A cover letter is the letter of your introduction which showcases your key accomplishments and skills. It adds an appeal to your resume. Some employers do not seriously consider a resume which is not accompanied by a cover letter; therefore, a cover letter ought to be the part of your job-search strategy.
A resume is having a limited value before an employer if he doesn’t get your job expectations exactly that which kind of work you want to do. A cover letter assists an employer to understand that what kind of position you’re expecting and exactly how much you are capable for that position.
The cover letter helps you in targeting your job and the employer in a particular way, leaving the resume to do the marketing of your skills, experience and merits as a part of the bigger picture.
A strategically targeted cover letter proves as a central tool you need to get the job of your expectations and according to your abilities. Writing a persuasive and comprehensive cover letter can be a challenging task. It will need careful thoughts, good knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the existing job market.
Many recruiters and employers usually read the letter first and some even not consider your resume until they get satisfied with the content of your letter, hence it is a noteworthy document.
This unit provides a comprehensive introduction of the essential elements of cover letters and resumes. It includes an exploration of professional resume writing techniques along with general style tips.
The key topics such as personal branding, cover letters and types of resumes are also discusses in this unit. Discover how to write an effective resume and cover letter to enhance your credibility.
After the completion of this course learners will be able to:
- Speak about yourself using descriptive language.
- Apply the essential elements of cover letters and resumes.
- Understand the need for pre-employment testing and what to expect in your target market.
Introduction to Essential Elements of Cover Letters and Resumes
- Writing the Resume
- General Style Tips
- Resume Writing as a Profession
- Personal Branding
- Types of Resumes
- Cover Letters
- Full Tutor Support
- Self paced, no fixed schedules
- Available to students anywhere in the world
- 24/7 Access to the LMS ( Learning Management System )
- Easy to understand quality e-learning study materials
- The benefit of applying for NUS extra Discount Card.
All course materials are included in the course price. All your study material will be available on our learning management system for which you will get access once you are enrolled. The material can be downloaded and printed as well.
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- Online course materials
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You will be continually assessed throughout the course. Your assignment will be marked by your tutor and independently moderated. The feedback on your assignment will then be sent to you. On receipt of this, you may wish to contact your tutor to discuss the feedback.
When you enrol on a course with Brentwood Open Learning College you are allocated your personal tutor. Tutor’s help and support will be available throughout your studies with the college. He/she will assess your work and will provide you with regular feedback on your progress.
Who is this course for?
• Business owners, managers, entrepreneurs,
• People seeking to expand their career opportunities
• Existing employees looking to develop their CPD
• Office workers at all levels
• Team Leaders and supervisors
• Entrepreneurs planning to start their own business
This is a standalone course and assumes no prior knowledge.
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