• Unit 3: Bolstering Your Resume and Cover Letter

    In the final unit of this course, you will polish your resume and cover letter. Even if you do not consider yourself technically skilled, you still can create an attractive resume by employing some freely available online resources. You will examine ways to enhance your resume and cover letter and learn about techniques to make your application to each job as competitive as possible. You will harness effective action verbs, keywords, and positioning (a formatting strategy for promoting your professional identity) to strengthen the language and organization of your resume. You also will learn how to edit and review your resume and cover letter to ensure its quality. Finally, you will learn how to tailor your application materials toward a specific job and identify the pitfalls to avoid when finalizing your resume and cover letter.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 1 hour.