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Writing a Resume

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Create a resume that impresses hiring managers and speaks to your personal and professional strengths. Learn about the nuts and bolts of resume formatting, layout, and word choice.


  • Writing a successful resume
1. Basic Components of a Resume
  • The goal of an objective statement
  • Your summary of skills section
  • Showcase professional work experience
  • How to present your education
  • Display membership in an organization
  • Showcase volunteer work and experience
  • Add a technical or computer skills section
2. Customizing the Basic Resume Components
  • Customize identifying information
  • Include optimal contact information
  • Include keywords in professional experience
  • Tailor your education to match the job
3. Upgrading Your Resume
  • How to use achievements on your resume
  • Use awards to upgrade your resume
  • When to include publications on your resume
4. Layout and Formatting Choices
  • Resume formats and layouts
  • Resume-friendly software
  • The functional resume
5. Alternative Resume Design
  • United States curriculum vitae (CV)
  • European resumes
  • Marketing resumes
  • Entertainment resumes
  • Design/architecture resumes
6. Handling Common Hurdles
  • Tips for college grads and early careers
  • How to tackle large gaps and longevity
  • How to handle a career change
  • Tips for job hoppers
  • Manage long term unemployment
7. Using Your Resume to Get the Job You Want
  • Use your objective to focus the reader
  • How to showcase the skills an employer wants
  • Use your experience as a roadmap
  • Strategies for using your education
  • The value of your volunteer work
8. Standing Out from the Crowd
  • Use thank you notes to follow up
  • Prepare your references
  • How to follow up without stalking
  • Manage your online presence
9. Best Practices for Using a Resume
  • Resumes and online applications
  • How to use a resume during an interview
  • Resumes and networking
  • Resumes and informational interviews
10. Conducting a Proactive versus Reactive Job Search
  • Identifying companies
  • Determining fit
  • Finding a contact
  • Next steps for job search success

Taught by

Stacey Gordon


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    CSE - Kaviya Nagendran
    This course helped me to get a Clear idea in Building My resume. I had gained more knowledge about the Resumes Do's and Don'ts.

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