Advanced Résumé Development Certificate Course (CDP-105)
Advanced Résumé Development
CDP-105 – Certificate Course – Class size is limited.
Certified Résumé Strategist (CRS) Certification Preparation Course
Join us for a fully interactive résumé development course for practitioners. Help your clients capture attention with highly customized résumés. This course will present advanced strategic principles and technical practices for the development of résumés and cover letters for the Canadian market. These principles and practices will develop your range of expertise in strategic résumé writing. This will enable you to provide custom résumé support services to clients based on each individual’s background, objectives, and needs.
Actively develop your strategic résumé writing competency.
This is an intensive 3-week distance learning course. This course is designed to upgrade your résumé writing skills and enable you to apply current theories, concepts, and measures in your work with clients. If you are serious about advancing your résumé competency within the scope of career development, or if you would like to be granted your Certified Résumé Strategist (CRS) Certification in the future, you will discover that this course is designed to help you achieve your goal!
Are you ready to take your résumé writing abilities to the next level?
This course helps you in the following ways:
- Boost your confidence and talent in strategic résumé development.
- Develop tactical résumé and cover letter writing skills.
- Develop your competency in résumé writing mechanics.
- Learn the most current résumé formatting and design techniques.
- Update your own résumé to the most current industry standards.
- Position yourself to earn more as one of the top résumé writers in Canada.
- Earn 45 hours towards any Continuing Education Credits (CECs) you require.
- Become eligible to Fast-Track the Certified Résumé Strategist (CRS) credential.
Get valuable resource material that you will use again and again.
You will receive The Canadian Résumé Strategist, the 200-page Certified Résumé Strategist (CRS) Study eGuide, along with resources, reference sheets, and samples. The eGuide is a valuable resource. It thoroughly discusses current concepts and strategies to enable practitioners to provide exemplary résumé writing support and services. Many opportunities will be provided for you to become familiar with the material. This eGuide and associated resources will be an asset throughout your career.
Ready yourself for the next step in your strategic résumé writing career.
Advanced Résumé Development is designed as a preparatory and assessment course for those practitioners wishing to receive their Certified Résumé Strategist (CRS) designation. Upon passing, you will be fully ready to apply for Certified Résumé Strategist (CRS) certification through Career Professionals of Canada. Note that you must pay the application fee to be granted the designation through CPC’s CRS Fast-Track Program. Certification program costs are outlined on the Career Professionals of Canada website.
COURSE OVERVIEWCourse Number: CDP-105 Course Status: Registration Open Course Duration: 3 Weeks | 15 hours per week (45 hours) Course Prerequisite: Prior strategic résumé writing experience or a diploma in a related area is recommended. Accreditation: Advanced Résumé Development Certificate (upon successful completion).
- You participate in the online class and complete daily modules on your own schedule.
- You have full access to all course material at any time and day during the course.
- You work along with other students in the class and participate in group discussions.
- Your class instructor is available weekdays to review your progress and answer your questions.
You will receive The Canadian Résumé Strategist, Career Professionals of Canada’s Certified Résumé Strategist eGuide.You will also receive various samples, resources, and reference sheets along with additional relevant readings, which will be posted on the course site. All required text and course resources are supplied. In addition, we recommend the following reading list to supplement the course material: Best Canadian Résumés and Best Canadian Cover Letters.
CRS Study Guide ChaptersStudents will be supplied with The Canadian Résumé Strategist, Career Professionals of Canada’s Certified Résumé Strategist eGuide. Part 1 — Résumé Strategy Chapter 1 – Résumé Marketing Chapter 2 – Résumé Planning Chapter 3 – Value Proposition Chapter 4 – Strategic Application Part 2 — Résumé Mechanics Chapter 5 – Résumé Fundamentals Chapter 6 – Employment History Chapter 7 – Supplementary Components Chapter 8 – Spelling and Grammar Part 3 — Résumé Design Chapter 9 – Creative Formatting Chapter 10 – Technology-Friendly Résumés Chapter 11 – Résumé Innovations Part 4 – Supporting Documents Chapter 12 – Cover Letter Strategy Chapter 13 – Supplementary Documents Part 5 – Certification Chapter 14 – CRS Testing Process Chapter 15 – MCRS Testing Process Appendices Appendix A – High Impact Action Verbs Appendix B – Keywords and Key Phrases
- Online assignments and group discussion participation (60%)
- Homework assignment Submission of 2 résumés, and cover letter (40%)
Distance Education | Fully-Facilitated | Online CourseThis custom-designed, fully-facilitated online format is ideal for adult learners. When you register, you will receive login instructions by email so that you can get comfortable with the platform and program, and start your pre-course work right away. The distance education format is a combination of videos, reading, quizzes, online discussions, reflection exercises, small projects, and final homework assignment. Your active participation in all these aspects enriches your learning experience. As this course is offered online, you must have reliable internet access and be comfortable using internet technology, downloading resources, and communicating in discussion forums.
CDP Competency Framework Competencies Covered15 Client Work Search Strategies - Use tailored approaches to prepare client for learning and employment 15.1 Work with clients to develop résumés 15.2 Work with clients to write communications 15.3 Work with clients to assemble portfolios 15.4 Work with clients to develop value proposition
Other Areas Discussed
1 Professional Responsibility - Adhere to professional code of conduct 1.5 Represent career development qualifications 3 Client-Practitioner Relationship - Nurture a collaborative and trusting relationship 3.1 Establish and sustain working alliance 4 Diversity and Inclusion - Promote a diverse and inclusive workforce and equitable access to resources and opportunities 4.1 Respect diversity and inclusion 4.2 Promote diversity and inclusion 4.3 Advocate for clients 5 Evidence-Based Practice - Develop and sustain an evidence-based practice to improve outcomes 5.1 Develop evidence-based interventions 6 Professional Development - Commit to lifelong learning by developing new skills aligned with development in the field of practice and society 6.1 Develop and maintain professional relationships 6.2 Engage in lifelong learning 6.3 Collaborate with peers 7 Health and Wellness - Promote well-being and a healthy work environment 7.2 Interact with others in respectful and civil manner 7.3 Plan and organize work 9 Digital Literacy - Leverage current and emerging technologies to support career development practice 9.1 Use digital technology 10 Foundational Knowledge and Applied Theories - Develop foundational knowledge of field of practice 10.1 Understand career development theories and models 10.2 Apply career development theories and models 11 Career Discovery Process - Engage clients in a structured career exploration 11.1 Conduct intake interview 14 Career Resources - Manage career resources to support client services and self-directed learning 14.1 Maintain and deliver career resources 15 Client Work Search Strategies - Use tailored approaches to prepare client for learning and employment 16.1 Maintain network of referral resources 16 Referrals to Professional Services - Refer client to other professionals as required 16.1 Maintain network of referral resources
RATE Professional Members of Career Professionals of Canada $495 Supporting Organizations (ask for code) $693 Non-Members $990
Fees are paid at the time of registration for each course. Cost includes all required texts.