Writing a Resume

Writing a Resume

Finding a great job starts with writing a great resume, one that speaks to your personal and professional strengths. Learn how to write a resume that stands out and makes employers take notice. Stacey A. Gordon, cofounder of Career Incubator, has made it her life's work to help others find the jobs and build the careers of their dreams. In this course, she walks through the basics of resume writing for job seekers, as well as a few extra job search basics such as identifying companies to work for and determining fit.

Stacey explains what to include and exclude on a resume and how to showcase your talents and best qualities. Using practical examples, Stacey walks through choosing the right format, tailoring information to match job requirements, and writing alternative resumes that include industry-specific information. Last, Stacey shows you how to deal with some common sore spots—like job hopping, lack of experience, or unemployment gaps—while concentrating on your experience.

Topics include:

  • Explain how to present your experience on a resume.
  • Identify where spell check will not catch mistakes.
  • Recognize the proper way to present your dates of employment in your professional experience section.
  • Recall when you will need a traditional resume in the entertainment business.
  • Explain what you could do to fill in the void on your resume when you have been unemployed for over six months.
  • Name the benefits of sending a handwritten thank-you note following an interview.
  • Identify some things you can do to help you identify and eliminate red flags before applying for a job.


  • 英文名称:Writing a Resume
  • 时长:2小时27分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. Writing a successful resume
  2. The goal of an objective statement
  3. Your summary of skills section
  4. Showcase professional work experience
  5. How to present your education
  6. Display membership in an organization
  7. Showcase volunteer work and experience
  8. Add a technical or computer skills section
  9. Customize identifying information
  10. Include optimal contact information
  11. Include keywords in professional experience
  12. Tailor your education to match the job
  13. How to use achievements on your resume
  14. Use awards to upgrade your resume
  15. When to include publications on your resume
  16. Resume formats and layouts
  17. Resume-friendly software
  18. The functional resume
  19. United States curriculum vitae (CV)
  20. European resumes
  21. Marketing resumes
  22. Entertainment resumes
  23. Design/architecture resumes
  24. Tips for college grads and early careers
  25. How to tackle large gaps and longevity
  26. How to handle a career change
  27. Tips for job hoppers
  28. Manage long term unemployment
  29. Use your objective to focus the reader
  30. How to showcase the skills an employer wants
  31. Use your experience as a roadmap
  32. Strategies for using your education
  33. The value of your volunteer work
  34. Use thank you notes to follow up
  35. Prepare your references
  36. How to follow up without stalking
  37. Manage your online presence
  38. Resumes and online applications
  39. How to use a resume during an interview
  40. Resumes and networking
  41. Resumes and informational interviews
  42. Identifying companies
  43. Determining fit
  44. Finding a contact
  45. Next steps for job search success