Job Application Essentials

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This badge earner demonstrates a strong understanding of how to position themself effectively for their first job opportunity. The individual knows how to build a strong, professional social media and online presence; how to conduct thorough and effective workplace research personalized to their interests and skills; and how to create a strong entry-level resume, even without any prior work experience. The earner has also practiced interviewing professionally.

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Job Application Essentials

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Successfully complete the following four courses designed by IBM and NAF: Develop Your Brand Using Social Media, Focus Your Direction with Workplace Research, Create a Great Professional Resume, and Ace Your Professional Interview.


Complete the following in-course activities: create a professional online brand, complete a workplace research plan, draft a professional resume, and practice professional interviewing.


Pass the end-of-course assessments with a score of 80% or higher.


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