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Technology Optimized Résumés
RES-02 – Certificate Course – Class size is limited.
Résumé optimization for Applicant Tracking Systems, Search Engines, and Social Media.
Many clients post their résumés online so that they can be recruited through social media and other internet technology. To ensure that your client’s résumé is found by employers and recruiters, it needs to be optimized for this technology. Recruitment technology trends advance very quickly, and you need to keep up. Join us for this fully interactive course for practitioners.
In this course, you will learn and understand how Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) work. You will learn how recruiters use LinkedIn, Google, company websites, and their own computers to find, sort, and select candidates. You will build a solid knowledge base that will enable your clients to submit their online applications and be found by recruiters. You will help your client create résumés that get through the system!
This is an intensive 2-week distance learning course.
This course is designed to upgrade your skills related to résumé optimization for Applicant Tracking Systems, search engines, and social media. If you are serious about updating your technical skills related to résumé development, 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 optimize résumés for current technology?
This course helps you in the following ways:
- Boost your expertise in résumé development for current technology.
- Acquire deep understanding on Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).
- Use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to your client’s advantage.
- Learn how to optimize your client’s résumé for social media.
- Understand how companies track résumés in their websites and on their computers .
- Identify the types of files, formats, and structures that work in ATS.
- Understand how and where keywords should be used to create the most impact.
- Position yourself to earn more as one of the top résumé writers in Canada.
- Earn 20 hours towards any Continuing Education Credits (CECs) you require.
Actively develop your résumé optimization competency.
Throughout this 2-week fully facilitated course, you’ll actively cultivate your résumé optimization 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 program 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.
As part of this dynamic workshop, you will gain practical experience through examples and application. You will receive a comprehensive workbook and many resources. You will receive various handouts including ATS and SEO reference checklists and sample ATS-friendly résumés. Boost your confidence and competency in résumé optimization.
Ready yourself for the next step in your career.
2017 PROGRAM RATE Professional Members of Career Professionals of Canada and Supporting Organizations (ask for code) $295 Non-Members $590
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: RES-02
Course Status: Registration Open
Course Duration: 2 Weeks | 10 hours per week (20 hours)
Course Prerequisite: Prior strategic résumé writing experience or a diploma in a related area is recommended.
Accreditation: Technology Optimized Résumés 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 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.
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 program instructors and other students who are online.
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.
You will be expected to spend a similar amount of time on this course as you would in a classroom-based environment of 20 hours over 2 weeks.
REQUIRED TEXT | RECOMMENDED READING
Students will be supplied with a comprehensive workbook along with various resources and reference sheets related to ATS and SEO, sample résumés. 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.
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 an ATS-optimized résumé in Microsoft Word (.docx) and the job posting being targeted, along with a strategy statement (40%)