How to write a CV course opens on MondayBy Editor
We may be on the up economically, but that doesn't mean that jobs are ten a penny. That's why the lovely people at University of Sheffield are offering a free three-week course on 'How to Succeed at: Writing Applications.'
The course, which is part of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) series, aims to help those who are seeking work create a more appealing curriculum vitae, which is crucial when there are currently about four applicants to one job.
The programme is targeted at anyone, not just students of the university, and has already helped more than 17,500 people learn how be more employable.
Internship Coordinator at the University’s Career Service, Dr Hilary Jones, said: “On this course we will help you sell yourself, create a fantastic CV and online profile, and write the best possible application for the dream job or course that you want.
“We are going to share some of the best practices you can use when applying for jobs, apprenticeships, placements and university courses. We will help you understand more about recruiters and what they are looking for by analysing job adverts and course specifications, as well as encouraging learners to think in more detail about what they have to offer.
“We will be giving insights from employers and admission tutors from a range of different industries who will be sharing what they look for and don’t look for in an application."
Rather than being a formal guide to selling yourself, the course will be as interactive as possible with quizzes videos, articles, 'self-reflective exercises' and a network of people that you can talk to if there is any difficulty.
How to Succeed at: Writing Applications commences on Monday 6 October 2014, and it is open to people across the world regardless of an academic background.