Interview for Success in 2020
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Interview for Success in 2020

Learn how to Interview with confidence and sell yourself in any corporate job interview.
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Created by Clare Reed
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 17 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to successfully sell yourself and confidently answer questions in a corporate interview.
  • Interview Skills and Preparation
  • No requirements

The Interview for Success course will give you a leading edge in your corporate job interview.  Letting you in on the secrets to success and building superb answers, which will boost your confidence and have you enter any interview knowing how to make the best impact on your interviewers.

Master the Interview Process and Boost your Confidence

· Learn the secrets to interview success and how to apply them yourself at your next interview

· Predict which questions are likely to arise

· Know how to structure your answers and sell yourself

· Become more confident and present yourself with style

This Course Covers all the Main Corporate Interviewing Styles, so you won’t get Caught Out.

This course will enable you to be interview prepared for a multitude of interviewing styles including:

· Structured Interviews

· Behavioural Competency interviews

· Situational Interviews

· Technical Interviews

· Casual Interviews

· Video and Digital Interviews

· Internal and External Interviews

· Promotional Interviews

No matter what interview style you face, you are covered

World leading corporations, companies, Small Medium Enterprises and Start-ups use a job interview style covered in this course.

You may not know in advance what style of interview they will use.  Knowing and understanding how to predict and answer the questions that can arise, in each style of interview, is going to dramatically boost your confidence.  Through taking this course you will know you are ready for any interview coming your way.

Section 1

We’ll start the course with a section that introduces you to all the main interview styles, and what is involved, so you know what to expect.

Section 2

Then we’ll do a deep dive into the most common of job interview, what we in HR call the ‘Structured Interview’, which is just called a standard job interview. We will break this down into question themes which includes:

· How to tell them about you in a way that will impress them from the get go

· Why you are motivated to work at their company in the job you are applying to

· You will know how to outline your biggest achievement to make them go ‘Wow’!

· You will give answers that convey great knowledge about them and the role, so you can show off your excellent research skills

· You will understand the diplomacy and tact in answering questions about who their competitors are or any challenges they are facing.

Section 3

Then we introduce the most challenging style of job interview, the 'Behavioural Competency Interview'. By the end of this section you will wonder what all the fuss is about because you will become expert at predicting behavioural competency questions and their follow up probing questions too.

· You will know exactly how to formulate and structure a Behavioural Competency Answer in the best way

· You will get to see great examples of the most common Behavioural Competency answers to help you shape your own unique answers

· You will be let in on the secret to why Negative Behavioural Competency questions are not to be feared and more importantly how to answer them

Section 4

Then it’s on to the more 'role specific' style of interview, the 'Situational' and 'Technical' Interviews. Which are often incorporated into a 'Structured Interview' but these can also be a standalone Interview, in their own right.

· You will get to know how to predict and anticipate Situational and Technical questions coming your way

· You will know by the end of this section how to answer these tricky questions

· You will get great tips on how to handle technical tests and how to prepare for them

Section 5

This section lets you know how to answer the challenging personal questions that can arise, such as explaining any gaps on your CV, answering those awkward questions on salary and how to best prepare for further rounds of interview, as most companies have second or more rounds.

· You will learn how to explain gaps caused by maternity or paternity leave

· You will understand what they are allowed to ask, legally, in relation to health issues and sick leave gaps

· If you were unfortunate enough to be made redundant, or fired, this section will enable you to explain why

· You will learn what to say to any questions about your current salary or salary expectations

· You will work out how to come up with some super questions for them at the end of the interview

· And you will learn how to prepare yourself for further interview rounds, and know how you can predict questions and ensure you are consistently impressive in each round

Section 6

This is all about personal presentation. Delivering great answers will go a long way to impress the interviewer but to get offered the job, this section is crucial.  And because we are confident that you will be in for a great chance of getting the job offer, there is super tips and advice on negotiating the contract and resigning.

· You will learn tips on body language, speech and tone

· What to wear to the interview

· How to follow up after the interview in the right way

· Handling yourself in contract negotiations professionally

This is the most concise and straight forward course on how to interview for success. By the end of this course you will have grown in interview confidence and know how best to answer and conduct yourself in the job interview to give yourself a great chance of getting the job offer.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who is planning to have a job interview for any corporate role. This course is suitable for all levels of interviewee.
Course content
Expand all 46 lectures 01:56:16
+ Introduction
8 lectures 15:45

Welcome to Section 1 of the 'Interview for Success' course.  This section provides an insight into what each of the main interview styles, used around the world, involves.

Preview 01:08

An overview of what is involved in a 'Structured Interview'.  This is an HR term and not often communicated to the candidates as such. Often, it's referred to as just a regular interview.

