Interview Skills


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Interview Skills Course Overview:

This course is designed to help you hone your interview skills and give you the confidence you need to succeed in today’s competitive job market. We’ll cover everything from how to prepare for an interview, to what questions to expect, to how to follow up afterwards. By the end of this course, you’ll be armed with the knowledge and skills you need to ace any job interview.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

– Prepare for common types of job interviews

– Respond effectively to questions using the STAR technique

– Ask thoughtful questions during an interview

– Follow up after an interview effectively


Lesson 1: Introduction to Interviewing

– What is an interview?

– Types of interviews

– The importance of preparation

– How to dress for success


Lesson 2: Preparing for Your Interview

– Researching the company

– Knowing your audience

– Developing your elevator pitch

– Practicing your responses


Lesson 3: Answering Interview Questions using the STAR Technique

– What is the STAR technique?

– Answering questions using the STAR technique.

– Situation or Task

– Action

– Result

– