Hired with Excel: The Essential Guide to Interviews
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Hired with Excel: The Essential Guide to Interviews

Your gameplan to learn Excel and ace the job interview.
4.3 (3 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.
11 students enrolled
Created by George Mount
Last updated 7/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 13 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the importance of Excel in today's data-driven business world
  • Know the critical Excel features for job seekers
  • Communicate the value of strong Excel skills at a job interview
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Requirements
  • Download the free Microsoft Excel app
  • Have basic proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite (open, close, and save files, etc.)
Description

So you found the dream job. Only one problem -- it requires proficiency in Microsoft Excel. What to do?

This course is a gameplan for learning Excel -- and acing your job interview along the way.

You will learn:

  • Understand the essential functions of an analyst
  • Learn how to position your Excel skills in the broader trend toward data-driven business
  • Develop an employer needs-based curriculum for learning Excel
  • Prepare for the most common interview questions for analysts

Your interview prep power hour

When you've got an interview schedule, you can't spend hours trying to learn a subject. That's why this course will take under an hour. 

The course is delivered through high-quality screencast video training. I also include the slide decks for you to follow along. 

Tips and tricks not included

I have intentionally left out direct Excel training from this course. To get in-depth Excel video training for the topics covered, see the parent course, "Hired with Excel: What Every Analyst Needs to Know."

Instead, this series will get you focused on what counts at a job interview -- addressing the employers' needs, and proving you can satisfy them.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant to serve as a roadmap for those applying for jobs requiring proficiency in Microsoft Excel. It is not a comprehensive Excel training series.
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Introduction and Course Goals
1 Lecture 02:31
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Why You Need to Learn Excel Now
03:34
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Excel: What Every Analyst Needs to Know
4 Lectures 13:05

After downloading Excel for free (score!) and learning about some great Excel resources, you will be able to distill what you really need from Excel -- employment -- and build a learning plan around this. 

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Quality beats quantity. In this video, you will learn how the Pareto rule applies to Excel -- and what that means for your interview preparation. 

The Pareto Handyman
02:34

Learn why VLOOKUP functions as the duct tape of Excel. For more VLOOKUP training, visit my course "Hired with Excel: What Every Analyst Needs to Know."

VLOOKUP: The Duct Tape of Excel
03:09

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PivotTables: The WD-40 of Excel
03:42
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Acing the interview
6 Lectures 24:10

Develop poise and confidence for your interview -- and learn what employers are really looking for in an analyst. 

Preview 05:13

Learn how to sell your Excel skills in an interview -- by emphasizing benefits, not features. 

Sell on Benefits, Not Features
02:47

The classic interview question -- how to frame this around the analyst's role and where Excel fits in. 

"Why Should I Hire You?"
03:37

A good analyst is always learning more, and a good employer will check in on that. You will learn some great places to become a more well-rounded analyst. 

"Where do You go for Help?"
05:21

Turn this gotcha question into a balanced self-assessment.

"Rate How Good You are with Excel."
03:35

From simulation tests to extremely specific content-based questions, learn how to approach these questions the "Hired with Excel" way. 

Handling Other Curveballs
03:37
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Next steps and further resources
1 Lecture 03:52

Ready to get hired with Excel? Here are your next steps. Bonus -- promocode to the parent course included. 

Next Steps to Getting Hired with Excel
03:52
About the Instructor
George Mount
3.7 Average rating
3 Reviews
11 Students
1 Course
PhD Student, Design & Innovation

George J. Mount will help you master Microsoft Excel -- and help you find a job with it! He has been featured on Excel TV, Brazen, and the Smart Data Collective. 


George has a bachelor of arts, magna cum laude, from Hillsdale College and a master of science from Case Western Reserve University. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio, where he is a PhD student in the Department of Design & Innovation at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.