Writing a Resume

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Finding a great job starts with writing a great resume, one that speaks to your personal and professional strengths. Learn how to write a resume that stands out and makes employers take notice. Stacey A. Gordon, cofounder of Career Incubator, has made it her life's work to help others find the jobs and build the careers of their dreams. In this course, she walks through the basics of resume writing for job seekers, as well as a few extra job search basics such as identifying companies to work for and determining fit.

Stacey explains what to include and exclude on a resume and how to showcase your talents and best qualities. Using practical examples, Stacey walks through choosing the right format, tailoring information to match job requirements, and writing alternative resumes that include industry-specific information. Last, Stacey shows you how to deal with some common sore spots—like job hopping, lack of experience, or unemployment gaps—while concentrating on your experience.
Topics include:
  • Explain how to present your experience on a resume.
  • Identify where spell check will not catch mistakes.
  • Recognize the proper way to present your dates of employment in your professional experience section.
  • Recall when you will need a traditional resume in the entertainment business.
  • Explain what you could do to fill in the void on your resume when you have been unemployed for over six months.
  • Name the benefits of sending a handwritten thank-you note following an interview.
  • Identify some things you can do to help you identify and eliminate red flags before applying for a job.
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The course was general. Would have been more productive if the exercise files were attached as it had resume formats and examples that were often bein referred to during the video.