A Mind for Business: Chapter 2: The Job Interview

The Fundamental Laws of Mastering Interviews
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Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

So … you need a new job, and you want it to be a good one.

What's the first thing to do?  Start looking at job advertisements, right?

Wrong!  First, you need to prepare!

This course will guide you, step-by-step, as you prepare for a successful performance at any interview.

And how must you prepare?

By cultivating the single state of mind which best ensures your success during difficult interviews …

By learning to reply smoothly and cleverly to Open Questionsdeadly questions like ‘Tell Me About Yourself’, and ‘Why should we give you this job?’ …

By mastering how to tailor your CVs to specific job advertisements, so you stand the best chance of being summoned to an interview ...

And by defining what precisely you need and want from a new job.  How can you possibly judge whether a job will be genuinely ‘good’, if you haven’t yet defined what ‘good’ means to you?

This course is divided into 6 sections totaling 1 hour and 17 minutes.  There is no filler or fluff – I get straight to the point in as few words as possible.  I’m from New York City; that’s my style.

I have chosen not to divide the chapters into many small segments, as I wish you, the student, to grasp in one sitting the entire concept of each chapter without repeated interruptions.

I have priced this course at Udemy’s least expensive price of $20 not because I don’t think it is a goldmine for anyone looking for a better job … but rather because I want to make it affordable to everyone, anywhere on Earth, whatever their situation, so that they are empowered successfully to advance themselves in life.

So … you need a good job?  You want it to be a good one?

Enrol !


What are the requirements?

  • There are no learning prerequisites for this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • achieve a mindset that will best ensure success during difficult and challenging interviews
  • respond smoothly and effectively to the deadly threat of Open Questions, such as ‘Tell me about yourself…’, ‘Why should we give you this job?’ … ‘How much money are you looking for’ … ‘What are your strongest and weakest points?’
  • prepare tailored CVs to submit to job advertisements that will best secure you an interview
  • define exactly what you need and want from a new job; armed with such precise knowledge, you will be equipped to go out and find it
  • employ Internet search techniques to identify the best personnel agencies for you

What is the target audience?

  • This course is valuable to anyone of any age or occupation who is looking for a good job.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Section 1 - What You Will Learn from this Course
02:30

Welcome to the course!  Let’s discuss the valuable ideas, strategies and tactics you are about to learn.

Section 2: Section 2 - What is a Good Job for You
12:48

In Parts I and II of this Section, you’ll learn why it is absolutely essential that you define, in detail, exactly what you need and want from a new job – before you start looking for employment opportunities.  Too often job-seekers have only a vague notion of what they’re looking for – something ‘better’, something ‘good’ – but they never really define exactly what they mean.  Or they focus on just one aspect of an opportunity, like the salary, and don’t throw into the mix other aspects, like workload and unpaid overtime, which ultimately may make the salary not worth it.  Defining exactly what you need and want from a new job must be your critical first step.

What is a Good Job for You? - Part II
04:24
Section 3: Section 3 - Finding a Good Job for You
07:36

Now that you know the opportunity you’re looking for, how do you go about finding it?  Parts I and II of this Section explain that you have two options, depending on the stage you’ve reached in your career:  first, to hunt for jobs on your own, and second, to get a personnel agency or an executive recruiter to hunt for you.  You’ll learn to be cautious when hunting for jobs on your own, particularly if you’re currently working.  You’ll also learn how to locate the best personnel agencies for you, as well as the best way to do business with them.  You know the opportunity you want – this Section draws you a road map.

Part II - Finding a Good Job for You
10:21
Section 4: Section 4 - The Fundamental Principle of a Successful CV
12:13

You have now located a job advertisement you wish to respond to.  It's time to prepare your resume - your CV.  But what's the best way to do it? Should your CV be laid out over pages in voluminous and fine detail?  Or should it be a single page - short and rather vague?  You will learn how best to tailor your CV to each specific job advertisement, so as best to increase your odds of being invited to attend an interview.

Section 5: Section 5 - The Interview - Your Mindset
17:37

Ultimately one thing determines whether you succeed or fail at anything – your state of mind.  This Section emphasises how fundamentally important your state of mind is, at any interview.  You’ll learn to combat the single greatest threat to your state of mind at interviews, the prime cause of interview failure.  And having vanquished that single greatest threat, you’ll project a state of mind of calm confidence and discernment, deftly handling anything the interviewers throw at you.

Section 6: Section 6 - The 4 Most Horrific Open Questions
16:43

The Open Question … the question that forces you to make a statement, rather than say just ‘yes’ or ‘no’.  The most dangerous questions –  like ‘Tell me about yourself’ - to which you don’t know how to reply, because you don’t know the right answer.  You’ll learn the fundamental tactic of dealing with Open Questions, a tactic that will strengthen you for every interview as of the day you learn it.  And I’ll share with you the answers I personally have formulated over my years in the personnel industry, to what I call The Four Most Horrific Open Questions.

Section 7: Section 7 - Conclusion of Our Course
Conclusion of Our Course
05:22

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Instructor Biography

Dr George Alexander earned a B.A. from Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Kings College, University of London, UK. His doctoral thesis was in Modern European History with a focus on the Second World War, and published by Oxford University Press.

Relocating from London to New York City, George worked in IT for 10 years in marketing companies and noted law firms, before founding his own company, National Search Inc., an executive search firm which placed senior managers in manufacturing and distribution firms across the United States. He also delivered motivational speeches for the New York City Chapter of the Napoleon Hill Foundation.

George emigrated to Australia in 2003. Drawing on his decades of experience in entrepreneurship and human resources, he teaches business studies and entrepreneurship to both vocational and university students at premier private colleges in Sydney. He also consults to private business.

Since arriving in Sydney, George has also authored a book based on his 35 years’ of business experience, entitled A Mind for Business - The Entrepreneur. This book is available as a downloadable .pdf resource and as a streaming audiobook in George's course available through Unity, 'A Mind for Business – The Entrepreneur'.

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