening. In this unit, we continue the theme of developing marketing tools to introduce yourself, communicate your qualifications, and express your interest in the job. Clearly state how you can provide the ideal solution to the employer’s hiring needs.
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CDI will set you apart by raising the bar on resume writing through our cutting-edge training with award-winning writers and our suite of distinctive resume writer certifications to help you meet any goal. By joining the elite team of CDI-certified and trained writers you can be assured that you can meet any resume challenge and be recognized as one of the best the industry has to offer.
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If this is you, take a look at our Resume Mastery course with CARW certification and our Certified Advanced Resume Writer credential.
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If this is you, check out our Certified Advanced Resume Writer credential and our Resume Master Mentor program.
- You already have a resume writing certification but recognize the market is crowded and are looking for credentials and/or skills that set you apart from everyone else who is certified.
If this is you, there are many options to serve you. For credentials look at our Certified Master Resume Writer, Certified Executive Resume Master, Certified Graphic Resume Architect and our Certified Resume Specialist (allows you to earn one of 19 industry/specialty niche certifications ranging from IT to military transition). You may also benefit from our Resume Master Mentor program.
- You want to take your skills from excellent to awesome.
If this is you, check out our Certified Career Storyteller course.
- You are a CMRW and have escalated your skill to managing a team of writers.
If this is you, check out our new Certified Master Resume Writer - Executive Editor credential.
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Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey to elevate your resume writing skills and achieve certification without stress or doubt?
This course is designed to transform you into a confident, certified, and credible resume writer.
With this course you’ll say goodbye to the anxiety of timed certification exams and hello to an amazing mentor. Instructor and course creator, Gayle Howard, has attained 31 TORI wins and 56 nominations, been CDI's Director of Resume Certification for almost 20 years, and Director of TORI Awards for the past three. She will guide you every step of the way toward certification success. Whether you are in the early stages of resume writing or looking to take your writing to the next level, this course with CARW certification is for you!
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What if there was a way to make a massive evolutionary leap in your resume writing almost overnight? You would want to take it right?
Imagine earning a prestigious TORI award , upping your design and style creativity, strengthening your writing, or simply getting out of a rut. With CDI's Resume Writing Master Mentor Consulting program you work one-on-one with published and award-winning resume writer and CDI President, Laura DeCarlo, to laser focus on the keys that will make YOUR resume writing dramatically better in a short amount of time.
Certified Career Storyteller (CCST) course
Start here if you are already a confident resume writer and want to up your design, branding, and TORI-winning ability.
Are you ready to pump up your resume writing, LinkedIn profile, and other document deliverables? Would you like to be like prior graduates who have gone on to win coveted TORI awards?
What if you could ensure that even if the resume becomes obsolete, your skills can still provide a profit-making engine for job seekers? It's a tall order, but that's what CDI's Certified Career Storyteller (CCST) represents.
This intensive program created by TORI award dominator, Kimberly Robb Baker of This Little Brand, is not for the faint of heart. In this intensive course you will get a resume writer's crash course MBA in the business side of job search coupled with a boot camp feel to mastering story-based deliverables, LinkedIn profiles, story-based brand maps, and more.
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Certified advanced resume writer (carw) credential.
The Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW) credential is perfect for your first resume writing certification. In fact, it comes with the most prestigious name but the lowest cost of comparable credentials industry-wide.
Earning this Advanced designation will set you apart from other certified resume writers, build confidence in your skillset, and position you to grow your business.
Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW) Credential
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With CDI's elite Certified Master Resume Writer designation you will truly stand out in a sea of credentialed and non-credentialed professionals.
NEW: Certified Master Resume Writer - Executive Editor
CDI recognizes that many resume writers eventually evolve into a new role of overseeing a team of resume writers. Whether those writers are staff or contract, they require your guidance, training, and support in order to maintain your resume writing standards as they navigate your client projects.
The CMRW-EE will allow you to retain your master resume writer status while attaining a new level of directing the excellence of a resume writing team.
Certified Executive Resume Master (CERM) Credential
Are you interested in making your resume writing skills stand out to an exclusive executive job seeker market? Now you can with CDI's Certified Executive Resume Master (CERM) credential.
Through a simple portfolio submission and competency review process you will be on your way to standing out to this prestigious and profitable market.
Certified Resume Specialist (CRS+X) Credential
Would you like to brand yourself as a resume writer who is an industry guru ready to attract the specific niche clients with whom you wish to work?
Now you can with CDI's Certified Resume Specialist designations in 19 specialty areas (and growing) from IT to marketing.
Certified Graphic Resume Architect (CGRA) Credential
Start here if you are talented in highly visual, dynamic resume design (and writing).
Would you like to show your prospects that your skills are the most up-to-date to handle any marketing challenge they may encounter in their job search?
This credential was designed specifically for professional resume writers who love giving job seekers the invaluable edge of dynamic, visual resumes that make them stand out from the competition.
Certified Resume Analyst (CRA) Credential
Start here if you regularly review resumes without writing them and would like to be certified as an analyst.
Don’t write resumes but spend a lot of time reviewing them? Now you can be recognized and rewarded for providing job seekers with feedback and advice on their resumes.
The Certified Resume Analyst credential shows you have expertise in what makes a winning resume, and that you are skilled at reviewing them and providing valuable feedback and advice.