Job Search and Resume Writing

This course provide students with both traditional and innovative job search techniques and resume writing skills in today’s competitive marketplace.

myAOLCC Hub (Online)
30 Hours
What you'll learn
  • Labor Market Information
  • Organize an Effective Job Search
  • Self-Assessment
  • Chronological Resume Development
  • Editing, Formatting, and Critiquing – Chronological
  • Building a Functional Style Resume
  • Editing, Formatting, and Critiquing – Functional
  • Employment Letters
  • Electronic Resumes
  • Portfolios
  • The Hidden Job Market
  • Research
  • Résumé Delivery
  • Interview Preparation
  • Interview Practice
  • Managing the Results
  • Career Management

Course Introduction

Job Search and Resume Writing course provide students with both traditional and innovative job-search techniques and resume writing skills required to gain employment in today’s competitive marketplace. The course combines theoretical, how-to information with hands-on practical applications.

Students are required to draw on their own experiences to identify work preferences, accomplishments, technical and transferable skills, and to research, organize, and analyze information; and to apply their knowledge in a series of job search preparation and implementation tasks.

During the course, students will develop and apply such skills as setting goals, developing job search strategies, using planning and organizing tools, maintaining records, communicating, decision making; and negotiating.

This course follows a job search process in which, among many other things, the student is provided with the opportunity to create effective resumes and covering letters using traditional and innovative methods, including social networking, and uploading electronic resumes. Students develop and refine skills in organization, time management and communication.

In addition, students will set up a tracking system, create a budget, identify a support system, identify goals, set up a home office, and monitor their time and schedules. In addition to the media, the course is enriched with video presentations that reinforce current job search techniques.

Course Prerequisites

Windows Level 1, Microsoft Word Level 1, Microsoft Excel Level 1, and Introduction to the Internet, or possess equivalent knowledge.

Course Outline

Job Search and Resume Writing

Lesson 1:

Labor Market Information; Organize an Effective Job Search; Self-Assessment

Lesson 2:

Chronological Résumé Development; Editing, Formatting, and Critiquing – Chronological; Building a Functional Style Résumé; Editing, Formatting, and Critiquing – Functional; Final Steps

Lesson 3:

Employment Letters; Electronic Résumés; Portfolios

Lesson 4:

The Hidden Job Market; Research; Résumé Delivery

Lesson 5:

Interview Preparation; Interview Practice; Managing the Results; Career Management

Course Notes

Evaluation is based solely on an Academy of Learning Career College final exam. Prior to taking the final exam, students must successfully complete all the components of the online course material. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

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