English at Work: Job Interviews

edX English at Work: Job Interviews

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2-4 hours a week
4 weeks
Paid Certificate Available
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Based on advice from accomplished professionals in the business, HR and academic field, we have created a course that helps you succeed in job interviews and get that ultimate call.

Tell your story so well interviewers can’t ignore you!

Once you have your professional knowledge and gained your experience, how you persuade others to believe that you are as good as you say you are is the challenge. Our instructors have had a 100% success rate in getting interviews and landing a job, and we hope to share that experience with you.

How will this course change the way you prepare for and perform in job interviews?
  • No more generic answers! Hear what senior management specifically looks for in answers.
    • As a verified user, you get step by step guides on how to structure your answers!
  • No more rehearsing in your head! Use the tools on the platform to practise and get inspiration from other participants.
    • As a verified user, you get video samples and personalised feedback!
  • Stop asking Google! Exchange ideas with a global community of learners.
    • As a verified user, you get face-to-face online sessions with our team!
Don’t forget to join our English@Work: Job Applications course, which includes practical tips and a variety of practice tasks to help you be the last they have to read and the first they want to call!

What you'll learn
In this course you will learn how to:
  • prepare for challenging interview questions
  • plan impressive answers
  • perform professionally online
Week 1: Preparing for the job interview
  • How you should prepare for a job interview
  • Find out about companies
  • Overcome nerves
  • Decide which clothes to wear
  • Vocabulary to discuss your hard and soft skills
  • Answering questions using the STAR technique
Week 2: Answering job interview questions
  • Avoiding mistakes during the interview
  • Tips to help you answer questions effectively and confidently
  • Understanding the importance of non-verbal communication during interviews
  • The importance of intonation.
Week 3: Responding to challenging job interview questions
  • Answering those challenging interview questions
  • Being able to stand out during interviews
  • Providing diplomatic answers to questions you would prefer had not been asked and giving yourself time to come up with an answer
  • Stressing key words in your replies
Week 4: Closing the job interview effectively, post interview and online interviews
  • Considering the questions that you, the interviewee should ask, or not ask
  • Deciding what you should do, or not do at the end of the interview, and after the interview
  • Discovering how online interviews are similar to and different from face to face interviews

Taught by
Bee Dy and Jessica Xia
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