Anxieties, fear of rejection or lack of confidence are emotions that can affect the best of us before or during an interview. Learning how to get to the heart of mastering interviews is challenging but not impossible to achieve. This mindset begins with changing the way an interview is approached. Instead of seeing the interview process as an interviewer controlled experience, the interview process should be seen as a two-way conversation between you and the interviewer. This course introduces you to the skills for developing and improving your interviewing skills for improved communication and rapport with the interviewer.
* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.
Improve Your Interviewing Skills course content
The Improve Your Interviewing Skills course consists of 4 modules:
Improve Your Interviewing Skills Module 1 (Chapter 1-4) Section 1: Introduction: Interviewing
In this module you will learn the beginning stages for developing interviewing skills. We will discuss the importance of researching a company before the interview and how to create your own personal interviewing manual of research information. Once you understand how and what research information you need you will be able to prepare mastering the informational and phone interviewing process.
- Oxygen Tank for the Interviewee
- Designing Your Research Manual
- Researching the Company
- Mastering the Information Interview
- Phone Interviewing
Improve Your Interviewing Skills Module 2 (Chapters 5-7) Section 2: Interviewing Questions
Interview questions can be challenging to answer even for a seasoned job seeker. Techniques for interpreting and responding to questions can prepare you for any question asked in an interview. This module will discuss how to interpret questions for multiple interview settings so that you can confidently sell your skills and strengths to a potential employer.
- The Question You Must Answer
- When It’s Not About You
- Tell Me About Yourself
- What Not to Say
- Panel Interviewing
Improve Your Interviewing Skills Module 3 (Chapter 8-11) Section 3: Legal vs Tricky Interviewing Questions
In this module we will discuss the necessary skills for becoming a well-prepared job applicant. We will discuss the legal guidelines for interview questions and what to do following the interview. Finally, we will identify the potential for illegal, hidden or tricky intentions that are sometimes present in an interview.
- Law: Drawing the Line
- Federal vs State Legality of Interview Questions
- Trick Questions
- Thank You
- New Interview
Improve Your Interviewing Skills Module 4 (12-15) Section 4: Your Turn to Ask the Questions
In this final module, we will discuss how the interviewee can ask questions during an interview. Often, the interview quickly becomes one-sided. It is important to come prepared to turn the one-sided interview into a dialogue and to ask meaningful questions. The ideal interview is a two-way conversation about the organization and how your skills and personality match the organization's needs.
- Turn the Tables
- Ask the Right Questions
- Salary Negotiation
- Linchpins for Success
- Ideal Interview
After completing the Improve Your Interviewing Skills course
After completing the Improve Your Interviewing Skills course, you should be able to:
- Identify how to prepare for an interview
- Recall how to avoid interviewing mistakes
- Recognize how to build rapport with the interviewer
- Identify how to increase your interviewing confidence
- Recognize your personal interviewing strengths and weaknesses
the Improve Your Interviewing Skills course is 24 hours long, taught over 4 weeks.