Job Interview Skills: Ace the Interview, Land the Job
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Job Interview Skills: Ace the Interview, Land the Job

Job interview skills from the US National Elevator Pitch Champ - designed to help you ace the interview and land the job
4.1 (30 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.
804 students enrolled
Created by Chris Westfall
Last updated 8/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Gain confidence
  • Separate yourself from other candidates
  • Make your story stand out
  • Learn the one question you HAVE to ask in the interview
  • Talk comfortably about salary
  • Tell your story like a pro
  • Find out exactly where you stand vs. others
  • Overcome your nerves
  • Give yourself every opportunity to win the interview
  • See high-quality broadcast quality videos with an internationally-recognized career coach (not screen capture!)
  • Understand what to expect in the interview
  • Develop the ability to answer the "tough questions" via a simple process
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  • A willingness to learn some new ideas - and create some new results!

It's the most important conversation in your career.

The job interview.

Learn how to tell your story in a way that's clear, concise and engaging, with instruction from the US National Elevator Pitch Champion. As a career coach, Chris Westfall has helped thousands of students, managers, entrepreneurs and executives to create powerful career conversations. From accountants to z-wave technologists, he's helped people to overcome their nerves, accelerate the conversation, and transform their careers - using the strategies outlined in this course! Whether you're starting out or seeking a six-figure executive role, you will find new ideas and new approaches on the other side! Here's what you can expect:

  • over 70 minutes of one-on-one video coaching with career expert, Chris Westfall (the author of BulletProof Branding and The NEW Elevator Pitch)
  • targeted instruction that goes beyond the basics - find out how to answer the really tough questions!
  • how to prepare for the interview, so you can present your story with confidence
  • change the interview from a one-sided interrogation into a conversation
  • build rapport and relate to the interviewer
  • how to prove you're a strong candidate, without being pushy, phony, or fake
  • learn how to overcome the negatives in your past - if you have little or no experience - or if you've got some experience that you wish you didn't - then this is the course for you!
  • be confident about telling your story, especially when the stakes are high
  • demonstrate how you can make a difference for the employer
  • find out where you stand in the interview
  • negotiate your salary like a pro
  • several bonus materials: including How to Ask for a Raise, plus written materials to reinforce the videos

It's all here - expert advice, easy-to-watch videos, and clear instruction - and not a lot of overwhelming info! Take your story to the next level, with an internationally-recognized expert, who's focused on your success. This course represents the kind of quality you've come to expect from Udemy - and the kind of results you expect for yourself. Why not take the next step, and get closer to your dream job today?

Who is the target audience?
  • Job seekers: from students to executives
  • People who haven't interviewed in a while
  • People who want to change careers, or move into a different industry
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
The Winner's Mindset: How to Prepare for the Interview
3 Lectures 12:23

The winner's mindset - find out what you can expect, and what you should expect, from every interview. Learn how to make the interview a conversation, right from the start.

Preview 06:21

Storytelling strategies - how to make sure you choose the words that help you most. How to develop your material, so that you are prepared and know what to expect. Learn the key to being confident, without being arrogant.

Preview 03:34

The one word you've got to use, if you want your experience to be relevant and meaningful. Stop delivering a history lesson, and make your story more compelling - with this one word!

Preview 02:28
Crafting Your Value Proposition
8 Lectures 38:22

What do you do when the interviewer asks something unexpected? Learn valuable ideas and strategies to make sure you can talk about your history and goals in a way that's clear and engaging.

Why Preparation is the Key to Winning the Interview

Experience: Do you have too much, or not enough? Is it the "right" kind of experience? Here's how to handle your past, and make it relevant and "right now" for your next employer.

Discussing Your Experience

We all have a past. Some of our past experiences may have an impact on your ability to get the job - here's how to deal with questions surrounding mistakes and challenges from your past.

Turn Negatives Into a Positive: Here's How

There's one thing that trumps experience. Do you know what it is? If you are a student, or recent graduate, you've got to check out this module.

What's More Important Than Experience?

Using a three-step process, you will learn how to quickly and concisely describe your role and your contribution, so that the hiring manager has a great frame of reference for your skill set.

Clarify Your Value Proposition

Read this document to learn how to be clear about your experience, and to understand how to make your story relevant to the interviewer.

TEXT: Clarify Your Value Proposition

All the difficult questions are a variation on this theme - and here's how to respond, when the interview becomes challenging.

Answering the Tough Questions

Here's a written example of a "Why Hire Me?" pitch, from my book, The NEW Elevator Pitch.

Example: Why Hire Me? For Millennials and Students
Salary Negotiation and Asking for a Raise
4 Lectures 15:35

Maximize your salary with these tips and ideas.

Strategies for Salary Negotiation

Don't talk money until you watch this module!

BONUS: More Thoughts on Getting the Salary You Deserve

Are you overdue for a raise, or a promotion? Here's how to approach that conversation.

BONUS: How to Ask for a Raise

Follow these six steps to make sure you have a good shot at a raise or a promotion.

TEXT: Six Strategies for a Salary Promotion
Closing the Inteview: What You've Got to Say
2 Lectures 10:36

Find out how to bring the interview to a close, when you feel that you are the right candidate. If you're receiving some good feedback on your potential for the role, here's the one question you've got to ask, to seal the deal.

What You've Got to Say, at the Close of the Interview

Many have asked for an example of how to use SOAR as a framework for describing a past event in your employment history. New example of how to describe the situation, and the difference you made.

BONUS: Example of Situational Storytelling (SOAR)
About the Instructor
Chris Westfall
4.4 Average rating
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1,504 Students
3 Courses
Westfall and Associates LLC

Learn how to make your message matter: Chris Westfall is the US National Elevator Pitch Champion. His strategies have created multi-million dollar revenues on four continents, and he's helped businesses to land on Shark Tank, Dragons Den, and the new Shark Tank Australia (to be broadcast in 2015). An expert career coach, he's helped college students and executives to land new roles and new opportunities in a wide variety of industries. An award-winning instructor at a top-10 MBA program in the USA, he's the official "pitch coach" at Texas A&M University. His books include "The NEW Elevator Pitch" and "BulletProof Branding".