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Tomsk State University

Career planning: resume/CV, cover letter, interview

Tomsk State University via Coursera

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Do you want a job? A first job or a better job? Your dream job? This course is for you if you want to get a job in any English-speaking country (or in an international company that uses English). After 10+ years helping people in different countries get hired for their dream job, I decided to partner with Coursera to make career success accessible for a worldwide audience. After completing this course, you will know how to stand out from the crowd, how to make a great first impression and how to highlight your strengths. Step by step, you will learn:
1. How to find your ideal vacancy
2. How to construct a resume/CV targeted for your dream vacancy
3. How to compose a cover letter that makes a connection
4. How to strategically prepare for a successful job interview.

But this is not all. I am glad to answer your individual questions. Please feel free to contact me by asking questions in the Discussion Forums. I aim to respond to 95% of questions within 24 hours.

The examples and strategies I share with you in this course have already helped people find their dream jobs in top companies around the world.

"Dr Peter J Mitchell is a real professional who cares about his clients and is always available to give important advice and support. I wholeheartedly recommend his services and even now, already as an employer, I engage him as a consultant!"

- Simon, CEO of Expopromoter/Biletum, Shanghai, China

"I have used Dr Mitchell’s services several times. He is a proven professional who always listens to your needs and precisely converts them to a result. It has always been a pleasure working with him."

- Igor, Senior Consultant, PwC

I would be delighted to help you on your journey to professional success. Sign up today to live your tomorrow!

Peter J Mitchell


  • Introduction
  • Writing an irresistible resume
  • Creating a compelling cover letter
  • Strategies for interview success
  • Conclusion

Taught by

Dr Peter J. Mitchell


5.0 rating, based on 53 Class Central reviews

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  • This a very concise and to-the-point course, which gives practical recommendations on how to write a great CV and a cover letter and how to be successful at interviews.

    The professor looks like an expert in the subject. He can speak very clearly and convey what he wants in a simple manner, so that even the beginners can easily understand.

    Highly recommended.

  • A concise, practical and authoritative guide to resume/CV, cover letter and interview preparation, Dr. Mitchell (who [1] is also very active in the discussion forums and [2] you can personally ask to review your resume/CV if he is not busy) does a great job in presenting the tips and tricks to maximize the reach of your credentials.
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    Nella Reka
    Great course! Everything was covered from writing a resume to acing an interview. There's also free resources, so you have a guide when making a resume/CV and cover letter. Definitely recommend it!
  • Anonymous
    This course highlights the importance of staying abreast in an ever competitive job market. If you believe you already know how to make an effective resume, cover letter or answer interview questions, maybe check this out to confirm if you really do know.
  • Anonymous
    I’ve spent two months sending my CVs to employers and having no feedback at all. Fortunately, I came across this course that finally helped me to raise the bar. It is simple! It is spot-on! It is organized in a quite engaging manner, stuffed with handy examples and insights. To master this course is just a matter of several days, but the value is immeasurable. Frankly speaking, I’ve always been a little prejudiced regarding the efficiency of these courses, but this one really helped me out, and I’ve got a decent job now. If you are still in doubts, I hope my experience will help you to make up your mind.
  • Anonymous
    If you once wanted to find a job, but did not know how to properly interest your employer, then this course will definitely help you! I liked that all the information is well organized and easy to understand. Thank you for the course!
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    Peter Winston
    This is a very useful course with which you can make sure that you get a good job or place in any well-known company. The teacher has done quite a serious and responsible job creating the course. There is no unnecessary information, everything is brief and clear. During the lockdown, when a lot of workers send their resumes online, this course becomes especially significant. You can form well-built, professional and impressive resume which could attract the attention of the employer, and you get advantages in front of other applicants. I have no doubts I can get a job of my dream! The course is worthy of the highest grade.
  • 艾龙王
    Thank you for this course, it is really helpful.

    Because of your course I got my dream job in 3 weeks.

    The mentor is very good, the information presented by him is highly useful.

    I'd highly recommend this course to all my friends!
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    Oscar Flores
    This is one of the most useful sources of information regarding writing a CV and applying for a job. Actually, I have never seen so detailed and well-ordered materials. And it's great that feedback is also to a high standard. I heartily recommend this course!
  • 路名张
    First thing to mention is that this course really helped me to write a CV, some facts I knew, some facts were new, but the most important benefit of the course is that it provides a structure, now my CV is systematized, I recommend to everyone!

  • Recep Diyadin
    This course was very surprisingly on point! I personally would even recommend it to the people who suppose they are know how to write a CV and cover letters, as there are many little things here and there throughout the course that you can use to make your personal representation look better.
  • Anonymous
    This course is great for both people starting their careers and people who have professional experience. Information is presented quite easily, which facilitates its perception and understanding, thanks to the team that created the course and especially the lecturer's presentation.
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    Fardy Hernandez
    The dynamic, competitive environment modern professionals find themselves in requires additional skills that are seldom taught in universities but just as important as professional expertise. Those are skills in career planning, and this course is definitely the best option you will find. The quality of the course is impressive. I would recommend it to anyone who needs a comprehensive overview of the subject in a short time. I learned how to structure my resume, cover letter and how to handle interviews.
  • 谢尔盖
    It is a very immersive, useful and well-orginized course with enthusiastic lecturer: you will get expert's advice and examples. Highly recomended to everyone who wants to change his/her life. Thank you!
  • Ahmet
    This is one of the most productive courses I've taken. I learned a lot of new information that will definitely be useful to me. This course is suitable for everyone who wants to find a good job.
  • Thomas Carter
    This course offers a short yet very informative explanation on how to write a good resume for a job, as well as gives an insight into how goes the process of applying for a job. I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about this topic.
  • Profile image for Oliver
    Great course. I give five stars out of five. This course doesn't take long. Thanks to this course, I have learned what mistakes I used to make earlier. After each block, there are some quizzes for self-checking, which are also very convenient. I recommend it to everyone.
  • This course for me because improve my knowledge and skill to help future. Lockdown in develop skills, coursera is wonderful sites to catch easily any course.
  • Abraham Malkovich
    This is a well made cours, there is enough information for those who are applying for a job, starting from basic rules and ending with special useful hints. I, personnaly, learned a lot from it, so it won't be hard for me to write a resume (or cover letter) or even pass an interview. Thanks a lot!
  • Anonymous
    I've just finished this course and can say that is relevant, well organized, interesting and helpful. I highly recommend this course, Great thanks to the team!

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