Interview Ready Research: Success In Your MBA Job Search
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Interview Ready Research: Success In Your MBA Job Search

Learn how to use tools effectively to gain insight for industry & company research. Succeed in networking & interviews!
4.8 (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.
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Created by Kara Moore
Last updated 6/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Preparing for an interview is stressful. You want to make sure you stand out from the competition. Interview Ready Research will give you the tools you need to prepare for your upcoming business interview. By the end of this course you will feel confident walking in to ANY interview because you will have prepared appropriately!
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Requirements
  • Nothing needed to begin the course. It would be helpful for you to start brainstorming target industries and functions to be able to use to the tools to your advantage.
Description

The course will cover the tools to help you succeed in upcoming conversations with potential employers.

Are you interviewing in a competitive marketplace? MBA students and alumni have successful benefited from my courses. You can too!

Learn the tools to:

  • Get the concepts of why research in crucial to the job search process
  • Research public and private companies
  • Build target lists
  • Use LinkedIn as a contact generation tool
  • Understand industry trends and outlooks
  • Discover tools that will "push" information to you for a variety of sectors
As a researcher for a top tier MBA program, I have worked with thousands of MBAs in executing their job search. I have also met with recruiters to understand how they review candidates. Research is a key component in the process. Save time by GOING BEYOND GOOGLE in this course.
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for ANYONE who is or will be going on an interview(s) in the near future that needs a better understanding of the industry and functional roles. Pre-MBAs, current MBAs and alumni MBAs have benefited greatly from this course!
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Curriculum For This Course
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Welcome and Goals for the Course!
2 Lectures 03:09

I welcome you to the course and talk about our goals. Get ready to research!

Preview 02:20

You'll hear about my background and qualifications as an instructor.

Preview 00:49
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Researching Industries
6 Lectures 14:38

Introduction to researching industries, why it is important and what will be covered in the rest of this section.

Preview 01:11

Review segments to target when researching industries.

Preview 02:41

Potential issues you may encounter when researching industries.

Preview 01:23

Live web searching of ways to find industry trend reports.

Preview 03:01

Live web searching of getting industries information delivered to your inbox.

Resource Demo: Newsletters
02:20

Live web searching of using industry associations as resources.

Resource Demo: Professional Associations
04:02
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Researching Companies
8 Lectures 27:16

Introduction to researching companies, why it is important and what will be covered in the rest of this section.

Introduction
01:28

Step by step of company research covered in this short video.

Steps to Researching a Company
01:46

Data to be gathered for your company research and strategies for collecting this information.

Company Facts vs. Company Analysis
01:39

Live web searching for public company information.

Resource Demo: Public Company
05:45

Details about what earnings call transcripts can provide you as you have conversations with employers.

Resources Demo: Earnings Call Transcripts
03:55

How to use trade publications in your job search!

Resource Demo: Trade Publications
02:38

Live web searching of private company information. A little difficult but not impossible!

Resource Demo: Private Company
05:55

How to generate target lists for your job search.

Resource Demo: Target Lists
04:10
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Researching Roles
4 Lectures 12:08

How to utilize job boards and tricks for a universal tool.

Resource Demo: Job Boards
03:36

Using LinkedIn to find contact who are in your desired role for networking or job opportunities.

Resource Demo: LinkedIn & Finding Contacts in Roles
02:31

Using LinkedIn to identify companies or contacts in a certain geographic area. Great for building target lists too!

Resource Demo: LinkedIn & Identifying Companies/Contacts by Industry
02:03

Using LinkedIn for your target company research.

Resource Demo: LinkedIn & Finding People at Your Target Firm
03:58
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:33

Breakdown the topic covered and phases of research. Congrats on completing the course!

Takeaways
02:33
About the Instructor
Kara Moore
4.8 Average rating
3 Reviews
3 Students
1 Course
Career Research Librarian, Information Maven

As a career research librarian for a top MBA school, I have taught career workshops to students in all industries and functions to prepare them for the job search process. Founder of Next Step Guides, a career portal.

I have worked in public, academic and corporate library settings after receiving my MLS from Indiana University in 2005. I am passionate about ever changing world of business information and dedicated to helping people be successful in their career choices.