Reboot Your Resume: The Idealist Careers Online Course

You know the feeling. You’re reading career article after career article, pouring over great tips and applying the insights to your job search. You feel overwhelmed → confident→ overwhelmed → inspired → and back to confident again. The self-led approach of piecing all the information together is good, and it can work really well for many job seekers…but perhaps you’re looking for a little more support.

Perhaps you hoped to have the opportunity to attend an Idealist Careers in-person workshop but time or distance would not allow. Maybe you’ve participated in our “Write a Stand-Out Resume” e-class and want to go the extra step towards success. Idealist Careers now proudly presents a new option for you!

Reboot Your Resume: 4 Strategies for Improving Your Resume is an online, on-demand video course in which you will be able to:

  • Understand what an employer needs by analyzing the job description.
  • Match your experience to the needs of the job and learn how to present it to the employer in a wow-worthy way.
  • Using timeless resume tips, put yours together in a stand-out way to catch the attention of the hiring manager.

Imagine if the resume advice you’ve been reading on Idealist Careers could be lifted off the page and delivered as an on-demand video course. Bring Allison Jones, Editor and Victoria Crispo, Program Coordinator at Idealist Careers right into your living room when you sign up! Watch the lessons from your bedroom or favorite comfy chair, or download them (using the Udemy app) and watch during your morning commute.

When you purchase the class, you gain:

  • Over 12 lectures and 35 minute of content, as well as the ability to download content to your mobile device.
  • Your own private area for taking notes on each lecture.
  • Worksheets to help you put the material into action.
  • An in-depth interview with the HR Partner of Dress for Success WorldWide on what it takes to stand out in the job search.
  • Access to your course instructors who will address your questions in the discussion forum.
  • Opportunity to give and get feedback from fellow classmates in a private setting.

We built this class off of our previous workshops. Participants have said:

All the staff from Idealist was really nice and supportive. The speakers were very helpful. – Anelia L.

Allison and Victoria were so helpful and stayed late to help! They were open and answered everyone’s questions! – Anonymous

I had the opportunity to meet amazing people who are changing the world. What more could you want? – Martin Lockman

Interested in experiencing what Idealist Careers has to offer for yourself? We look forward to having you on board and seeing you in class! It’s a great time to reinvigorate your job search, so get your resume from “blah” to “wow!” right away!

Have questions? Send them to us at

Note: As an introductory promotion, we offered this course at a discounted rate of $19, a 34% savings off the original price. If you’re reading this after July 8th, you missed out on our first promotion, but stay tuned for future deals!


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I became acquainted with Idealist in late 2000 while working in the career development office at a private liberal arts college in NYC. I used it almost daily to help students and alumni find meaningful careers. After a 12-year stint in higher education, I worked as a career coach for professionals in various industries (and still used Idealist). During one of those many searches, a listing really caught my eye- the one for the newly-created position, Careers Program Coordinator. So... I jumped at the opportunity. Since then, I took on the role of Manager of Career Content for Idealist Careers, creating career content for job seekers, leaders, and other nonprofit professionals. Understanding the roles that a positive outlook and holistic self-care play in career success, I've shared with our readers time-honored methods for improving confidence and productivity. Now, as Manager of College and Professional Development, my focus is on lifting the advice from Idealist Careers "off the page". Drawing from my experience in career development, I propel job seekers and career changers towards taking control of their searches with confidence and removing fear, uncertainty, and other blocks to success via in-person workshops and seminars, webinars, and conference programming. My great loves are cooking (preferably without a recipe, otherwise I doctor it up), dancing, live cultural performances, identifying the tasting notes in a good cup of coffee, exploring neighborhoods for hidden gems, and anything else that sparks the senses and allows me to experience all the beauty, dynamism, and intrigue that vivaciously living in a remarkable world offers.
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