CV Writing Short Course

Written with the help of a recruitment expert from Pertemps, with this CV Writing short course you’ll stand out from the crowd.

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Overview

Did you know that the average time an employer spends looking at each CV is around 5-7 seconds, and that each position receives up to 300 applications? With this in mind, you need a CV that seriously sells your skills.

Written in conjunction with recruitment experts from Pertemps and Hinterview, this course will get your CV to the top of the pile

Our online CV Writing Course will guide you through the entire application process, showing you exactly how to create a written CV, video CV, and cover letter that will win you an interview. You’ll learn exactly what to include where, common mistakes that are off-putting to employers, as well as additional tips and tricks you won’t find elsewhere. This course is delivered via engaging eBooks, videos, and PDFs, with quizzes along the way to check your progress.

We’ve turned this course into a FREE Job Ready Pack, containing extra modules on Dealing with Redundancy and Interview Skills, which will give you the tools and knowledge you need to apply for new roles with confidence and ace the interview process.

Do you want this course for free? Use voucher code: FREESHORT when you enrol.

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - CV Writing Skills

In this interactive eBook, you’ll examine some of the reasons a CV is necessary, how to research the employer you’re interested in working for and the position you’ll be in, and your named contact. You’ll also take a look at some dos and don’ts when writing your CV, and exactly what you need to include. Finally, you’ll learn what you should include on your cover letter, and how to fill out those trickly online application forms.

Unit 2 - How to write your CV

In section two, we’ll examine exactly what you need to do to plan and construct a great CV, including exactly what details to include where. You’ll also look at how you can achieve a competitive advantage over other applicants, and some final tips to make sure everything’s perfect.

Unit 3 - The 10 Golden Rules

In this section, we’ll answer questions such as, ‘should I add a photo to my CV?’ and, ‘how can I make my CV look good?’

Unit 4 - Creating a video CV

In the fourth section, we’ll take a look at the part of the job application process you might not be familiar with: the video CV. You’ll find out exactly what a video CV is, who should create one, and some rules to follow if you do.

Unit 5 - Example video CV

In the final section, you’ll find an example created by video recruitment experts, Hinterview, demonstrating exactly what to include in your video CV and what it should look like.

Unit 6 - The 10 golden rules

In the final section, we’ll give a definitive answer to the tricky question, ‘should I add my photo to my CV?’ We’ll also give you 10 golden rules that are simple to follow, and guaranteed to make creating and formatting your CV a breeze.

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Course Outcome

At the end of this course, you’ll have all the tools and skills you needed to create the perfect CV and covering letter.

How is this course assessed or examined?

There are no assessments for this course.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

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Why enrol on a short course with Oxbridge?

Built for busy schedules and those who need to make a change quickly, our range of short courses are great for any time-strapped learner. Our courses may be brief, but you’ll find plenty of insights, advice, and tips along the way – all accessible at a time and place that suits you, thanks to 24-hour access to our award-winning learning platform.

In addition, our learning advisers and personal tutors are on hand with help, advice and encouragement whenever you need them. So browse our courses and get in touch if you have any questions before you enrol.

Do you offer any FREE online short courses?

Most of these courses are available free of charge to help you get back into work and on track as quickly as possible. At Oxbridge, we firmly believe that education opens doors and that everybody is entitled to a solid learning experience regardless of their educational background or experiences.

From crafting and honing a winning CV to learning interview techniques that increase your chances of being hired, we’re with you every step of the way.

What are short courses?

Online short courses allow you to enhance your current skills or build entirely new ones without committing to a course that requires a considerable amount of time and dedication.

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