Key information

  • Delivery

    Online, Self-study

  • Estimated study time

    15 hours

  • Length of access

    6 months

Build your personal brand

When applying for jobs, it’s important to understand what information goes into a cover letter and a resume. This course will help students to structure and format these documents, which is a skill that will serve them well wherever they apply for work.

What you'll learn

The aim of this course is to guide and support you in developing a resume that aligns with industry best standards as well as providing insights from experienced hiring managers and recruiters on the type of information they want to see in a resume. This course will provide you with the tips you need to create a resume that best positions you for the roles for which you apply.

  • Layout and Design of a Resume

  • What information goes into a Resume

  • Writing a Cover Letter

  • The Writing process

How you'll learn

This course is fully online and self-paced, allowing you to study when it’s convenient for you. We expect this course to take a minimum of 15 hours to complete. Learning content includes comprehensive explanations, activities and short videos. There are no formal assignments required for this course, however all participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome

    • Welcome

  • 2

    Module 1 - Layout and Design of a Resume

    • Welcome to Module 1

    • Designing your Resume

    • Layout of your Resume

    • Test your Learning

  • 3

    Module 2 - What Information Goes into a Resume?

    • Welcome to Module 2

    • Contact information

    • Personal Profile

    • Entry-level Applicants

    • Tailoring your Resume to Each Job

    • Achievements not Just Responsibilities

    • Test your Learning

  • 4

    Module 3 - Writing a Cover Letter

    • Welcome to Module 3

    • The Importance of a Cover Letter

    • Information to Include and Not to Include

    • Appearance of a Cover Letter

    • Introductory and Follow-up Emails

    • Test your learning

  • 5

    Module 4 - The Writing Process

    • Welcome to Module 4

    • Steps in Writing your Cover Letter and Resume

    • Clear and Concise Communication

    • Cohesive and Coherent Writing

    • Final Steps

    • Test your Learning

    • Bibliography

  • 6


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