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Real-World Résumé Strategy
RES-01 – Certificate Course – Class size is limited.
Join us for a fully interactive résumé development program for practitioners. Today’s résumés are strategic. They address each client’s unique value proposition, barriers and obstacles. A lot has changed in résumé writing. You can’t just use templates anymore. If you haven’t attended any résumé training in a while, then you need to get up to speed. We’ll address a range of elimination factors to ensure that your client’s résumé meets today’s industry standards. We’ll tackle many barriers to employment and uncover ethical and reliable ways to address them. You will learn to provide custom résumé support services to each client based on each individual’s background, objectives, and needs.
This is an intensive 2-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 strategic résumé competency for real-world challenges, 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 program helps you in the following ways:
- Boost your expertise in strategic résumé development.
- Learn to develop a unique Value Proposition for every client.
- Learn how to extinguish factors that eliminate résumés.
- Identify new ways to extract accomplishments and achievements.
- Acquire many strategies to address client barriers to employment.
- Build your understanding of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).
- 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 strategic résumé writing competency.
Throughout this 2-week fully facilitated course, 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.
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 see many sample documents from the newest edition of the Best Canadian Résumés paperback book authored by Sharon Graham. Boost your confidence and competency in résumé writing mechanics, and help your clients produce strategic résumés for our real-world.
Ready yourself for the next step in your strategic résumé writing 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-01
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: Real-World Résumé Strategy 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 20 hours over 2 weeks.
REQUIRED TEXT | RECOMMENDED READING
Students will be supplied with a comprehensive workbook along with sample résumé 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.
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 a résumé and strategy statement based on a fictionalized case study and job posting (40%)