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Voltar para Writing Winning Resumes and Cover Letters

Comentários e feedback de alunos de Writing Winning Resumes and Cover Letters da instituição Universidade de Maryland, College Park

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Sobre o curso

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....

Melhores avaliações


9 de out de 2017

Simplistic, direct and informative. This course helped me refocus my competencies and updated my resume writing strategies. Great examples and resources to utilize.


31 de dez de 2022

Loved every minute of it. Would surely recommend my friends & family this course. Shoutout to amazing instructor and COURSERA for this platform. 🙏👍👌

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1 — 25 de 86 Avaliações para o Writing Winning Resumes and Cover Letters

por Muhamad A B A B

24 de ago de 2020

Very helpful, step-by step guide in writing effective cover letter and resumes. Provide ample examples and tutor can explain topics succinctly.

por Deborah O

4 de mai de 2021

This course covered the fundamentals of resume writing; however, it was somewhat outdated as it was still mentioning sending necessary application documents via snail mail (despite a discussion about ATS). What was most distressing is that I posted several questions and comments - some of which were a request for help - and never once could I find a response. Please do not set up a Discussion Forum if no one is going to monitor it and respond!

por Raj K S

3 de jun de 2016

Every time one hear if you are not getting an interview call then it means your resume writing skills are not excellent, you are not able to project your self, you are not able sell your self or you might be overqualified / under-qualified. If you ask them for help, 90% are not in a position to guide you, 9% would support you, provide some reasons, but you still you feel handicap. I am lucky to find my 1% who hold my hand and walked me through each stage , educated me with the explanation why to write like this way in 21st century.

In my view it is the right time everyone must gain this skill of 21st century resume and cover letter writing . We need to overwrite now, the old traditional way of resume and cover letter writing.

Thanks to Charles Duquette and Daniela C. Wagner-Loera for making this excellent course easy to understand.

por Tamanna K

19 de mai de 2019

Hands down this is the best course on understanding resume writing. If you are looking for a course to understand the basics of cover letter writing and resume writing, then this is the course you absolutely need to take. The instructor, Mr. Duquette has done such a fabulous job, right from creating the content to explaining it. The language is really simple and very clearly explained (with examples). I can not thank Mr. Duquette enough for putting together this very concise and well-explanined course. I have truly learned a great deal.

por Qamar I

21 de fev de 2020

It is a detailed course... a lot of new contents that i never found on any other site specially in such an organized manner. highly recommended.

por Carolina S G

3 de out de 2016

Extremelly clearifying. The directions are comprehensible, and the course helped me to increase the job opportunities dramatically!

por Heidi B B

5 de out de 2017

This course was much more informative and helpful than I had imagined it would be. The videos were all worthwhile, along with the quizzes and assignments. For me, returning to the workforce after a prolonged absence, the insights regarding the job recruitment process in today's world were invaluable. I have been inspired, motivated and encouraged! I am very grateful I had the opportunity to study this subject, and have already signed up for the other courses related to this one.

por Snehal D

24 de mar de 2017

It is an excellent course. Anyone who is new or old to the current job market must consider taking it. I will highly recommend since I learned new strategy and insight into how to write Resumes, Cover Letter and Follow-Up letter and most importantly what I shouldn't do to jeopardize my chances of success. I may revisit other areas as time permits.. Thank You.

por Thịnh L Q

30 de jul de 2019

The best resumes writing course I have ever had.

The lecturer Charles Duquette is outstanding. I love his presence and charisma. I even remind me of Tywin Lannister (my favorite character in Game of Thrones)

This course is rich with extra material for me to read after the lectures.

Thank you so much for this course. I helped me a lot.

por Albert K

10 de jun de 2019

Excellent course. Very informative. Also for me as living in Germany it was very interesting to find out about some cultural differences in writting winning resumes. The course is well founded and Mr Duquette is very credible.

por Fabiana B

13 de set de 2019

I felt so much more confident after taking this course! I acquired the necessary vocabulary to make my resume and cover letters stand out! Fingers crossed I will receive job offers. I am very grateful this course was offered!

por Gabryella C

10 de out de 2017

Simplistic, direct and informative. This course helped me refocus my competencies and updated my resume writing strategies. Great examples and resources to utilize.

por Héctor R

30 de out de 2019

I went over the resume writing, and it is a breakthrough the way it is presented. I loved the training and left me motivated.

por Rachita C

15 de out de 2016

One of the most compelling and amazing courses on Coursera. Teaches you the essentials required to survive in the 'market'.

por Zuzana V

21 de mai de 2016

I really liked this course because it is very specific, shows very good examples and provides practical resources.

por JaneVillablanca

2 de jul de 2020

Very innovative and practical course which may increase your chances of being noticed by potential employers.

por Victor C

5 de jan de 2017

Excellent, It was concise but without missing details, It also included a lot of examples. Thank You.

por Venkatesh M

3 de mai de 2017

Very useful and informative course covering key aspects to be taken while writing resumes...

por Iram B

31 de jul de 2018

It was an eye opener and pointed out what we so foolishly overlook while writing resumes.

por Amin k

6 de mar de 2020

This is a great course and it helps you to learn how to write a high-quality resume.

por Dirisu E

19 de mar de 2020

This course has broaden my knowledge on resume writing.

por Mercy O

17 de mar de 2020

It was a great course, I came away with new knowledge

por Athita V

19 de mar de 2019

Good advising for developing effective resume.

por Katherine Z

30 de set de 2016

Very helpful insights and great examples!

por Jekaterina

9 de ago de 2017

This course is very helpful. Thank you.