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Job Seeker's Guide To Nailing Every Interview

Everything you need to know about interviewing so you can get the job of your dreams.
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938 students enrolled
Created by J.T. O'Donnell
Last updated 2/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 15 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Effectively navigate every aspect of the interview, from start to finish.
Create targeted, compelling answers to even the toughest interview questions.
Identify weaknesses and improve skills to make a better/stronger impression.
Use tips and tricks to help you wow the employer with your expertise.
Leverage insider knowledge from an HR/Recruiting expert to stand out against the competition.
Feel confident and in control of the interview process!
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  • It's helpful if you've been on an interview before so you have a frame of reference, but it's not required. This course works for any skill or experience level! The techniques taught here are consistent and proven from an HR/Recruiting expert.

Regardless of your age or experience level, nailing the interview can be challenging.

Until now...

Meet the Expert

J.T. O'Donnell is an HR & Recruiting Expert, with more than 15 years experience. With over 1 MILLION followers on LinkedIn, she is considered a top influencer in the area of job search and career development. Her work has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Inc, Fast Company, and many other major publications.

J.T. designed this course based on her thousands of hours helping clients master interviews to land the job they want and deserve!

Here's What You'll Learn

This comprehensive course breaks down every aspect of interviewing so you can finally feel confident and in control. You'll receive easy to follow, step-by-step instruction that will teach you:

  • How to properly prepare for each interview.
  • The various types of interviews and what to expect during each one.
  • How to make sure you give the right answers to interview questions - every time!
  • A list of questions you should ask on the interview that will impress the hiring manager.
  • The best way to follow-up after the interview.
  • Tips for standing out and beating your competition.

Why This Course Is So Effective

The class is broken down into 9 Sections, each with short, informative videos designed to help you quickly master the art of effective interviewing.

Within a matter of hours, you'll feel like you've been given the inside track on how to make employers fall in love with you.

Want A Better Job? Then Interview Prep Is A Must-Do

Don't let a lousy interview cost you the job. This course will give you the confidence you need to WOW employers and dramatically increase the chances you get the job offer. When it comes to interviewing, nobody can do it for you. It's up to YOU to improve your skills so you can impress the hiring manager.

This course is the key to successfully showcasing your true potential in the interview!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is looking to get a job in the near future is ideal for this course. Especially, if you haven't done any formal interview prep before.
  • You will NOT like this course if you are the type of person who doesn't want to invest any time in preparing to WOW employers in the interview.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 33 Lectures Collapse All 33 Lectures 02:20:39
Welcome To The Ultimate Interview Prep Guide!
1 Lecture 01:48

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • warning signs that your interview skills are weak.
  • how interviewing has gotten tougher over the years.
  • why it's more important than ever that you learn to prepare for interviews properly.

You'll also meet the instructor, J.T. O'Donnell, and hear about her experience coaching thousands of job seekers on interview preparation.

Finally, you'll learn how this course will be different from anything you've experienced before!

PS - Don't forget to take the Interview Readiness Quiz (attached here) to see how prepared you are for interviews!

Preview 01:48
Interview Basics: What You Need To know
3 Lectures 18:58

Learn why companies require job interviews and why it's important you appreciate their motives.

P.S. - Don't forget to download the Section 2 Worksheet (attached here) so you can record your answers for each lecture.

Preview 03:30

J.T. breaks down the three criteria hiring managers use in an interview to determine if you are a fit for the role.

Preview 03:35

J.T. explains the 10 most common reasons why you don't move forward in the hiring process after an interview.

P.S. - Take the quiz (attached here) to evaluate your last several interviews to see where you may have gone wrong.

Preview 11:53
Types Of Interviews
5 Lectures 18:41

Learn what to expect in a phone interview and what the recruiter/hiring manager needs from you.

P.S. - Don't forget to download the Section 3 Worksheet (attached here) to record your answers for each lecture.

Phone Interview

Learn what to expect in the in-person interview and what you need to do to make a good impression.

In-Person Interview

Learn why some companies opt to hold group interviews with multiple candidates and how you can stand out.

Group Interview

Learn why some companies host panel interviews with multiple decision makers and how you should address each one in the interview to make a good impression.

Panel Interview

Learn how to prepare and execute a virtual (video) interview so you can make a good impression.

P.S. - Don't forget to download the Virtual (Video) Interview Checklist (attached here) so you can make sure you are prepared.

Virtual Interview
Pre-Interview Prep
3 Lectures 16:30

Learn exactly what to research about a company before you go on the interview.

P.S. - Be sure to download the Section 4 Worksheet (attached here) so you can record your answers to the lectures.