What is a Structured Interview

An overview of what is involved in a 'Behavioural Competency' interview.  These interviews are often called a 'Behavioral Interview' or a 'Competency Interview'.  It just depends on where you live in the world.  Most American companies refer to it as a 'Behavioral Interview'.  Whereas in the UK and Ireland they tend to call them 'Competency Interviews', but the increase in American Technology companies in these locations means the phrase Behavioural Interview is becoming more popular.

What is a Behavioural Competency Interview

This lecture looks at what is involved in a 'Technical Interview'.  Technical questions can be asked in a 'Structured Interview' too.' These interviews are often used for technical roles such as engineering, technology, scientific, medical, accountancy and many other roles.

What is a Technical Interview

This part gives you an overview of what is involved in a 'Situational Interview'.  Often situational questions can be used in a 'Structured Interview' too.

What is a Situational Interview

Video and digital interviews have grown massively in the last few years but none more so than during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Remote interviews have become a useful way for employers to still interview you.  And these days with great video conferencing software like Zoom, Skype, Go To Meeting etc it is so easy to interview you from anywhere in the world.  There are some things to watch out for though.  This part explains what the differences are between the different styles of video/digital interviews.

What is a Video Interview

This part will give you insight into what a 'Casual Interview' is all about.  These are quite rare but feature in laid back companies or where you are being headhunted.  Sometimes these are referred to as a 'coffee and chat' meeting.  This part explains why you can't afford to be 'casual' about this type of interview.

What is a Casual Interview

This additional part to the first section is only applicable if you are preparing for an 'Internal Interview' at your current place of work.  It offers an overview of how an Internal Corporate Interview is different from an 'External Interview' for candidates.

What is an Internal Interview
+ Structured Interview Preparation
13 lectures 34:57

Welcome to Section 2 of the course. In this section you will build on your knowledge by doing a 'deep dive' into what a Structured Interview is composed of.  You will find out how to compose answers to the common questions, including 'Tell us about yourself',  'Why do you want to leave you current company?', 'What are your Career Aspirations?', 'What has been your biggest achievement?', 'What has been your biggest learning experience?', 'Why do you want to work here?', 'What do you know about the company?', 'What do you know about the job?', 'What are the market trends?', 'What challenges do you see for yourself?' and for management interviews, 'What will be your 30/60/90 day plan?'.  That is a lot of great information to cover.  Let's dive in!

Introduction to the Structured Interview Section

This lecture details how to answer the most common interview question,  'Tell us About Yourself'  or 'Talk us through your CV/Resume' etc.

The Tell Us About Yourself Question

This lecture delves into the different answer you need to give for a promotional opportunity when telling the interviewers about yourself.

Tell us About Yourself for a Promotional Interview

This lecture lets you know what you need to include in the answers to 'Why do you want to leave?' and 'Why do you want to join' questions  There is a great tool that will help you assess your motivations, to both leave and join, in the resource section. There is also an in depth list of questions in the resource section that will help you research the reasons for wanting to join their company.

Answering the 'Why do you Want to Leave and Join?' Questions

This lecture gives you guidance on how to answer 'What are your Career Aspirations?' or similar future career questions.

Answering 'What are Your Career Aspirations?'

'What has been your biggest achievement?' is a very common question these days.  In this lecture you will be given pointers, and a super tool, to help you come up with a great workplace achievement to use as your answer.

Answering 'What is your Biggest Achievement?' Question

This lecture gives you an insight into this fast growing in popularity question.  'What has been your biggest failure or learning experience?' often seems quite daunting to answer, as no one likes to talk about their failings in an interview.  This lecture explains why they are asking the question and once you understand why and see how to answer this your perspective will be changed and you will answer this with ease.

Answering 'What is your Biggest Failure?' Question

This lecture looks at the often asked, 'What do you know about us? question. Even if you are interviewing internally it will benefit you to do your research on what the company does.  This lecture considers the use of both macro and micro information gathering to answer this question well.

Answering 'What do you Know About Us?' Question

This obvious question, 'What do you know about the job?' is a simple question. This lecture is great to learn what you have to do to answer this question well.

Answering 'What do you Know About the job? Question

This course was produced in the months before Covid-19 swept across the globe.  There will be mass disruption to most anticipated 2020 trends post Covid-19.  This lecture will be relevant in so far as a particular industry can predict post covid-19 market trends.  Bear this in mind when structuring your answer.

Answering 'What are the Main Industry Trends? Question

This answer is a diplomatic minefield!  'Who are our Biggest Competitors?' is normally asked of management candidates, or sales and marketing professionals. But it can be asked of anyone interviewing.  This lecture explains how important it is to answer this correctly and how to avoid any diplomatic incidents.

Answering 'Who are our Main Competitors?' Question

In this lecture, you will discover how to answer the question, 'What will be your Biggest Challenges?'  There is a useful breakdown of common challenges and how to go about answering these in the resource section.

