The Course Proposal is the New Resume

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Inside every Courseography proposal there exists all the elements a hiring organization would need to make a decision about whether you might be a good candidate.

Here are just a few key insights that can be learned from your proposal that may provide more useful information than a conventional resume:

We teach what we know and often what we’re most passionate about.

On Courseography, we’ve linked your profile not with a job title, but with the name of your proposed course. Why?

People follow people, their ideas, and what they love to do. Your course, on some level, represents a window into your truest self.

When scrolling down the list of instructors who’ve submitted course proposals, you’ll find an assortment of individuals whose course ideas align with their passion.

For some, it’s a deeper dive into the professions they do for a living — a Silicon Valley technical writer & director, for instance, teaching a course on technical writing to youth and teens.

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For others, it’s a step in a bold, new direction — a college professor who turned his love for fantasy baseball into a writing side gig for Baseball Prospectus and now seeks to teach others how to play as well.

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What will your course say about you and, more importantly, where will it take you?


The course proposal reflects your creativity and offers insight into how you think.

While we’ve attempted to provide the basic frame to shape your course idea and convey it to others, there’s still plenty of room to showcase your creativity, too.

  • What is the title and topic of your course?

  • How have you crafted your course description to make it engaging to prospective viewers? Would you want to take your course?

  • What is your preferred teaching/presentation format, and what might this style say about you?

  • How do you structure your curriculum and activities in your course outline?

  • What persona did you create for yourself in your instructor biography?

From answering these basic questions, you’ll give your proposal’s viewers rich insights into who you are and how you package ideas and concepts to share with others. As a learning provider or prospective employer, this kind of information can be invaluable in assessing your knowledge and expertise.


The course proposal deemphasizes your educational background and lets you craft your own personal narrative.

Finally, when determining what to include in a course proposal, we elected not to ask about your educational background. Why?

Well, much of this information is likely captured online elsewhere and we’ll leave it up to you as to what you want to share.

Also, we believe where you went to school and the degree you earned are likely not the best indicators of what you know and are most passionate about.

Further, what you do from 8am to 5pm does not always align with the kind of course you’re proposing, nor may it project the identity you wish to portray.

On Courseography, we let the biography you create tell your story.

We are all many things in our lives and the course proposals you submit on our platform should allow for you to become whoever you want to be.

[We plan to improve our course proposal form and incorporate more features on our platform as we get more feedback. If you have any suggestions, please contact us at hello@courseography.com.]