Full course description

Course Date:

Apr 25 - Jun 20, 2016

Duration:

8 weeks

Commitment:

4 hrs/week

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Instructor-led

Credential:

Badges and Certificates

Description

The medium you use to brand yourself in the professional world says a lot about you. In today’s digital age, the traditional print-based résumé is often an inadequate choice.

Geared toward youth and people in the early stages of their careers, this course will teach you how to create a compelling multi-dimensional online presence. Through weekly lessons on how to create an infographic and video résumé, you will learn the fundamentals of good storytelling for employment and how to utilize new media tools to market yourself and build a professional online presence. It will also be beneficial for youth workers and career coaches to take this course for professional development purposes.

Objectives

  • Develop your self-marketing skills and learn how to use new media tools to present yourself in innovative and creative ways.
  • Create a compelling infographic and/or video résumé.
  • Develop your digital storytelling skills and learn how to leverage your strengths to market yourself.
  • Discover the various tools and techniques available to create multi-dimensional resumes.
  • Build a professional online presence using various social media platforms, including an expert LinkedIn profile.
  • Connect with peers and mentors and begin building your professional networks.

Course Instructors

CultureLink

CultureLink is a leader in developing and facilitating MOOCs in the Canadian nonprofit sector and the first Canadian community organization to offer a MOOC. We have more than 28 years of experience developing and delivering settlement and community services to facilitate new immigrants' integration into Canada's diverse communities. We specialize in orienting newcomers and youth, helping them find Canadian mentors, employment, and other resources through a variety of innovative programs.