Get That Job Today! - How to Answer The Top 10 Interview Qs
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Get That Job Today! - How to Answer The Top 10 Interview Qs

Learn the essential job interview skills and get the job you deserve. Go from average to outstanding in 10 questions
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Created by Sarah Simpson
Last updated 5/2015
English
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
understand and appreciate the top 10 most asked interview questions
appreciate why interviewers ask them
understand the reasoning behind each question
understand and appreciate what makes a poor answer
examine in detail examples of poor answers
understand and appreciate what makes a skilful answer
examine in detail examples of skilful answers
describe what key sources of pre-interview there are
practice each question and answer in turn using the templates I have designed
undertake pre-course baseline questions to determine your current interview approach and attitude
complete a post course critical reflective learning exercise to determine how this course has / will change your future practice
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Requirements
  • lecture 3 is a document of pre-course questions which should be undertaken to ascertain your 'baseline' attitude and approach to the interviewing process. We will examine these again at the end of the course as part of a critical reflective process
  • you may wish to take notes as you go along
  • please undertake each video and activity in turn
Description

This is your ultimate guide to answering the top 10 most asked interview questions. By the end of this course you will be prepared, confident and focused. As a result you will stand out for all the right reasons!

**UPDATED OCTOBER 2015**

Master how to answer the top 10 interview questions today and get the job you deserve.

  • know your baseline starting point
  • understand and appreciate the top 10 most asked interview questions
  • appreciate why interviewers ask them
  • understand the reasoning behind each question
  • understand and appreciate what makes a poor answer
  • examine in detail examples of poor answers
  • understand and appreciate what makes a skilful answer
  • examine in detail examples of skilful answers
  • describe what key sources of pre-interview there are
  • practice and answer in turn using the unique templates I have designed
  • complete a post course critical learning exercise to see how far you have come

A adaptable, powerful skill set that will see you through any new job or promotion interview

Learning how to answer the most frequently occurring interview questions puts you 'ahead of the pack'. Estimates suggest that there are between 85-160 candidates per job. You owe it to yourself to be the best you can and this course will ensure you are just that.

Content & overview

For each of the ten questions I will explain what the interviewer is looking for and why they have asked a particular question. We will then look at poor and skilful answers through general approaches as well as detailed answer breakdown. Finally you can practice and develop your own answers using the unique templates I have provided for each section

Included in this course are:

  • 12 videos
  • 26 lectures
  • 10 activities
  • Transcripts and PDF slides
  • Supplementary information
  • Critical reflective learning opportunities - including 'baseline' and conclusion development

This course will provide you with the; tools, skills, techniques and confidence to be 'the candidate of choice'

Who is the target audience?
  • this course is for anyone who is either going for an interview or promotion or who wants to understand more about the process of interviewing
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 26 Lectures Collapse All 26 Lectures 01:20:40
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Ace that Interview: Introduction
2 Lectures 03:19

this video will set the scene for what we will cover over the courses; 12 videos, documents and activities.

Preview 03:19

Please complete these pre-course baseline questions. They are a crucial part in critical reflective learning and practice and will show you how far you have come by the end of the course, when they are re-visited.

Preview 1 page
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Question 1
2 Lectures 08:36

This question is usually the first one asked by a interview panel. As such it 'sets the scene' and affords you the opportunity to make a great first impression.

Preview 08:36

Activity - tell me about yourself - a personal commercial
2 pages
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Question 2
2 Lectures 05:47

This is known as a stress question and is one that people fear. In this video you will examine why not to use minor weaknesses or standard answers, such as "I don't know when to stop" or "I work too hard".

After this session you will be able to turn this question into an opportunity to be positive about your skill set.

what are your weaknesses?
05:47

Activity - what are your weaknesses? - the STAR approach
2 pages
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Question 3
2 Lectures 04:09

People often find 'up selling' or promoting themselves to be difficult and therefore may play down their skills.

After this video you will be able to ensure the skills you highlight are ones that match an interviewers needs and wants.

what are your strengths?
04:09

Activity - what are your strengths?
2 pages
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Question 4
2 Lectures 04:22

This video will examine topics to stay away from and conversely which ones to highlight in order to give the best impression.

why are you leaving your current job?
04:22

Activity - why are you leaving your current job?
2 pages
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Question 5
2 Lectures 04:31

This session will cover how to give a professional and positive answer which highlights why you have chosen their company / role specifically to apply for.

It will also cover the importance of pre-interview role and company research and where your 9 primary information sources are likely to be.

why did you apply for this position / why do you want to work for us?
04:31

Activity - why did you apply for this position?
2 pages
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Question 6
2 Lectures 04:12

This session obviously does not come with a free crystal ball! However, we will examine how to convey that you are; ambitious, career orientated, committed to the company you work for and realistic about your career goals and the steps you need to take to get there.

where would you like to be in 5 years time
04:12

Activity - where would you like to be in 5 years time?
1 page
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Question 7
2 Lectures 04:34

After this video you will be able to construct a professional and polished answer with elements of; how you can benefit the company, your qualifications, up-selling your personality traits and the importance of providing evidence.

You will also learn the importance of ensuring you accentuate how you can benefit them, even if these elements aren't ones that are actually of significance to you.

why should we hire you?
04:34

Activity - why should we hire you?
2 pages
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Question 8
2 Lectures 05:23

So how do you answer "what do you think you are worth?!", which in its bluntest form is essentially what is being asked here.

We will cover the pre-interview research you need to undertake, as well as a 'formulae' for constructing an answer which either plays down or plays up your expected salary.

what salary are you expecting?
05:23

Activity - what salary are you expecting?
2 pages
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Question 9
2 Lectures 05:45

This session will cover; acceptable reasons for employment gaps and how these can be given a 'positive spin'.

We will also look at how you can answer this question if you have been made redundant or fired.

how do you explain a gap in your employment?
05:45

Activity - how do you explain a gap in your employment?
2 pages
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About the Instructor
Sarah Simpson
4.7 Average rating
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Hi and welcome,

So, you may be asking yourself "why should I choose a course designed and delivered by Sarah?" and its obviously a very good question. After all, we all work hard to earn money and you need to be confident that my courses will give you the very best Return on Investment (both in terms of financial commitment and time).

I have taken my 22 years experience from; the public, private and tertiary sectors, university lecturing, working for the police, fire and councils, being a Fellow of The Institute of Leadership & Management and writing several high download ebooks and converted this into high quality, information rich courses.

This creates a ecourse which is comprehensive, easy to 'break down' and jargon free which ensures you get the best experience possible.

I am also available to answer any questions you may have - remember the only silly question is the one you don't ask!

So, I really hope you enjoy my deliveries as much as I have enjoyed designing and writing them :-)

Best wishes Sarah