Why this e-course and how does it tie-in with Career Directors International?
Career Directors International has selected Gayle Howard to create and instruct our resume mastery e-course due to the comprehensive nature of the training that extends from information gathering to word basics and formatting, punctuation, special circumstance writing, power wording and more. All with an interactive component where assignments are provided, assessed and expert feedback offered.
The course when completed with a gold pass will allow you to jump over certification testing to automatically earn CDI’s Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW) credential.
What won’t this e-course do for me?
This course will not make money for you just by elevating your skills alone. You will have the potential to build a referral base of happy clients but the course itself will not open doors for you without your input. That means using your network, being creative about how you market yourself, having a realistic pricing strategy, a good website, and solid advertising. Do not mistake skills with monetary success. Your skills over time should bring people to you and build client loyalty, but of themselves they are not a passport to never-ending riches. Marketing, the employment sector of the time, the type of client you have, and the type of marketing campaigns you drive are all key components.
An exciting and powerfully written resume portfolio is not a substitute for business and sales acumen. You can use your resume portfolio to quickly and impressively illustrate your talents and accomplishments, but, the primary determining factors for your success will still be how well you can communicate your strengths to your potential clients. If you are running a close race with another resume writer for a client’s business, the skills, training, and credentials you have can put you a nose ahead, but you still have to run the overall race like a winner.
How can I leverage my commitment to ongoing professional development?
★Announce your attendance at an advanced resume writing course to your clients in a press release on your website. Note the course in your credentials. Clients will understand that you are investing your time and money in improving your skills.
★Capitalize on your newfound skills by noting projects that you are particularly proud of and then submitting them to CDI’s TORI Awards. What outstanding marketing mileage you can get from being a nominee or an award winner!
★Take advantage of business cards where information about you can be included on the reverse of the card. This mini-billboard can list your courses, and your credentials and business cards can be purchased very inexpensively. Always make a point of exchanging your card at networking events, and including them with follow up letters.
Make sure your signature line in your emails sells you whenever you send email, communicate on chat boards or send job search communiqué: Resume Mastery for Professional Writers.
Can I change the layout and visuals of the resume I create or change the content?
The e-course gives you the tools to produce creative, consistent, and sophisticated formats and content. When you know what to do and what to change and when, you will be able to do so as you wish. It’s the age old Chinese philosophy: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”.
Can I get a refund if I don’t like it or change my mind?
If you are unhappy with any aspect of the e-course, Gayle will bend over backwards to make you happy. A service such as this is not like a faulty refrigerator or broken TV. Hours and hours of intensive personal labor make this a non-refundable item and as it is interactive, we continue to expend energies in continuing your training, marketing assignments, and providing feedback. Make sure you want it before you purchase.
How does the process work? What happens when and how long does it all take?
As soon as you sign up, we provide you with your user name and password and you can be up and running very quickly. The course is self-paced and can be completed at your leisure, to fit in with your career, time demands, and lifestyle. If you’re outside Australia, you will have to contain your excitement until business hours roll around in Melbourne.
Is e-learning right for you?
Yes….If you are an employee of a resume writing consultancy, a sub contract writer, an entrepreneur in business, or if you consider yourself a potential talent on the rise. You like to do things your way and you can communicate.
If you are naturally curious, enjoy learning and you are willing to commit to the process of learning.
If you have regularly raised the bar by the quality and innovative appeal of your presentations, business case documents, projects, outside-the-square thinking, or consistently superior performances
If you value new, cutting edge ideas and embrace new ways to think and solve problems.
If you believe that investing in your career and elevating your professional profile, is a genuine investment in your future.
If you are a self-starter who achieves goals and can work independently without “someone looking over your shoulder”.
If you are comfortable working with technology. You like a multimedia world and enjoy clicking on videos, listening to audio, and reading. (In fact, you MUST have a system capable of streaming videos since those are a part of the course.)
Sound like you? If so, you are an excellent candidate for attending this e-course.
Are there minimum technology requirements?
Yes. You will need a computer with the following capabilities. This online e-course is compatible with:
Browsers: You must be able to use one of these browers — Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9; Mozilla Firefox 3.6+ (PC) 19 (Mac); Google Chrome 25 or Safari 4+
Browser Technologies: These applications need to be installed and operational in your browser — Adobe Flash 11.6.602.168 and QuickTime 7
Internet Speed: To get the most value from your e-course experience, a broadband internet connection is recommended. Dial-up services inhibit the smooth transmission of video and multimedia.
Software: You will need a minimum of Microsoft Word 2006 for formatting modules assignments/resumes.
How does the scoring and pass/fail process work?
While theoretical knowledge is important, in resume writing it is practical application of that information in the form of creating a compelling, dynamic resume document that is the key. The overall assessment reflects the reality of the real world as follows:
Mini quizzes results at the conclusion of each module represent 15% of the final score.
The final resume submission represents 85% of the end result.
There are three pass levels:
★ Gold Ticket Pass: Gold pass students with automatically receive CDI’s Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW) credential.
★ Silver Ticket Pass: Silver pass students are provided a second opportunity to achieve Gold pass status by re-submitting the final assessment with suggested amendments by the course facilitator. Upon successful upgrade to a Gold pass, the CARW credential will be conveyed.
★ Bronze Ticket Pass: Bronze pass members have completed the course modules although knowledge and practical application is not yet at certification level. Bronze Pass members will be offered the following:
— Six months of additional access to the e-course to continue professional development and hone skills.
— Feedback by the course facilitator in the form of critiques and recommendations on five (5) resumes written for the student’s own clients. Facilitator will provide feedback on how these five resumes could have been improved using Career Director’s International official score sheet used by the CDI Certification Committee.
— Invitation to re-submit a final resume assessment within six months based on one of the four e-course scenarios. Five resumes must have been submitted for feedback (above) to the course facilitator for feedback to be eligible for this invitation.
If a Gold pass can be attained in this period, the CARW credential will be conveyed.
Transparency is important and you have the right to appeal your assessment. If you believe that your level of pass is inaccurate you will be given the opportunity to have your final resume assessment reviewed by CDI’s Certification Committee. The sample will be submitted “blind” and this will be the final avenue for appeal. You will still be given the rights and opportunities available to Bronze Ticket Pass students.
The Introductory Module “PS…So you want to be a Resume Writer” and the DISC Module are not pre-requisites for completing the resume writing course.
Sign up now to start on your journey to certification and more satisfied clients.
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