Learn how to navigate the course to find the most specific recommendations relevant to you, based on career stage and industry. Additionally, learn how to access the exercise files.
- [Instructor] Here's the goal. This course should serve you in a number of ways. If you want to get the most out of this course, keep an open mind about changes you can implement to make yourself stand out and be a more valuable potential candidate for your next job opportunity. To get the most out of this course, be open to focusing on your strengths, reevaluating your positives and minimizing weaknesses, putting your best foot forward. I want you to be able to take a clear-headed look at how your current resume measures up and to consider the possibilities of re-imagining your public face, the face employers want to see.
Yes, it will take some work. There's no magic bullet but if it's been a while since you were looking for the next step in your career, chances are the ground has shifted. In many ways, it has shifted in a good way. It's easier now than ever before to get your profile and your work and a sense of who you are in front of recruiters and hiring managers. If you work with me through this course being open to different directions and being willing to fine tune and fine tune again, you can polish your resume, your most potent, professional tool into a high gloss that will do you proud.
There's no single right way because everyone is different and you are unique. There are many ways to build and design a successful resume. Start by putting yourself in the position of the hiring manager and research resumes that you can easily find online through many sources. The more resumes you look at, the more you'll learn about what to do and what not to do. Most people are so focused on their own resume that they can't see beyond the edges of that single piece of paper.
Take advantage of the internet and do as much research as you can. There are so many ways you can research your competition. Of course, I'll be showing you plenty of resumes in this course and analyzing them. I'm always reviewing new resumes. In fact, I see many hundreds and hundreds of resumes every year. One last tip on getting the most out of this course. In the Exercise Files, you'll find a list of online job hunting resources and links to online writing resources.
- Organizing and emphasizing your experience
- Curating your career story
- Being honest and authentic
- Optimizing resumes for different career stages
- Planning a career transition
- Choosing effective typefaces
- Using style, size, weight, and color
- Choosing the right words and text length