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Online Class: Interview Skills

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Course Description

Preparing for your job interview could very well be one of the most important moments of your career. Landing the perfect job can be a challenge, but with the determination and passion you will need to begin a successful career, you can easily overcome this challenge, and bring a lot of valuable experience with you to the next interview if you don't get the job. 

Just a little preparation and thought ahead of time can have wondrous effects on your interviewing skills. This course will go over the issues and provide an in-depth analysis of the interviewing process. With some independent practice, this course can help you prepare successfully for any job interview!

Topics will include:
Common Interview Questions

What Employers Want

Attitude and Effort
Body Language


The Mock Interview

Phone Interviews

Behavioral Interviews

Closing the Interview

Thank You Notes

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Instructor Support
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Course Lessons

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  • Lesson 1: Interview Preparation

    Just a little preparation and thought ahead of time can have wondrous effects on your interviewing skills. This course can help you prepare successfully for any job interview!
  • Lesson 2: Common Interview Questions + Questions to Ask Your Employer

    Interview questions can be tricky and downright frustrating at times. If you are caught off guard, you are bound to stumble and probably look more than a little dumbfounded.
  • Lesson 3: What Employers Want

    Depending on what position you are applying for, an employer could be looking for a multitude of different traits.
  • Lesson 4: Attitude & Effort

    Your attitude is the single most important factor in you getting a job. If you have a poor attitude, employers will be immediately turned off by you, and that isn't something most people want.
  • Lesson 5: Body Language

    The way you sit up and the way you stand; what you do with your arms, legs, hands, how you hold your head, position of your body compared to another person: all of these things communicate something about yourself and your attitude.
  • Lesson 6: Research

    The job market can be a tough place, so a little research pays off more than other, harder things you can do in the meantime.
  • Lesson 7: The Mock Interview

    The mock interview can be a challenge to get organized and prepared for, but complete a video-taped mock interview with a career counselor/specialist, and you've got one of the best interview tactics available to you.
  • Lesson 8: Phone Interviews

    Preparing for a phone interview is similar to preparing for a normal, in-person interview, but more weight is placed upon organization and written information.
  • Lesson 9: Behavioral Interviews

    Behavioral interviewers ask you questions based on your past experience. You will be analyzed, picked apart; the interviewer will try pretty much anything to catch you in a lie.
  • Lesson 10: Closing the Interview

    Closing the interview is the best time to hit the interviewer with all you've got. This is the perfect time to get in one last word that will help you stand out from the crowd--try to mention something interesting about yourself that somehow relates to yo
  • Lesson 11: Thank You Notes & Follow-Ups

    Effective interview follow-up does require a little assessment. Think back to each interview you participated in; then ask yourself some questions about the interview and how it went.

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Course Title: Interview Skills
Course Number: 8900101
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 0.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: John Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00
Benefits of an Online Course: Self-Paced, Instructor-Led, Accredited CEUs, and Affordable

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Prepare for the interview.
  • Summarize common interview questions and questions to ask your future employer.
  • Describe what employers want.
  • Summarize proper attitude and effort employers are looking for.
  • Describe body language and its impact on the interview.
  • Research the company before doing the interview.
  • Demonstrate the mock interview.
  • Describe what to expect on phone interviews.
  • Describe behavioral interviews.
  • Summarize how to properly close the interview.
  • Send thank-you notes and follow-up emails, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Lesson 1 Assignment: Take Stock of Your AccomplishmentsAssignment15
Lesson 1 ExamExam15
Lesson 2 Assignment: Preparing Your AnswersAssignment20
Lesson 2 ExamExam35
Lesson 3 Assignment: Sizing up Your SkillsAssignment15
Lesson 3 ExamExam32
Lesson 4 Assignment: Assessing Your AttitudeAssignment10
Lesson 4 ExamExam14
Lesson 5 Assignment: Assessing Your Body LanguageAssignment10
Lesson 5 ExamExam13
Lesson 6 Assignment: Conducting ResearchAssignment20
Lesson 6 ExamExam12
Lesson 7 Assignment: Preparing for a Mock InterviewAssignment20
Lesson 7 ExamExam13
Lesson 8 Assignment: Phone Interview PracticeAssignment20
Lesson 8 ExamExam15
Lesson 9 Assignment: Prepping for the Behavioral InterviewAssignment20
Lesson 9 ExamExam13
Lesson 10 Assignment: Coming up with your CloseAssignment15
Lesson 10 ExamExam15
Lesson 11 Assignment: Writing a Thank You LetterAssignment15
Lesson 11 ExamExam14
The Final ExamExam50
Total Points:421

Student Testimonials

  • "The instructor was great and very encouraging. The entire course was very helpful. I have not had to interview in over 14 years and things have changed. I didn't know how much I didn't know until I took this course. One of the best decisions I have made and would highly recommend it." -- Arrita K.
  • "I think every single topic of this course it was extremely helpful to my needs. I never had to interview for the last 24 years therefore the course was just perfect." -- Alma H.
  • "I found the entire course useful. It was a big help to write answers out that employers ask. It was also helpful to have a list of questions to ask an employer." -- Beverly D.
  • "Everything was helpful. It's been years since I've interviewed for a job and this course helped me understand what employers are looking for today should I lose my current job. The instructor was knowledgeable and presented excellent material." -- Dorothy D.
  • "The behavioral interview was most helpful. It seems that this is now the biggest part interviewing today. The video segment that reads the lesson. Having the lesson read aloud made the entire course seem much more like an in person class rather than a dry read." -- Steve S.
  • "It's been many years since I've had to interview for jobs. With the current low economy and high unemployment, I definitely had to update my skills and knowledge about current procedures to be successful. This class has positively provided this advantage, and I feel much more confident to outshine the average candidates to get that job! Thank you for your encouragement, Susan!" -- Lauren B.
  • "Course is very interesting and helpful. The instructor is cooperative." -- Neha B.
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