courseCertificate in Creating a Dynamite Job Portfolio

Learn The Different Aspects Of Your Job Package

The job market continues to change, as does the way we look for work. This course examines the value of presenting yourself as a complete package by using a resume as an introduction to an employer and backing it up with a portfolio presented at the interview. We recommend that you complete “Getting Your Job Search Started” before beginning this course.

In this course, you’ll learn about the different aspects of your job package, including your resume, cover letter, and job portfolio. You’ll also receive a plan that will get you to a job in 60 days, techniques for writing thank-you notes, and tips for choosing your references.

Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course.

Recognition & Accreditation

These courses are internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by e-Courses4You are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. e-Courses4You is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.


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What's Included

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What The Course Will Teach You:

  • Speak about yourself using descriptive language
  • Apply the essential elements of cover letters and resumes
  • Understand the need for pre-employment testing and what to expect in your target market
  • Design a personalized portfolio
  • Develop a plan that moves you to a new job within 60 days
  • Much more...

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Units Of Study

Certificate in Creating a Dynamite Job Portfolio

Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course.

Session 1: Course Overview

Learning Objectives
Pre-Assignment Instructions
Pre-Assignment Worksheet
Pre-Assignment Worksheet
Work History, Part One
Work History, Part Two
Work History, Part Three

Session 2: Who Are You?

Creating Target Statements
Standing Out from the Crowd
Creating Strong Statements
Sample Statements
A Few Guidelines, Part One
A Few Guidelines, Part Two
Making Connections
Punch Up Your Action Statements

Session 3: Writing the Resume

Essential Ingredients
Contact Information
Skill Summary
Work Experience, Part One
Work Experience, Part Two
General Style Tips
Check Up On Yourself
Writing the Resume - Sample Resume One
Sample Resume Two
Sample Resume Three
Sample Resume Four
Resume Writing as a Profession

Session 4: Creating a Noticeable Package

Personal Branding
Branding Ideas
Types of Resumes
More Than One Resume?
A Note about Electronic Resumes

Session 5: Cover Letters

Essential Ingredients
Step One
Strong Openers to Try
Step Three
Step Four
The Writing

Session 6: Getting into the Flow

Making Connections

Session 7: The Portfolio

Essential Components
What Should Be Included?
Designing Your Portfolio, Part One
Designing Your Portfolio, Part Two
Designing Your Portfolio, Part Three
Designing Your Portfolio, Part Four
Designing Your Portfolio, Part Five

Session 8: Refining and Perfecting

Making Connections

Session 9: Dealing with Awkward Points

Gaps in Your Resume
Incarceration, Part One
Incarceration, Part Two
Returning to the Workforce after an Absence
Job Hopping
Pre-Employment Testing

Session 10: Getting to a New Job in 60 Days

60 Days to a New Job
Days 1 to 6
Days 7 to 14
Days 15 to 25
Days 26 to 60
Making the Plan Work for You
Getting the Lead Out

Session 11: Goal Setting

Creating a Plan
Choosing Your References
How References Work

Session 12: Thank You Notes

Why Thank-You Notes Are Important
Designing a Thank-You Note
Crafting Your Message

Session 13: A Personal Action Plan

Starting Point
Where I Want to Go
How I Will Get There

Training Features

With eCourses4You's e-learning system, certification has never been simpler! You can be starting your IT career or taking your current IT skills to the next level in just a few short weeks. Our award winning learning system gives you all of the benefits of a live class at just a fraction of the cost.

eCourses4You’s courses include:


Expert Instructor-Led Training

eCourses4You uses only the industry’s finest instructors in the IT industry. They have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.


Visual Demonstrations & Multimedia Presentations

Our courseware includes instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real world scenarios explained by the instructor. eCourses4You always focuses on real world scenarios and skill-set development.


Quizzes & Exam Simulators

eCourses4You’s custom practice exams prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding.

This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course. eCourses4You Courses also include practice exams designed to replicate and mirror the environment in the testing center. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.


Social Learning & Networking

eCourses4You has designed a world class Learning Management System (LMS) This system allows you to interact and collaborate with other students and eCourses4You employees, form study groups, engage in discussions in our NOW@ Forums, rate and “like” different courses and stay up to date with all the latest industry knowledge through our forums, student contributions and announcement features. This LMS is unmatched in the industry and makes learning fun and enjoyable.

Flash Cards & Educational Games

eCourses4You knows that education is not a one size fits all approach. Students learn in different ways through different tools. That is why we provide Flash Cards and Education Games throughout our courses. This will allow you to train in ways that keep you engaged and focused. Each course will have dozens of Flash Cards so you can sharpen your skill-sets throughout your training as well as educational games designed to make sure your retention level of the materials is extremely high.

Navigation & Controls

eCourses4You’s self-paced training programs are designed in a modular fashion to allow you the flexibility to work with expert level instruction anytime 24/7. All courses are arranged in defined sections with navigation controls allowing you to control the pace of your training. This allows students to learn at their own pace around their schedule.

System Requirements

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems:

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (We recommend Google Chrome)