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Welcome to English for Career Development, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs. To enroll in this course for free, click on “Enroll now” and then select "Full Course. No certificate." This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in advancing their careers in the global marketplace. In this course, you will learn about the job search, application, and interview process in the United States, while comparing and contrasting the same process in your home country. This course will also give you the opportunity to explore your global career path, while building your vocabulary and improving your language skills to achieve your professional goals. The first unit in this course will introduce the U.S. job application process and provide strategies for identifying the jobs that match your interests and skills. Unit 2 will take you through the steps necessary to produce a professional-looking resume. In unit 3, you will work to develop a clear and concise cover letter. The final unit of the course focuses on networking and interview skills. Anyone may take this course for free. If you want to get a Coursera Verified Certificate for free, please fill out the Financial Aid form. Unless otherwise noted, all course materials are available for re-use, repurposing and free distribution under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license. Supplemental reading materials were provided by Newsela, which publishes daily news articles at a level that's just right for each English language learner....
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Unit 1: Entering the Job Market

In this unit you will learn about the steps in the job search process....
Reading
13 vídeos (Total de 49 min), 12 leituras, 13 testes
Video13 videos
Course Overview: Topics, Assessments, Games & Activities4min
Job Search Overview5min
Identifying Your Interests and Skills4min
Language Focus: Vocabulary and Word Forms Related to Jobs5min
Choosing the Job that's the Best Fit for You4min
Unlockable Achievement 1min
Language Focus: Verb Tenses (Present vs. Present Progressive)5min
Understanding Job Descriptions: Reading a Job Advertisement6min
Language Focus: Phrases to Compare Similarities4min
Language Focus: Phrases to Contrast Differences4min
Unlockable Achievement 2min
Unlockable Achievementmin
Reading12 leituras
Overview of the Unit10min
BASIC: What You Offer the World10min
ADVANCED: What You Offer the World10min
Game 1: Unit 1 Vocabulary Flashcards10min
BASIC: Set SMART goals to get ahead in your career10min
ADVANCED: Set SMART goals to get ahead in your career10min
Listening: Using the Internet and Social Media to Search for a Job10min
Speaking Assignment Instructions10min
Written Assignment Instructions10min
Culture Affects Career and Life Planning10min
Listening: Is there a 'Skills Gap' in the US Job Market?10min
Business schools bridge classrooms and real-life work10min
Quiz12 exercícios práticos
Check Your Understanding: "What You Offer the World"10min
Game 2: Things, Actions and People28min
Assessment 1: Self-Assessment of Job Skills and Experience22min
Game 3: Simple Present or Present Progressive8min
Check Your Understanding: "Set SMART goals to get ahead in your career"8min
Game 4: Key Words in a Job Advertisement10min
Check your Understanding: "Using the Internet and Social Media to Search for a Job"10min
Check Your Understanding: "Culture Affects Career and Life Planning"14min
Game: Vocabulary and Word Form Review20min
Check Your Understanding: "Is there a 'Skills Gap' in US Job Market?"10min
Check your Understanding: "Business schools bridge classrooms and real-life work"10min
Game: Compare and Contrast Phrase Matching12min

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7 horas para concluir

Unit 2: Resumes

In this unit, you will learn how to describe yourself and your experiences in a résumé. The unit will also help you build your job-related vocabulary. ...
Reading
12 vídeos (Total de 50 min), 10 leituras, 14 testes
Video12 videos
Parts of a Resume4min
Unlockable Achievement 3min
Writing a Résumé, Part 1: Name and Contact Information5min
Listening: Connecting Employers with Job Seekers in Today's Economy4min
Language Focus: Key Words3min
Writing a Resume, Part 2: Headline and Summary4min
Writing a Resume, Part 3: Work Experience5min
Unlockable Achievement 4min
Writing a Resume, Part 4: Education5min
Language Focus: Action Verbs4min
Writing a Resume, Part 5: Complete your Resume6min
Reading10 leituras
Overview of the Unit10min
BASIC: Resume Guide: The Basic Elements10min
ADVANCED: Resume Guide: The Basic Elements10min
Sample Resume: Tomoko Martin10min
Sample Resume: Beth Smith10min
BASIC: Using Keywords Effectively10min
ADVANCED: Using Keywords Effectively10min
Game 4: Unit 2 Vocabulary Flashcards10min
More Action Verbs Practice10min
Functional or Chronological Resume? Which is for You?10min
Quiz13 exercícios práticos
Game 1: Reasons for Writing a Resume20min
Check Your Understanding: "Resume Guide: The Basic Elements"8min
Game 2: Match the Parts of a Resume8min
Check Your Understanding: "Connecting Employers with Job Seekers in Today's Economy"10min
Check your Understanding: "Using Keywords Effectively"6min
Game 3: Matching Key Words in a Job Advertisement8min
Game 5: Listing Experience in Time Order6min
Unit 2: Assessment 1: Resume Template Quiz12min
Game 6: Using Action Verbs12min
Check Your Understanding: "More Action Verbs Practice"10min
Game: Action Verb Crossword Puzzle20min
Check Your Understanding: "Functional or Chronological Resume10min
Game: Labelling Resumes: Functional or Chronological4min

