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English@Work: CVs

Hong Kong Polytechnic University via edX


This course will help you create clear and creative CVs that stand out. Our industry professionals will give you clear instructions on what to include and what not to include as content as well as tips on formatting your CV. Our experts will also tell you whether having referees on your CV helps to make their decision easier and if so, who would make an appropriate referee?

Through interactive activities and assessments, learners will be able to learn from each other’s tips and experiences.


There are six units in this course:

  1. Robert Williams on CVs

  2. What Catches the Interviewer’s Eye

  3. Referees

  4. Positive Action Verbs

  5. HR Buzzwords

  6. Assessment

In order to get a certificate, you need to complete the assessment components and achieve a 50% passing score. The two assessments are both located in the Assessment section:

  1. Assessment CV Grading 50%

  2. Peer-Assessment 50%

Taught by

Adam Forrester and Jessica Xia

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