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Net That Job: How to Write a CV Online

Find out how to write a CV online that will help you stand out and net your dream job, with this free online CV writing course.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Net That Job: How to Write a CV Online

Why join the course?

Writing a CV is a very personal thing – it’s a story about your past that employers will use to decide if you have a future with them. This free online course will guide you through the CV writing process, helping you create a CV online that will help you net your dream job.

Find out how to write a CV online

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to improve your existing CV, not only by making it more digital and putting your CV online, but also through being more aware of what makes a good CV and what makes a bad one.

In Weeks 1 and 2, we’ll be looking at all of the key skills you’ll need to perfect your CV – the idea is that you’ll build up these key skills so that you’ll be able to see a clear improvement in your CV writing.

In Week 2, we’ll consider how digital you want your CV to be, so that, by the end of the course, you’ll be in a great position to put your CV online and net that job.

Get CV writing advice from experts and learners around the world

Throughout the course, you’ll get cv writing advice from Willie McGuire, Rille Raaper and Viktoria Nikolova – a team of CV experts from the University of Glasgow.

You’ll also be able to connect with a huge number of other job hunters around the world, who are all bursting with ideas – ideas that you can use in your own CV writing.

You can follow the team behind this course on Twitter: @FLNetThatJob.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsHello, and a warm welcome to this course on netting a job with a digital CV. My name is Willie McGuire and I'm also known as a lead educator on this course. And together with Rille Raaper and Viktoria Nikolova, the other educators, we'll help you to create a 21st century CV that'll help you to net that dream job. Creating a CV is a personal thing. It's partly a story of your past that employers use to decide if you have a future with them. When we begin a course, we're entering new territory, and a guide is always helpful for that.

Skip to 0 minutes and 42 secondsSo I'm going to give you an overview of two main things-- your experiences and the key outcome of the course at the end of the third week. The main outcome from this course is that you'll be able to improve your existing CV not only by making more digital, but also through being more aware of what makes a good CV and what makes a bad one. What's unique about our course? Well, you have to put yourself in the position of the employer. And you have to determine how digital you want your CV to be, to match the job for what you applied.

Skip to 1 minute and 19 secondsNow, we'll support you to achieve the key outcome as this free online course allows you to connect with huge, even massive, numbers of people who are all bursting with ideas, ideas that you can use to help you. As well as making use of the skills of other course members and using exciting ways of getting you think yourself into a job, we'll also be encouraging you to be creative by experiencing new models of CV using video, LinkedIn, and QR codes. What's QR code? Well, sign up for week 1 and find out. We can't wait to start working with you.

What topics will you cover?

  • Defining CVs;
  • The main components of a CV: photographs, personal profiles, video profiles, education, work experience, volunteering, and future plans;
  • Making effective use of the experience of real employers by putting yourself in the position of the employer;
  • Examining the top five personality types sought by employers;
  • Developing transferable skills;
  • Learning how to communicate enthusiasm through a CV and through the deployment of words that convey energy;
  • Developing powers of discrimination to identify good and bad CVs;
  • Matching the CV to the job using job outlines, job advert analysis skills, and refining company research skills;
  • Matching the CV to the job by determining how much technology is appropriate for specific jobs;
  • Adding technology successfully to your CV;
  • Creating the finished CV online;
  • Evaluating the work of others.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explore the different forms of CV
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of a range of CV formats
  • Assess the degree of technology to be used in the CV
  • Debate the issues involved in the construction of CVs online
  • Match CVs to job specifications
  • Assess the degree of technology to be used in the CV
  • Create a CV online

Who is the course for?

There are no prior requirements for this course.

Who will you learn with?

Willie McGuire Lead Educator

I've been at Glasgow University, as a Senior Lecturer, for 12 years now and I love it!
Right now, my main aim is to help you to write better cvs so that you get an interview and net that job

Who developed the course?

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.

Buy a personalised, digital and printed certificate and transcript

You can buy a Certificate of Achievement for this course — a personalised certificate and transcript in both digital and printed formats, to prove what you’ve learnt. A Statement of Participation is also available for this course.

Certificate of Achievement + transcript $59.00

Statement of Participation $34.00