How to write a brilliant CV

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4.3 hours Self-paced learning

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Created with Pearson - a global leader in education

Based on the best-selling book by James Bright, Joanne Earl and David Winter


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Your CV is a great way to help you stand out and get the job! This course teaches you how to make a good CV, step-by-step. It gives you the skills to identify your experiences, achievements and strengths - and tailor your CV to the requirements of the job - so that you can make yourself shine. Start your CV-building today!

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Who this course is for


This course is for you if you are a jobseeker, whether creating a CV for the first time or fine-tuning an existing one.
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What you will learn

  • 1

    How to create a CV from scratch, or update an existing one, that will impress employers.

  • 2

    How to analyse a job ad to help you tailor your CV to the job requirements.

  • 3

    How to identify the experiences, strengths and achievements that will make your CV stand out.

  • 4

    How to write a cover letter and handle tricky CV issues.

Created with Pearson, the global leader in education logo

Created with Pearson, the global leader in education

The course is based on the best-selling book How to Write a Brilliant CV by James Bright, Joanne Earl and David Winter published by Pearson. Funzi's learning experts have transformed the book into a mobile-optimized course consisting of bite-sized learning content.

This is a Funzi premium course. It has been created in partnership with Pearson, the global leader in education content.

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Course contents: 4 topics

  • 1

    Becoming a job detective Learn how to analyse a job ad, and research the company and role, to show the employer that you are the best fit for the job.

  • 2

    Achievements, soft skills and essentials Identify your achievements, skills and experiences - and learn about the essential CV elements - to create the first draft of your CV.

  • 3

    Making your CV even stronger Strengthen your CV even more through word choice, storytelling, competency statements, a career objective statement and effective cover letter.

  • 4

    The finishing touches Finalise your CV by understanding selection criteria, adapting it to your career stage and handling tricky matters.

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What you will get

When you complete the course you’ll earn a Funzi certificate of achievement. You can showcase your certificate by mentioning it in your CV, Linkedin profile and other professional profiles.

  • Practical skills broken down into bite-sized learning, so that you can complete the course with only 15 min/day for 2 WEEKS

  • Course content in the form of text, visuals, and activities to verify your learning

  • Access to the course anytime, as long as you want, once you’ve purchased the course

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Here's what your fellow learners are saying about this course

  • “Terima kasih Funzi. Kursusnya sangat membantu dalam menyusun CV yang baik. Materi kursus mudah dipahami dan ada banyak kiat-kiat menulis CV yang sebelumnya tidak saya temukan di kursus lain, tetapi itu ada di sini.”

    Amina Ningsih

  • “Professional notes that are very easy to understand”

    – Grace Nkatha Kimathi, Kenya

  • “After this course one is able to create a superb CV”


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