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!
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course 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.

What are the 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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!

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!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome and Goals for the Course!

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


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

Section 2: Researching Industries

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


Review segments to target when researching industries.


Potential issues you may encounter when researching industries.


Live web searching of ways to find industry trend reports.


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


Live web searching of using industry associations as resources.

Section 3: Researching Companies

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


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


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


Live web searching for public company information.


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


How to use trade publications in your job search!


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


How to generate target lists for your job search.

Section 4: Researching Roles

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


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


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


Using LinkedIn for your target company research.

Section 5: Conclusion

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

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Instructor Biography

Kara Moore, 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.

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