Jobseekers guide to acing that interview!
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Jobseekers guide to acing that interview!

Ace that interview and act your way to success using this guide from a RADA trained Actress.
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774 students enrolled
Created by Amy Botes
Last updated 10/2017
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 14 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • At the end of this course, students will be able to go for an interview feeling confident, prepared and ready to snare their dream role.
  • At the end of this course, students will have a better understanding of personal impact and how to use their body, mind and voice to create an emotional connection.
  • At the end of this course, students will have a clear understanding of how to use acting techniques to make them better communicators.
Requirements
  • You should be actively seeking work.
Description

Research has proven that most employers make a decision about a candidate within the first 60 seconds of interview. Feeling panicked already? Wish someone was around to tell you how to act? Well, Amy Botes of PEPPED Productions is here to help.

  • Amy Botes is a professional RADA trained Actress and businesswoman, who is perfectly placed to guide you through the entire process of an interview. From job seeking; to preparation; to rehearsal; to D-day, she will be giving you advice, techniques and exercises to make sure you get your DREAM role!
  • You will be given guidance on how to write an attention-grabbing CV.
  • You will learn, rehearse and perform answers to typical questions whilst being free and easy in your delivery.
  • You will have the chance to stage your own practice interview to build your confidence and hone your performance.
  • You will have a greater understanding of body language and how to send the right message during your interview.  
  • You will be introduced to elements of the Alexander Technique which can help you free your mind and body of tension and stress.
  • You will be introduced to the idea of personal brand and how you can use this to your advantage.  
  • You will be given knowledge in how to build upon your personal impact through mental, vocal and physical techniques.
  • You will learn how to relax and deal with nerves effectively.
  • You will be introduced to improvisational techniques, that will give you the advantage when hit with curve balls.
  • You will learn about how to warm up your voice before your interview.
  • You will learn how to keep your audience engaged and how to keep your mind clear and focussed.
  • You will learn how to deal with your inner critic and the waiting period after the interview.
  • You will be given the chance to weigh up whether this role is really right for you, once you get offered the job.
  • You will be introduced to the concept of characterisation and how this can help you project the best parts of yourself.
  • You will learn how to build rapport and follow up on useful connections in your network.
  • Although Amy is going to let you in on the secrets of professional acting, she won’t be asking you to act. She calls this ‘acting but not acting’.  All she is asking, is that you tap into your innate ability to communicate and wash away any bad habits and learned behaviours that are getting in your way.

If the only thing in the way of you, getting your dream role, is you – come on this journey with me. In a society that profits from your self-doubts, liking yourself is a rebellious act. You can be anyone you want to be.

All you have to do, is sign up for my course today and you will be given the opportunity to completely ACE that interview! Ready to show the world what you are made of?

Who this course is for:
  • A Jobseeker who needs guidance.
Course content
Expand all 31 lectures 02:23:20
+ INTRODUCTION
3 lectures 13:36
This is an introduction to Amy Botes' unique course on 'Jobseekers guide to acing that interview'. Amy will be training you to act your way to success, using acting techniques. She draws on her extensive experience, from her prestigious training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), to her acting career which has taken her from the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), to the West End of London, to Broadway in New York. She will share this experience with you and hone your communication skills to increase your chances of landing that dream job role. All you have to do is sign up and we can make your dreams a reality.
Preview 02:22

Amy explains in this lecture what the course will entail, to take the mystery out of it for you. She gives a detailed overview of what will be covered and how it will benefit you. 

Preview 02:20

Personal impact is about creating the maximum impression on another person. This is done through the way we speak, move and think. It focuses on the way we make someone feel through our actions and words, so that they come away with a positive emotional reaction. We need to focus on this, as the truth is, people rarely remember what you said in detail but they always remember how you made them feel. 

Personal Impact
08:54
+ SKILLS FOR YOUR BRIEFCASE
6 lectures 26:27
Story telling - how to incorporate this into your CV
05:41
Create a compelling CV using storytelling to grab the attention of potential employers and recruiters.
Create your CV
1 question

You are asking for substantial financial investment and commitment when going for a job and so why shouldn't you approach it in the same way an entrepreneur prepares for a meeting with a venture capitalist. Amy teaches you how to create a business case when writing your CV. 

Preview 03:25

Being able to create the best first impression is half the battle when it comes to interviewing. Many employers will make a decision within split seconds of you entering the room and so, MAKE IT COUNT! Amy will giving advice, in this lecture, on how to make the most of your first impression. 

First impressions count
05:15

Costume is everything when it comes to first impressions and it also gives you a chance to dress to impress. Actors often use their costume to help them get into character and so why shouldn't you? You are dressing for the role you are going for and so you want to feel it too!

Costume
03:40

Personal brand is what you put out into the world through media and other channels. It is what you stand for, the ideals you represent and the image you want to convey. So is your personal brand up to scratch?

Personal brand - how do you shape up?
03:45

Positivity breeds positivity and so never underestimate the power of attitude. When it comes to being interviewed, we are often judged within the first 30 seconds and so you have to be mindful of your attitude and how this is being perceived. 

It's all in the attitude
04:41
+ REHEARSING FOR INTERVIEW
8 lectures 49:48
The art of networking & following up on leads
04:09
Practice the five-minute​ vocal warm-up that was demonstrated in the last lecture.
Practice & learn a vocal warm up
1 question
Vocal warm up
08:35
How to use the Alexander technique
05:53
How to prepare physically
04:05
Body language
08:24
Vocal techniques
08:05
I want you to video yourself answering this question: "Tell me about yourself and what has brought you to this point." This should be with a view to practicing the vocal techniques that were outlined in the previous lecture.
Practice using vocal techniques
1 question
Improvizational techniques
04:47
Picture the scene - mock interview
05:50
Your chance to rehearse your answers to typical interview questions. Do this with my questions in the last lecture or do this with a friend who you trust.
Mock interview
1 question
+ THE ACTUAL INTERVIEW DAY
9 lectures 39:25
Think like an entrepreneur - rehearse your pitch.
05:39
TASK: • Now create your 60-second pitch incorporating some of the styles described in this lecture. • Outline why you would be good for the role you are applying for. • Video yourself and evaluate your message and the clarity of this message.
Create a 60 second pitch
1 question
How to deal with nerves - from start to finish
03:18
Building Rapport & listening
03:33
What is my motivation?
03:38
Emotional memory and how to use it
04:05
Relaxation & the Alexander technique
03:09
How to characterise - push yourself!
05:05
Questions to ask
06:16
This is your chance to shine and show that you can take the lead and so it is crucial that you have some intelligent questions to ask at the end of the interview. I want you to come up with two questions that are relevant to the job you are going for and rehearse them.
Create and rehearse two questions to ask at the end of the interview
1 question
+ CONCLUSION
5 lectures 14:04
Dealing with the wait
03:07
Whether you are successful or not, getting to the interview stage is a great achievement! I want you to list all the positives of this process so far.
List all the positives of the interview process so far
1 question
What if they don't want me?
03:13
What if they do want you? - Do you want this job?
02:46
It is a wonderful moment when we get offered a job but it suddenly changes from a 'possibility' to 'reality'. I want you to work out if this job is really for you and so I want you to list all the pros and cons of taking this opportunity.
List the pros and cons of taking this job
1 question
Preparing for your new role
02:19
Break a leg!
02:39