Are you looking for a course to help you present yourself in the best way in an interview, as well as in the resume?
This online course by University of Maryland, one of a top universities in the U.S, would help you to do that.
You can take the course for free. However, if you want to get a certificate as well as communicating with the instructors, there is a fee payable.
What Will You Learn
You can choose to take all of the following courses or choose any of them, although it is strongly recommended that you take all of the courses in sequence.
Course 1: Interview Research and Preparation
In this early part, you will learn about discover your interests, talents, competencies, passions, and who you are as a person, so you can start doing work.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Use your individual cognitive, social and emotional traits, together with areas of interest, to discover how to find the future jobs that can give you the greatest satisfaction
- Identify transferable skills of greatest value to the employers who have the jobs you’re interested in
- Apply a simple strategy for presenting your skills to an employer in an effective and convincing fashion.
Course 2: Successful Interviewing
To improve your workability, you have to be genuine about your belief in an organization and its mission. You need to research the company and the position and impression you convey as a candidate. You will also learn the nonverbal communication style to the expectations of English-speaking interviewers.
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
- Do thorough research on a company of your choice.
- Prepare for those critical first 3-5 minutes of an interview (when many recruiters say an interview is either won or lost).
- Prepare for the all important “Tell Me About Yourself” question
- Prepare for traditional interview questions.
- Use strategies for handling the salary question. We don’t teach you salary negotiation techniques, but we do teach you how to avoid putting yourself in a weak negotiation position.
- Prepare an elevator speech – all three variations.
- Use persuasive speech techniques to present professional accomplishments and qualifications in a manner that conveys benefits to a potential employer.
- Use persuasive speech techniques to convince a potential employer of your interest, motivation, and preparation for a particular position.
- Adapt your nonverbal communication style to the expectations of English-speaking interviewers.
Course 3: Advanced Interviewing Techniques
In this session, you will learn about various strategies for handling tough competency-based or behavioural interviews so that you can show your abilities.
You will learn:
- Identify what the hiring organization is looking for in using behavioral interviewing techniques.
- List the steps in the S.T.A.R. response strategy and apply the steps, using reasonably correct language, to respond to behavioral interview questions.
- Use your responses to behavioral and competency-based questions to communicate your personal values.
- Identify what the hiring organization is looking for in asking situational and wild-card interview questions.
- List the steps in the P.R.E.P. and 5 W’s response strategies and apply the steps, using reasonably correct language, to answer at least one wild-card and two situational interview questions.
- Develop an optimal strategy for responding to the weaknesses question, based on recognizing why a hiring organization asks these questions.
- Demonstrate your personal strengths and maturity through your responses to the weaknesses question.
- Correctly apply hedging language to soften a negative and boosting language to emphasize a positive aspect of your professional and/or academic background.
- Ask questions to determine how well an organization fits with your personality, career goals and salary objectives.
- Ask questions that communicate your competencies and strengths.
- Negotiate the best job offer and compensation package for yourself.
- Perform successfully on telephone interviews.
Course 4: Writing Winning Resumes and Cover Letters
You will learn about build a dynamic asset statement that conveys your talents in different resumes and cover letters with the ideal languages.
Course 5: How to Land the Job That You Want (Capstone Project)
This project will ask you to polish your elevator speeches, complete your resumes, identify possible jobs or careers, perform the research you have learned to do, and write suitable cover letters to land a job.
After completing this course, you will be able to gain new insight into what makes a speaker successful, confidence in English interviewing skills, use your individual cognitive, social, and emotional traits, discover how to find the future jobs that can give you the greatest satisfaction, identify what the hiring organization is looking for in using behavioral interviewing techniques, develop an optimal strategy for responding to the weaknesses question, based on recognizing why a hiring organization asks these questions, identify the real purpose of a resume, adapt your resumes to Applicant Tracking Systems (resume screening software) and write powerful and convincing accomplishment statements.
About the University of Maryland, College Park
University of Maryland, College Park is one of the top universities in U.S. According to the U.S. News & World Report 2021, its rank:
- 58th in National Universities
- 19th in Top Public Schools
Charless Duquette is a lecturer or marketing coordinator from the University of Maryland, College Park who is ready to share his knowledge through the 5 courses he handles.
Daniela C. Wagner-Loera
Daniela C. Wagner-Loera is a full-time lecturer from the University of Maryland, College Park who started helping with 2 courses that are ready to make anyone more professional in their English skills.
Anyone can join this course