• Course Introduction

        • Time: 4 hours
        • Free Certificate
        This course is designed to enhance your ability to excel in job interviews and secure rewarding career opportunities. In today's job market, exceptional interviewing skills are crucial for distinguishing yourself from competitors and securing sought-after positions. This course will cover the interview process from preparation to negotiation and help you prepare and demonstrate your confidence and finesse. We will explore the parts of interviewing, including mastering preparation techniques, understanding different interview formats, and refining negotiation skills. Whether you are a seasoned professional aiming for career advancement or a recent graduate entering the workforce, this course offers insights and practical strategies to excel in any interview scenario.

        • Course Syllabus

          First, read the course syllabus. Then, enroll in the course by clicking "Enroll me". Click Unit 1 to read its introduction and learning outcomes. You will then see the learning materials and instructions on how to use them.

        • Unit 1: Before the Interview

          In Unit 1, delve into creating a positive first impression before a job interview. It's more than just providing information about qualifications and interests. This process involves understanding the significance of appearance, verbal communication, and body language. The unit also highlights ways to convey confidence and professionalism, such as eye contact, posture, and facial expressions. Also, it explores the importance of dressing appropriately to demonstrate respect for the opportunity and articulating skills and experiences clearly during verbal communication. Demonstrating genuine interest in the company, such as asking insightful questions during the interview process, is also discussed. Mastering these elements enhances the ability to leave a lasting and favorable impression on interviewers, positioning candidates as genuinely invested in the opportunity.

          Completing this unit should take you approximately 2 hours.

        • Unit 2: During the Interview

          Unit 2 delves into strategies for interview success, focusing on understanding the interviewer's expectations and presenting oneself as the ideal candidate while also considering objectives for the role and organization. This unit offers insights into various interview formats, including phone and AI interviews. Additionally, it discusses two main types of interview questions: behavioral and situational. Behavioral questions prompt drawing on past experiences, such as resolving conflicts or implementing innovative solutions. In contrast, situational questions challenge with hypothetical scenarios relevant to the job, such as managing tight deadlines or navigating team disagreements.

          Completing this unit should take you approximately 1 hour.

        • Unit 3: Negotiating Compensation

          Unit 3 marks the final phase of the course, focusing on the intricacies of discussing salary requirements during job interviews. Employers often ask about salary expectations, so thorough preparation is crucial. Researching typical compensation for similar roles in your area is essential, with resources like the U.S. Department of Labor providing valuable data. Even if planning to avoid disclosing an exact figure, having a prepared response is important. Throughout this unit, explore various approaches to handling salary discussions, including prompting the employer to make the initial offer. Additionally, delve deeper into salary negotiation, covering compensation packages, and gaining the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate this aspect of the job interview process.

          Completing this unit should take you approximately 1 hour.

        • Study Guide

          This study guide will help you get ready for the final exam. It discusses the key topics in each unit, walks through the learning outcomes, and lists important vocabulary. It is not meant to replace the course materials!

        • Course Feedback Survey

          Please take a few minutes to give us feedback about this course. We appreciate your feedback, whether you completed the whole course or even just a few resources. Your feedback will help us make our courses better, and we use your feedback each time we make updates to our courses.

          If you come across any urgent problems, email contact@saylor.org.

        • Certificate Final Exam

          Take this exam if you want to earn a free Course Completion Certificate.

          To receive a free Course Completion Certificate, you will need to earn a grade of 70% or higher on this final exam. Your grade for the exam will be calculated as soon as you complete it. If you do not pass the exam on your first try, you can take it again as many times as you want, with a 7-day waiting period between each attempt.

          Once you pass this final exam, you will be awarded a free Course Completion Certificate.