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Advanced Résumé Development
CDP-05 – Certificate Course – Class size is limited.
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.
This is an intensive 5-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!
Join this fully-facilitated, part-time online course.
- You participate in the online class and complete daily assignments on your own schedule.
- You have full access to all course material, videos, quizzes, forums, and assignments at any day and time during the course.
- You work along with other students in the class and participate in group discussions.
- Your course instructor is available weekdays to review your progress and answer your questions.
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 50 hours towards any Continuing Education Credits (CECs) you require.
- Become eligible to Fast-Track the Certified Résumé Strategist (CRS) credential.
Actively develop your strategic résumé writing competency.
Throughout this 5-week fully facilitated program, you’ll actively cultivate your strategic résumé writing skills. You’ll take part in a range of activities for a dynamic, interactive learning experience: videos, reading, quizzes, online discussions, reflection exercises, and small projects. Each week is structured so that you receive interesting and topical information, tips, and strategies. This format will provide current theory, strategic guidance, and practical experience through examples and application.
Gain knowledge and build your expertise by focusing on your needs.
To give you highly personalized attention and mentoring, class sizes are limited. One-on-one support, group discussions, exercises, and follow-up assignments will enable you to actively develop your skills. Your Master-Level Certified course instructor will be available to answer your questions. You’ll also connect and learn from other course participants. Through these interactions, you will learn how and when to apply various techniques to enable clients to succeed in their career and employment endeavours.
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 a comprehensive workbook and many sample documents. 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 have a minimum of 2 years related work experience and 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.
2017 PROGRAM RATE Professional Members of Career Professionals of Canada and Supporting Organizations (ask for code) $495 Non-Members $990
Fees are paid at the time of registration for each course. Cost includes all required texts.
Some additional texts may be recommended, but are not mandatory.
Course Number: CDP-05
Course Status: Registration Open
Course Duration: 5 Weeks | 10 hours per week (50 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).
Distance Education | Fully Facilitated | Online Course
This 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 course, 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.
Proactive class participation is encouraged and required. Discussion forums enable you to participate when it is convenient for you, rather than at a specific time. A messaging system gives you real-time interaction between course instructors and other students who are online.
As this program is offered online, you must have reliable Internet access and be comfortable using Internet technology, downloading resources, and communicating in discussion forums.
You will be expected to spend a similar amount of time on this course as you would in a classroom-based environment of 50 hours over 5 weeks:
- WEEK 1 – Résumé Strategy – Résumé Marketing, Résumé Planning, Value Proposition, and Strategic Application.
- WEEK 2 – Résumé Mechanics – Résumé Fundamentals, Employment History, Supplementary Components, and Spelling and Grammar.
- WEEK 3 – Résumé Design – Creative Formatting, Technology-Friendly Résumés, and Résumé Innovations.
- WEEK 4 – Supporting Documents – Cover Letter Strategy and Supplementary Documents.
- WEEK 5 – Application Assignment – Samples & Strategy.
Students will be supplied with The Canadian Résumé Strategist, Career Professionals of Canada’s Certified Résumé Strategist eGuide.
Students will also receive a comprehensive workbook along with sample résumés and cover letters and 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.
Students must achieve an overall grade of at least 80% to successfully complete the course. If absent or offline for more than one week, students are required to contact the instructor.
- Online assignments and group discussion participation (60%)
- Homework assignment Submission of 2 résumés, cover letter, and strategy statement (40%)
Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to bypass the formal document submission process and be considered for the Certified Résumé Strategist (CRS) designation through CPC’s CRS Fast-Track Program. Note that you must have a minimum of 2 years related work experience and you must pay the application fee to be granted the designation. Certification program costs are outlined on the Career Professionals of Canada website. Certification program costs are outlined on the Career Professionals of Canada website.