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Free Online Courses on How to Write a Personal Statementو CV and Cover Letter

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Apply to the University of Sheffield’s Free Application Writing Course. You will be able to study everything from self-promotion to creating and analyzing job adverts to searching for an organization and employing the STAR technique.

You will learn from experts about :

  • CVs
  • Writing applications
  • Cover letters
  • Personal statements

Content of the course:

Skills understanding

  • job adverts and course descriptions analysis
  • Research of the organization
  • Promote yourself through positive writing
  • Master applicant tracking systems
  • a personal brand creation
  • Dealing with gaps in your application

CV and Cover letters:

  • Make a positive impression
  • Create an effective CV
  • Develop a professional online profile
  • Sell yourself in your cover letter (application letter)
  • Explore sample CVs and cover letters

Application forms and personal statements

  • How to approach application forms
  • Structuring your responses with the STAR technique
  • Responding to competency-based, strength-based, motivational and situational judgment questions
  • How to write a brilliant personal statement


When you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Improve your chances to succeed in getting a job or securing a position on a university course
  • Apply best practice techniques to apply for jobs, apprenticeships, placements, and university courses, including preparation of the application to writing CVs and completing application forms.
  • Identifying what recruiters are looking for through analysis of job advertisements and employers and institutions research to know how to get fit their eligibility and requirements.
  • Developing a better understanding of your strengths and skills in order to confidently apply for your dream job or courses.
  • Improving the way you can promote yourself effectively by positive writing and a strong personal brand creation an identity that looks impressive to a recruiter, whether that’s an employer or admissions tutor

Who can use this course?

Anyone who wants to apply for jobs or courses who want to learn how to write a cover letter or CV that works.


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