Online Course for Creating Job Applications, CVs and Cover Letters

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This summer the Hong Kong Polytechnic University is offering an open online course, ‘English at Work in Asia: Job Applications, CVs and Cover Letters’. This 5-week course is aimed at both native and non-native speakers of English that helps them to create a compelling CV / résumé and job application.

In this free online course applicants will learn from industry professionals and recruiters about how to design effective CVs, résumés and cover letters and how to create a compelling online presence. The course starts on September 13, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 5 weeks
Effort:  2-4 hours/week
Subject: Job Applications, CVs and Cover Letters
Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and edX
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes.  Add a Verified Certificate for $50
Session: Course starts on September 13, 2017

Providers’ Details

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is offering the course via renowned online platform edX. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is committed to education and preparing students to becoming global citizens through quality learning and teaching.  It is internationally known for our excellence in professional education and innovative research.

This online platform edX provides online courses from the world’s best universities.  EdX courses are open to everyone. All you need is access to a computer with a current browser, an Internet connection, and, of course, a desire to learn.

About This Course

This two-part job search course guides applicants on the path to career success. Based on interviews with industry professionals and experienced recruiters, Part 1 helps applicants create a compelling CV / résumé and job application. Part 2 helps applicants interview successfully.

This job search course is for both native and non-native speakers of English. Native speakers will learn from industry professionals and recruiters about how to design effective CVs, résumés and cover letters and how to create a compelling online presence. Non-native speakers will also benefit from the English language input that is provided in each week of the course.

Part 1 is followed by Part 2, English at Work in Asia: Preparing for a Job Interview, which covers how to succeed in job interviews so applicants trump the other candidates.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. Once applicants have their professional knowledge and gained experience, how applicants persuade others to believe that they are as good as they say other are is the challenge. Our instructors have had a 100% success rate in getting interviews and landing a job in Asia and we hope to share that experience with applicants. The course materials are designed based on university’s expertise as well as advice from accomplished professionals in the business, HR and academic field. Taking this course will bring applicants closer to getting that job. The ocurse also provides Video Transcripts in English.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of Part 1 of the course, you‘ll have learned how to:

  • Design an effective CV / résumé that stands out from other candidates
  • Excel at leadership and creativity throughout your job search
  • Write cover letters that will land a job interview
  • Construct a compelling online presence with LinkedIn and other online tools

Course Format

Week 1: Excelling at Leadership and Creativity
Week 2: Getting your CV / Résumé  Noticed
Week 3: Selling Yourself in the Cover Letter
Week 4: Creating a Compelling Online Presence
Week 5: Completion of Peer Assessment

Instructors

Jessica Xia
English Language Instructor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Bee Dy
English Language Instructor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Requirements

  • This course is for both native and non-native speakers of English.
  • Prerequisites are None

How To Join This Course

1.Go to the course website link
2.Create an edX account to SignUp
3.Choose “Register Now” to get started.
4.EdX offers honor code certificates of achievement, verified certificates of achievement, and XSeries certificates of achievement. Currently, verified certificates are only available in some courses.
5.Once you sign up for a course and activate your account, click on the Log In button on the edx.org home page and type in your email address and edX password. This will take you to your dashboard, with access to each of your active courses. (Before a course begins, it will be listed on your dashboard but will not yet have a “view course” option.)

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