About this Course
The goal of hiring managers is not just to hire people who need a job. It’s to hire people who believe in their organization, its mission and the work that’s involved in the job position. Every hiring manager knows: Hire people to do a job and they’ll work for your money. Hire people who believe in the work and they’ll work for their passion. And this is not a case of “fake it until you make it.” You have to be genuine about your belief in an organization and its mission. That means you have to have researched the industry, the company, and the position – and be able to show how your goals in life align with the company’s mission. Having done so will shape the impression you convey as a candidate, the way you answer traditional questions, and the way you demonstrate that you’re the right candidate for the job. This course is the second in a five-course specialization. We recommend that courses #1, #2 and #3 be taken in sequence. Course #4 - on resume and cover letter writing - can be taken in any sequence, while course #5 is the capstone for the specialization as a whole. This course can be thought of as "Interviewing I", while course #3 is "Interviewing II." Course #3 covers more advanced interview formats, including behavioral and situational interviews - along with the special case of telephone screenings. The logic for including telephone screenings - which happen at the start of the interview process - late in this specialization on interviewing is that those screenings, while happening early in the process, involve all the skills that you'll learn from course #1 through course #3. As for this course, it will teach you how to: 1. Do thorough research on a company of your choice. 2. Prepare for those critical first 3-5 minutes of an interview (when many recruiters say an interview is either won or lost). 3. Prepare for the all important "Tell Me About Yourself" question. 4. Prepare for traditional interview questions. 5. Use strategies for handling the salary question. We don't teach you salary negotiation techniques, but we do teach you how to avoid putting yourself in a weak negotiation position. 6. Prepare an elevator speech - all three variations. 7. Use persuasive speech techniques to present professional accomplishments and qualifications in a manner that conveys benefits to a potential employer. 8. Use persuasive speech techniques to convince a potential employer of your interest, motivation and preparation for a particular position. 9. Adapt your nonverbal communication style to the expectations of English-speaking interviewers.
Subtitles available in English
Successful Interviewing is course 2 of 5 in the Interviewing and Resume Writing in English Specialization.
This specialization will help you develop the English language strategies and communication skills you need to advance in your professional career. Whether you already have a successful career and are looking to move forward, whether you’re looking to change careers, whether you’re starting out in the world of work, or whether you’re coming back into the world of work after some time away – if you believe in working for more than a paycheck, then this specialization will help you. The core courses cover preparing for a successful job search, including self research and research of the job market and industries of interest; strengthening your interview skills by recognizing what hiring managers are looking for and taking steps to prepare for the types of tough questions today's premier companies use; and preparing a resume, cover letter and supporting business documents. The capstone will allow you to apply the skills you learn in this specialization to your own job search. A key benefit of this specialization is the opportunities you'll have to practice your interviewing skills with other job-seekers from around the world. You’ll give them feedback and they’ll give you feedback. In this process, you’ll gain new insight into what makes a speaker successful and you’ll gain confidence in your English interviewing skills.
- When, Why, and How of Research
- Conducting Research Using Online Resources
- Researching a Company
- Researching the Workplace Culture
- Research Assignment
- Assignment: Presenting Your Research
- Showcasing Your Value
- Sending the Right Message
- Projecting the Right Image
- The Fine Art of Small Talk
- Strategies to Control Your Nerves
- Assignment: Mission Statement
- Assignment: Your Experience with Power Poses
- Types of Interviews
- Structuring Your Responses
- Talking About Yourself
- Talking About Your Qualifications
- Highlighting Your Skills and Experiences
- Language to Show You've Got What it Takes
- Quiz: Concept Quiz
- Quiz: Concept Quiz
- Assignment: Your Strengths as a Team Player
- Proving You're Right for the Job
- Why Are You Interested in this Position?
- Why Are You Looking to Leave Your Current Position?
- What Is Important to You in a Work Environment?
- Answering the Salary Question
- Using Positive Language
- Language Review
- Assignment: The Role of Work
- Quiz: Language Quiz
- Developing the Right Attitude
- Finding Your Why
- Moving from Why to How
- Moving from How to What
- Developing Your Two-Minute Pitch
- Exploring an Example Two-Minute Pitch
- Developing Your 30-Second Pitch
- Course Review
- Assignment: Your Two-Minute Pitch
- Quiz: Concept Quiz