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6 horas para concluir

Unit 3: Writing a Cover Letter

This unit focuses on another important document for job-seekers: the cover letter. You will learn how to write a clear cover letter that tells employers why you are the right person for the job. ...
Reading
11 vídeos (Total de 47 min), 9 leituras, 12 testes
Video11 videos
Professional Writing: Letter Format6min
Unlockable Achievement 5min
Cover Letter Paragraph 1- Introducing Yourself4min
Cover Letter Paragraph 2- Highlighting Your Skills in the Cover letter5min
Cover Letter Paragraph 3- Closing4min
Language Focus – Present Perfect vs. Past Tense6min
Professional Writing: Level of Formality5min
Language Focus- Using Modal Verbs to Write Politely6min
Writing a Cover Letter for a Specific Job3min
Unlockable Achievement 6min
Reading9 leituras
Overview of the Unit10min
Sample Cover Letters10min
BASIC: Parts of the Cover Letter10min
ADVANCED: Parts of the Cover Letter10min
Game 3: Unit 3 Vocabulary Flashcards10min
BASIC: Why an Old-Fashioned Cover Letter Still Matters10min
ADVANCED: Why an Old-Fashioned Cover Letter Still Matters10min
8 Common Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid10min
Death of the Cover Letter10min
Quiz11 exercícios práticos
Check Your Understanding: "Sample Cover Letters"8min
Unit 3 Assessment 1: Quiz on Letter Format8min
Check Your Understanding: "Parts of the Cover Letter"10min
Game 1: Match the Job Description with Skills12min
Game 2: Grammar Review10min
Check Your Understanding: "Why an Old-Fashioned Cover Letter Still Matters"10min
Game 4: Direct or Polite Language14min
Check Your Understanding: “8 Common Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid”10min
Game: Verb Tense Review14min
Check Your Understanding: "Death of the Cover Letter"10min
Key Parts of a Formal Letter20min

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5 horas para concluir

Unit 4: Networking

This unit will teach job-seekers language for meeting new people, making small talk, and describing ...
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 22 min), 9 leituras, 7 testes
Video7 videos
Unlockable Achievement 7min
Making Small Talk5min
Unlockable Achievement 8min
Networking Elevator speech- What to Say When Networking5min
Language Focus: Networking Elevator Speech- Delivery5min
Unlockable Achievementmin
Reading9 leituras
Overview of the Unit10min
BASIC: Networking During the Job Search10min
ADVANCED: Networking During the Job Search10min
BASIC: Networking doesn’t happen overnight10min
ADVANCED: Networking doesn't happen overnight10min
Game 2: Unit 4 Vocabulary Flashcards10min
Speaking Assignment Instructions10min
Written Assignment Instructions10min
'You Are Your Brand': Using Social Media to Find a Job10min
Quiz6 exercícios práticos
Check Your Understanding: "Networking During the Job Search"10min
Game 1: Choose the Conversation with Appropriate Topics10min
Check Your Understanding: "Networking doesn't happen overnight"10min
Game 3: Sample Networking Elevator Speeches8min
Check Your Understanding: “'You Are Your Brand:' Using Social Media to Find a Job”10min
Game: Networking Vocabulary Matching12min
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por KWJul 22nd 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. The videos, readings, quizzes and games were very informative, clear and helpful. I hope that other users enjoyed the course as much as I did. Thank you very much!

por SMMar 14th 2017

I think this is well organized course for the profession job application, but the course name is quite mis-leading. The name could be Job Application Process and Carrier Development.

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The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

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