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Welcome to English for Career Development, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs. To enroll in this course for free, click on “Enroll now” and then select "Full Course. No certificate." This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in advancing their careers in the global marketplace. In this course, you will learn about the job search, application, and interview process in the United States, while comparing and contrasting the same process in your home country. This course will also give you the opportunity to explore your global career path, while building your vocabulary and improving your language skills to achieve your professional goals. The first unit in this course will introduce the U.S. job application process and provide strategies for identifying the jobs that match your interests and skills. Unit 2 will take you through the steps necessary to produce a professional-looking resume. In unit 3, you will work to develop a clear and concise cover letter. The final unit of the course focuses on networking and interview skills. Anyone may take this course for free. If you want to get a Coursera Verified Certificate for free, please fill out the Financial Aid form. Unless otherwise noted, all course materials are available for re-use, repurposing and free distribution under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license. Supplemental reading materials were provided by Newsela, which publishes daily news articles at a level that's just right for each English language learner.

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University of Pennsylvania

Rating 4.8 based on 704 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Starts Apr 22 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Instructors Brian McManus, Robyn Turner
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business Languages Humanities
Tags Business Business Essentials Language Learning Learning English

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cover letter in 30 reviews

It has been very useful for me to perfect my resume and cover letter and improve my vocabulary.

As a 24 young person, who is looking for a job, it was so important to learn about job applications,CV-s,cover letters and the most asked questions by employers.

This course has been very useful, I really appreciate your help to teach how to make a resume and the importance of a cover letter.

The content is too easy sometimes It's a good course to train speaking english and learn to write a cover letter, a resume, and to prepare an interview.

Great option to improve our english skills and perform an accurate CV and Cover Letter.

Also could be really good for people getting their resumes and cover letter ready to jump in the job market, even if they are Americans they can find useful tips to help them to succeeded.

I learned a lot about resume, cover letter and elevator talk.

This course helped me to develop knowledge about the job search in the united states and how to create my resume to bring a good first impression as well as the cover letter.

so much in 28 reviews

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thank you so much Thank the helpful course.

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It helped me to have a big job This is an awesome course I have improve so much since I got involved.

Thank you so much for such a learning activity.

That's helpful, thank you so much.

for career development in 12 reviews

English for Career Development was very well.And I like it.It takes me a nice time.thank you.

interesting course EXCELLENT COURSE AND TEACHERS exactly the one i want very good and helpful company Best short course for Career Development.

It is so benefit for all job seekers.I recommend seeing it English for Career Development is a complete English course with principal focus to improve your resume regarding the USA job requiriments.

The way that it is touch is very clear and understandble good course for non-native speakers to learn English for career development Great, it was fun enjoying this course, it enhanced my job search skills, how to increase my networks, how to go for an interview and writing resumes.

English for career development is wonderful.

It is an excellent course for career development.

With that course you really learn English for Career Development.

I loved it :) this course will enhance and give knowledge to everyone This course " English for Career Development helped me learn various important topics about how to be successful in Career.

job seeker in 11 reviews

And in the future, I would be prepared job seeker and I would present my qualification from the best side.

Very objective and useful for job seekers.

It defines what type of resume have to be prepared for freshers/student and peer reviews also interesting part of this course, in which, we can know in some country which type of problems/solutions faced by the job seeker.Thanks to Professors, University Concerns and Controllers, who have developed such type of course for personal development.Regards to All including Peer,Neeraj K Jain Excelent!

Really I loved this course s a job seeker in the market.

It is an excellent course which provides valuable tips for job seekers.

I have learned a lot from this course, if you are a foreign job seeker or worker this will definitely help you from your Resume up until the Interview process in the US.

This is very helpful to all job seekers and also to students.

This course is a must for job seekers.

easy to understand in 10 reviews

It's quite easy to understand the lessons and incredibly fun!

is a very good course because it is easy to understand what the instructors are talking about, and the content is very relevant I enjoy the course, very interesting.

Very nice, its really easy to understand and learn some more skills.

This course helps me a lot to develop my career Perfect Thanks Effective and interactive videos and easy to understand lectures are surely a plus point of the course.

Simplified and easy to understand, I am more confident and determined of succeeding in my future career path.

I much liked the lecturers, all topics covered very well and easy to understand.

All the lectures were amazing and very easy to understand.I did many first times through this course.I wrote a resume, a cover letter, an interview.

easy to understand and the main elements easy to keep .

improve my english in 9 reviews

Thank you!I learn a lot of things that help me to improve my english skills, I apreciate the oportunity and I just to say thank you.

very useful Its really important and interesting course, it's improve my English skills, learn to write professional resume and cover letter and learn how I answer question in the Interview.

This was the great course which I was able to improve my English skills while I developed my skills which I needed to them to find a job.

It really helped me to improve my English and define my goals.

it help me a lot It really helped me to improve my English skill.

No only I have improve my english, I have learnt valueble issues regarding job deeking.

Excellent all program helped me to improve my English skills.

Thank you so much this course really help me improve my English skills and develop my job seeking skills Very good class!Thank you Excellent!


An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Career Development Adjunct Professor $27k

Career and Professional Development $45k

Career and Job Development Specialist $46k

Career Development Advisor/ Trainer $46k

Career Development Spclst $48k

Career Development Office $48k

Center for Career Development $49k

Career Development Grant Coordinator $49k

Office of Career Development $50k

Coordinator of Career Development $54k

Career Development Coordinator Manager $78k

Americas Career Development Program $108k

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University of Pennsylvania

Rating 4.8 based on 704 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Starts Apr 22 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Instructors Brian McManus, Robyn Turner
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business Languages Humanities
Tags Business Business Essentials Language Learning Learning English

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