How to Succeed at Writing Applications (MOOC Review)

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“How to Succeed at Writing Applications” is the free online course which we present this week in PrepAdviser’s MOOC Review!

The course aims to bridge the gap between school and higher education, and help young adults choose the right degree or career. The course 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.

The course teaches you how to write successful applications, whether you are applying for jobs or to study at a university. The course goes through the different parts of the application process. Moreover, the course helps you to identify the skills you have gained through your work experience and your studies and shows you how you can match them to job advertisements or course requirements.

We’ll share top tips with you to help you write exceptional applications, CVs (or résumés), covering letters and personal statements and provide insight from employers and admissions tutors on what they look for in candidates. We’ll go on to help you examine your digital footprint and develop a professional profile online,

say the authors of this course.

About the course

The course consists of videos, articles and interactive material to help you matser the art of application and CV writing. You can also access discussions, where you can get in touch with fellow students. There are quizzes and exercises.

By the end of the course, you will have the confidence to apply for your dream programme or job.

Requirements:  no prior knowledge or expertise are needed.

Starting date: 22 June

Duration: 3 weeks

University: The University of Sheffield

Educators:  Pamela Hafekost and Hilary Jones

Platform: Future Learn


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