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This is a free course offered as part of the Saylor Foundation's Professional Development program.  'This program is designed especially for adult learners who are ready to learn and apply skills demanded by today’s employers. Whether you are new to the employment world or wish to develop and improve your workplace skills, you will be able to select short-term courses targeted to your success.''Are you getting ready to apply for a job, or are you already seeking employment?  A resume (or résumé)... More
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Material Type: Online Course
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: February 06, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 08, 2017
Submitter: Cathy Swift


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
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Language: English
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Avatar for Meghan Phinney
3 years ago

Meghan Phinney (Student)

This lesson plan is extremely useful for students of all ages.  Though the lesson suggests that it is best for adult learners, the information is useful even for freshman students.  Everyone should have a professional resume to help give them the competitive edge in a job search, and this lesson plan can help with that.  I LOVED that the lesson covered resumes, cover letters, AND portfolios.  That was extremely important to me.  I did however think it could be condensed slightly.  The lesson was meant to take about three hours, which was too long for my purposes.  I also did not use the final exam, although that is a nice feature.  Overall I really enjoyed the lesson and even learned a few things myself from it.  I would recommend using this lesson in the classroom.  

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