J.T. walks you through why and how you need to prepare your answers to interview questions BEFORE you go on the interview.

Q&A Prep

J.T. walks you through all the things you should consider about your appearance and attitude in the interview.

Acting & Looking The Part
First Round Interviews
6 Lectures 20:01

Learn the three types of interview questions and why you need to have a strategy for answering each of them properly.

P.S. - Don't forget to download the Section 5 Worksheet (attached here) so you can record your answers to the lectures.

Types Of Interview Questions

J.T. teaches you her proven method (the Experience + Learn = Grow model), for structuring interview answers to ensure you are giving the hiring manager the right information.

Structure Your Answers

Learn the proper way to respond to common interview questions.

Answering Common Interview Questions

J.T. explains why employers you behavioral questions in interviews and how you can answer them properly so that you make the right impression.

P.S. - Be sure to download the Behavioral Question Worksheet (attached here) so you can write-out and practice your answers before your next interview.

Answering Behavioral Interview Questions

J.T. walks you through the proper way to handle difficult questions, including tough situations from your past, illegal questions, and other situations that might make you uncomfortable.

Answering Tricky Interview Questions

Learn the right questions to ask in the interview so that you earn the respect and admiration of the hiring manager!

P.S. - Be sure to download our Questions To Ask On Interviews (attached here) so you can prepare to wow them in your next interview!

Question YOU Should Ask During The Interview
Follow -Up
2 Lectures 08:26

J.T. maps you the exact wording you can use to send a proper thank-you note after an interview.

P.S. - Be sure to download Section 6 Worksheet (attached here) so you can record your answers to the lectures.

Writing & Sending Thank-You Notes

Learn the right way to follow-up after and interview and to stay in touch with the hiring manager and recruiter.

P.S. - Be sure to download the Thank-you & Follow-up Note Templates (attached here) to use as a guide during your next interview process.

Checking The Status Of Your Candidacy
2nd & Final Round Interviews
5 Lectures 10:11

Learn how the interview will get tougher as you get closer to getting an offer.

P.S. - Don't forget to download Section 7 Worksheet (attached here) so you can record your answers to the lectures.

What You're Trying To Accomplish In Each Of These Interviews

Learn what to say in an final interview that doesn't insult or diminish your competition so you can look professional and repsectful.

Standing Out When It Comes Down To Two Candidates

Learn how to use a 30-60-90 day plan so you can impress the hiring managers and convince them you are the best candidate for the job.

P.S. - Don't forget to download the 30-60-90 Day Plan Outline (attached here) so you can create your own plan for your next final round interview.

Sharing Your 30-60-90 Day Plan

Learn how to handle background checks if your professional past may reveal something to employers that could cost you the job.

Dealing With Background Checks & Owning Up To Your Past

J.T. explains how to end the final interview by asking for the job without sounding "desperate" or "pushy" to the employer.

Closing The Deal
Post-Interview Tips
4 Lectures 07:29

A step-by-step breakdown of what to do while you are waiting to hear from an employer about a job offer.

How To Stay In Contact Until Decision Is Made

J.T. explains what a 'job crush' is and why you need to avoid one at all costs!

Ways To Avoid A 'Job Crush'

Learn important steps you can take when you don't get the job that could set help stay connected to the employer so you can get the chance to work for them in future.

What To Do If You Don't Get The Job

Final thoughts and suggestions from J.T. on how to make the most of what you learned from the course.

Course Wrap Up
BONUS Education
4 Lectures 24:35

Interview advice tailored just for new professionals who lack experience.

Early Career (18-27 year olds) Interview Tips

Interview advice on how to leverage the power of being a mid-career professional.

Mid Career (28-45 year olds) Interview Tips

Tips for late career professionals on how to avoid coming across as 'overqualified' or 'overbearing' in interviews.

Late Career (46-55+ year olds) Interview Tips

J.T. offers specific insider tips on the right way to answer each of the 18 behavioral questions included in Section 5 of this program. Learn what to say so you make a great impression every time!

P.S. - Don't forget to download the Behavioral Questions Worksheet (attached here) so you can take notes!

The Answers To The Most Common Interview Questions
About the Instructor
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Career Expert. I Will Give You More Career Confidence...

I have 15+ years experience coaching individuals on a wide variety of job search and career development topics. As a top 25 LinkedIn Influencer, I have over 1,000,000 followers to whom I provide advice. I'm also a columnist for Inc and Fast Company magazines. I love to help people (like you!), improve their career confidence by providing expert training, inside tips, tools and resources that will get you results you've never gotten before. My company, CareerHMO, is an online career health and wellness center that provides real-time career coaching and a private community to professionals looking to get more out of their careers.

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