Answering 'What Challenges do you see in this Role?' Question

The question, 'What will be your 30/60/90 day plan?' is often asked at senior management interviews.  If you're not at a senior level it may still prove useful to see how to answer this, as one day you might be.

Answering 'What will be your 30/60/90 Day Plan? Question
+ Behavioural Competency Interviews
5 lectures 11:47

Welcome to section 3 of the course! In this section you will dive deep into the world of Behavioural Competency interviews.  Starting with how to anticipate which Behavior Competency questions may arise and then crucially building your answers using your own experience.  There are example answers and accompanying tools in the resource sections throughout this section.

Introduction to Behavioural Competency Interviews

In this part you will find out how to predict Behavioural Competency questions which are likely to arise.

How to Predict What Behavioural Competency Questions Will Arise

In this part, you will find out how to prepare and structure your Behavior Competency Answers to impress your interviewers.  In the resource section there are example answers to some of the most common Behavioural Competency areas.

How to Answer Behavioural Competency Questions

In this lecture, you will understand how to answer 'Negative Behavioural Competency' questions.  In the resource section there are some example answers to demonstrate how to answer these strongly.

How to Answer Negative Behavioural Competency Questions

After you answer most Behavioural Competency questions you will likely be probed on your answer.  This lecture covers what is likely to be probed in any follow up questions to your answers.

How to Answer Probing Questions
+ Situational and Technical Interviews
4 lectures 09:23

This section covers other common parts of the 'Structured Interview', the 'Situational' and 'Technical' Questions. These can also be asked in a stand alone 'Situational' or 'Technical' interview too.

Introduction to Situational and Technical Interviews

This lecture explains how to answer any Situational Questions which may arise.  There is an example Situational Answer in the Resource section in this part.

How to Answer Situational Questions

Technical questions are very common these days as most jobs have technical elements to them. This lecture explains how to answer technical questions.

How to Answer Technical Questions

In this lecture, you will find out about the array of technical tests used in interviews today.  In the resource section there are links to very popular tests that you can practice for free before the real test.

How to Prepare for Technical Tests
+ Additional Common Questions
6 lectures 18:03

This section covers the additional questions that can arise in your interview.  Including explaining gaps in your work history, answering salary questions and what questions to ask the interviewers.

Introduction to Additional Questions

Sometimes you may have gaps on your resume or CV which eagle eyed interviewers might spot and they can question you about.  This lecture gives you some great advice on what to say in your answers generally.

How to Explain Gaps on your CV/Resume

This part looks at how to explain gaps that occurred due to more serious reasons, including being fired, or serving a  prison term.

How to Explain Gaps on your CV/Resume Part Two

In this lecture, you will find out how to diplomatically handle questions about your current salary or salary expectations.

Answering Questions About Salary

Nearly all interviews end with the interviewer asking you if you have any questions for them. This lecture helps you to ask questions that will make a good impression.

Questions you can Ask Them

You may have additional rounds of interview to attend.  This part helps you to prepare for these additional rounds.

How to Prepare for Additional Interview Rounds
+ Personal Presentation & Contract Negotiation
9 lectures 24:47

In this section of the course, you will discover the importance of personal presentation, including what to wear to the interview.  And how to negotiate any contract that comes your way.

Introduction to Personal Presentation and Contract Negotiation

You will find out how to carry yourself and promote positive body language in this part.  How you present your physical self is vital for creating an overall brilliant impression from start to finish of the interview.  This part also covers hand gestures, speech and tone.

Body Language, Speech and Tone

This part is focused on what men can wear to the interview.   You'll find out what the various dress codes for interview mean and how you can meet the interviewers expectation.  Plus useful tips on grooming and accessories.  The resource section includes images of appropriate clothing for each dress code.

What to Wear to the Interview for Men

This part is focused on what women can wear to the interview.   You'll find out what the various dress codes for interview mean and how you can meet the interviewers expectation.  Plus useful tips on grooming and accessories.  The resource section includes images of appropriate clothing for each dress code.

What to Wear to Interview for Women
How to Follow Up After Interview

In this lecture you will discover the importance of receiving the employment contract before accepting the job.

Getting the Contract before Accepting the Job Offer

In this part, you will discover the parts of the offer that potentially can be negotiated on, including salary and bonuses.

Negotiating the Contract Part One

In the second part, of negotiating your offer and contract, you will find out how other clauses can be negotiated, including job title, holidays, maternity and paternity leave, flexi time, pension, healthcare, company cars and mileage, laptop and mobile etc.

Negotiating the Contract Part Two

This is the concluding part of the course! Well done!

Concluding the Course
+ Bonus Section
1 lecture 01:33

This bonus section is all about how to elevate your learning from this course and take it to the next level.

Bonus Lecture