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How to Succeed at: Writing Applications

The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Subject Grammar & Writing
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 3 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 3 weeks long

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Experts from The Careers Service here at The University of Sheffield share their top tips to help you write exceptional applications, CVs (or résumés), covering letters and personal statements.

You’ll also hear from employers and admissions tutors to find out what they really look for in a candidate. And once you’ve written that perfect application, prepare for the next stage with our course: How to Succeed at: Interviews.

This course is designed for anyone applying for jobs or courses. It will be of particular interest to those in the early stages of their career, or those who are out of practice and need to update their skills. No prior knowledge or expertise are needed.

Taught by

Hilary Jones and Pamela Hafekost

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Reviews for FutureLearn's How to Succeed at: Writing Applications
4.3 Based on 19 reviews

  • 5 stars 63%
  • 4 stars 11%
  • 3 stars 21%
  • 2 star 0%
  • 1 star 5%

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Zoe A
3.0 2 years ago
Zoe completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
It was fairly useful if a little basic. Had some good tips and templates for thinking about companies before you make your application.
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Ih S
5.0 3 weeks ago
Ih completed this course.
- A wonderful course!

- I liked the pedagogical approach the course used to attract attention from the first till the last step, with various activities (videos, articles, exercises and successful samples with analysis

- I liked the discussions, they was enriching

- What can be improved is the discussion section. It would be better if the instructors and course developers could interact with the learner comments to confirm what is good and give advice for what is wrong, so that other learners take full benefit from the comments.

- Suggestion: some funny (but instructive also) steps can also be added, like asking the recruiters what was the funniest moment in their recruiting experience...

- I hope I've provided beneficial and useful review, just like your course was to me.

Thank you!

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Promise O
5.0 a week ago
by Promise completed this course.
Over the past three weeks, I have learnt key tips, guidelines and techniques that has impacted on me positively, especially in CV writing. I have also learnt practical steps to apply in selling myself (unique selling point) in my resumes and covering letter. Listening to experts/recruiters talk about what they expect from applicants has opened my eyes tremendously. The interactive videos, quizzes and comment sections also makes this course worthwhile and interesting.

Thank you.
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Neringa J
5.0 a month ago
Neringa completed this course.
A very useful and enjoyable course that helped my to review my CV and covering letter and to be able to better represent myself to the potential recruiter.

I have been looking for the job for over over 3 months now and the advice given on this course gave me confidence to complete the application forms,

I will now join the course about how to succeed in the interviews.
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Anonymous
3.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Parts of this course were useful and thought-provoking. Overall, however, I found it too simplistic and was frustrated by conflicting information. I'd recommend it to someone who 's at the start of their career, but I'd hesitate to recommend it to skilled professionals.
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Anonymous
5.0 a month ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It was a nice course, helps me to know what i need to put in my cv, helps me to know how organisate my thoughts in the personal statement, a good tool to give examples of experiences like the STAR tool, and others stuff i think its very usefull for the life.
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Anonymous
5.0 a week ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Very good course for anyone who is on the way of getting the job or study course of the dream and ready to apply for it. The course helps to write impresive CVs and cover letter as the very first and very important step for being enrolled or employed. Thank you.
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Anonymous
3.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous partially completed this course.
How about gamified cv and covering letters? word, word, word, word, word, word, word, word, word, word, word, word, word, word, word, word, word, word, word, word, word, word,
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Esmeralda P
5.0 2 weeks ago
Esmeralda completed this course.
They will give you a good reason to know that you are the right candidate, not just for a job; but also for courses, you will not regret it.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Very useful course! They clarify so many questions that can appear in an interview! Using their tips I could prepare myself for any interview.
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Sylvia A
5.0 2 months ago
by Sylvia completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
It's a very easy course to prepare resumes, linkedin profiles and job / courses applications. It's well documented with recruiters interviews.
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Anonymous
5.0 a month ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It was a good course, i liked it and it helped me a lot. I'm ready to do my CV now and feel satisfied about it. Thank you.
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Ana A
3.0 3 years ago
by Ana is taking this course right now.
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Nancy A
1.0 3 years ago
Nancy dropped this course.
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Mona L
5.0 3 years ago
by Mona completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
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Filip M
4.0 a year ago
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Somboy S
5.0 2 years ago
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Martin D
4.0 2 years ago
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Anonymous
5.0 3 hours ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I was really interested in this course because it contains very important and useful information which is collected in one place. In addition to this, I have heard about two vital things that I really wanted to know tips to write them in an effective way. They are cover letter and personal statement.
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