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
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English, captions
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Course Description

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?

What are the requirements?

  • A willingness to learn some new ideas - and create some new results!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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

What you get with this course?

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

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: The Winner's Mindset: How to Prepare for the Interview

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.


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.


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!

Section 2: Crafting Your Value Proposition

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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

Section 3: Salary Negotiation and Asking for a Raise

Maximize your salary with these tips and ideas.


Don't talk money until you watch this module!


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


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

Section 4: Closing the Inteview: What You've Got to Say

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.


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.

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Instructor Biography

Chris Westfall, 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".

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