I took this course so you don’t have to! Here’s what I thought of it:
I completed Udemy’s CV Masterclass: Complete Guide To Writing A Job Winning CV not because I don’t know how to write a CV, but because I believe that if I’m going to teach something, I should always be taking advantage of any and every available resource to fill in any knowledge gaps I may have.
Overall, I was not impressed.
What I didn’t like:
The videos were long and rambling. For every five minutes an instructor spoke, they provided maybe 30 seconds of usable information. Many videos were strictly intro/outro material, and they spent too much time previewing the course rather than actually delivering helpful content.
The quality of the videos was low. It was not a deal breaker, but the low resolution and gimmicky graphics were a tad distracting at times.
You have the opportunity to submit your CV to the instructors for them to evaluate. I submitted mine and have not received a response over a month later.
What I did like:
They introduced the CV tool Novoresume well and gave an expansive tour of the application’s features. (This is what I use for myself and what I advise all my clients to use.)
The section exploring LinkedIn was thorough and packed with great information on how to use the platform to your advantage.
They focused on relevancy. This is my top tip for any CV writer. The instructors emphasised how important it is to know the job, know the company, and portray yourself as a person who fits the mold they’re looking for.
This course would be very helpful for someone looking for their first job. It provides a great foundation on which you can build your CV and see it evolve over time as your life and career take new forms.
I would not advise that someone with even moderate CV writing experience take this course due to the ratio of new, insightful content to course length. (I took away three tips over 3.5 hours!)
If you’re a little more than a beginner and you want to level up your CV, contact me instead and we can get you where you need to be, together!