Build job interview skills for confidence & career success
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Build job interview skills for confidence & career success

Develop your job interview skills to build confidence and help you achieve your career goals!
4.2 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,167 students enrolled
Created by Ben Brearley
Last updated 7/2015
Price: $20
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 mins on-demand audio
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Build self-confidence and remove the fears associated with job interviews
  • Prepare effectively for job interviews, to reduce nervousness and improve the chance of success
  • Know how to answer interview questions and present well for the interview
  • Understand the importance of consistency between online and paper profiles and CVs
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  • There are no special requirements for students before they take this course
  • You just need to be someone who will need to attend a job interview as part of your career!

Learn how to interview well from somebody who has successfully been interviewed and given interviews many times before!

That job opportunity is finally within your reach - if you take this course.

Reviews of my course have stated that: "This is a great course for anyone who has to prepare for a job interview...Ben lays out very simple steps that anybody can take to ensure you are properly prepared...Ben goes on to explain best practices during the interview and some great follow up advice...Fantastic course with some really useful insights that should finally ensure that I have success at my next interview."

There aren't too many jobs in this world that don't require a job interview of some it's important to know how to do it well. There is no point in having career goals and aspirations if you aren't able to get the roles you are after!

One of the greatest fears that people have when they are trying to improve their career is the job interview. It doesn't feel good when you are being assessed by your potential employer and this can make your nerves spiral out of control!

Confidence is what good job interviews are all about - my course will help you gain that confidence through understanding how to prepare well for job interviews, how to handle yourself inside the interview and what you should do after it's all over.

Here's what you'll get in my course:

  • Knowledge of the important things to prepare before your interviews, what to do during the interview and what you should do afterwards
  • Over 20 lectures full of content taking you from organising the interview to preparing for the interview, through the interview itself and then what to do when you've finished
  • Personal videos from me, describing some of my experience with job interviews

Take this detailed but easy-to-follow course now - in an hour or so you can be increasing your job interview skills - conquer your fears and improve your confidence with job interviews today!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who want to improve their interview skills
  • This course is suitable for people who are new to the job market
  • This course is suitable for people who lack confidence in their interview skills
Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
3 Lectures 06:08

This lecture provides a brief welcome to the course

Preview 00:15

The lecture introduces Ben, including his relevant experiences and qualifications for delivering the course

Preview 04:08

This lecture covers the main points in why interview skills are really important

Preview 01:45
Interviews and fear
3 Lectures 11:28

This lecture introduces the main fears that people have when they go to a job interview - even when they are very competent!

Preview 05:15

In this activity, students write down their top 3 fears about job interviews!

Writing them down can be a great way to get them out of your head and help you to face them head on.

Activity: Write down your fears

This lecture teaches students the main ways to overcome their fears about job interviews and introduces some of the content that will be discusses later in the course, including:

  • Preparation
  • Limiting failure points; and
  • Understanding your own needs
Overcoming your fears
Before the interview
12 Lectures 52:08

This video teaches students why preparation is so important for success in interview - it decreases nervousness, improves your chances of being impressive and limits your weak areas.

The importance of preparation

This lecture teaches how you can limit the simple errors that people make when they attend interviews. Some interviewers can get annoyed at the smallest things, so it's important to try to limit these occasions!

Limiting your points of failure

Making sure that you have organised the interview properly is a key part of the process. When is it? How will you get there? How will you get out of work to get there? All of these aspects are important in reducing your nervousness and improving your chance of success.

Organising your interview

This lecture introduces research as a great way to prepare yourself for a job interview, using several methods.

Preparation: Introduction to research

This lecture demonstrates an example of research a company before a job interview.

Preparation: Research Google Demo

This lecture discusses research via social media or actually experiencing the company yourself before a job interview.

Preparation: Other research methods

This lecture teaches students how to handle some of the common questions that come up during interviews such as "why do you want to work here?" and "what do you want to be doing in the next 5 years"?

Preparation: Common questions

This lecture teaches the importance of knowing your CV well, consistency between online and paper resumes and proactively addressing the gaps that are in your experience and skills.

Preparation: Your CV / Resume

This lecture teaches how to prepare for being asked about your proposed salary in an interview. Many people fall at this hurdle and reduce their expectations just to get the job, but it's important to know your own needs.

Preparation: Salary

This lecture teaches students how to prepare for leaving their current situation - some people are so desperate to leave their current job that they will compromise on their own needs. This lecture teaches some tips on how to avoid this.

Preparation: Making sure you're ready

This lecture introduces the job interview preparation template for students to prepare for their next job interview

Job Interview Preparation Template

This is the Job Interview Preparation Template for students to use to prepare for their next interview.

Job Interview Preparation Template
2 pages
During the interview
6 Lectures 17:05

This lecture introduces the section and summarises the main points including remaining calm, eye contact and being personable during the interview process.

During the interview

This lecture teaches how to answer questions during an interview - particularly the ones that you don't know the exact answer to! It also teaches students why not knowing the answer is OK.

During the interview: Answering questions

This lecture teaches some effective techniques for buying some time during interviews when you are faced with a tricky question or you want to prepare a good response.

During the interview: Buying some time

This lecture teaches the importance of using humour in job interviews, but also teaches how to use just the right amount and not go overboard!

During the interview: Using humour

This lecture teaches students the importance of eye contact and some effective tips on using eye contact to your advantage.

During the interview: Using eye contact

This lecture teaches the importance of being personable in job interviews and some easy ways to make a good impression with your audience.

During the interview: Being personable
After the interview
5 Lectures 09:00

This lecture introduces the importance of what happens AFTER the interview - rather than just focusing on the interview itself.

After the interview: Introduction

This lecture teaches the importance of following up after you have completed your job interview. Most people don't follow up! Learn why you should.

After the Interview: Following up

Congratulations, you've got an offer! But now it's important to know whether that offer is right for you or you should pass it by.

After the interview: The offer

This lecture offers students some final words of encouragement to help motivate them in their job interview journey.

Final words

This lecture tells students where they can get more resources for their careers, at the ucareerstrategy website.

Additional resources
About the Instructor
Ben Brearley
4.2 Average rating
12 Reviews
1,167 Students
1 Course
Consultant, MBA and Career blogger

I'm a consultant and manager at a large international consultancy, with Bachelors degrees in Biochemistry and Computer Science and an MBA.

I have also been a guest speaker on Project Governance as well as Networking skills, and am an excellent public speaker, having spent 2 years at Toastmasters to develop my skills.

I am passionate about helping people to improve their careers and I have released an eBook on career strategy and blog frequently on career topics. Your career doesn't have to be miserable...make some change!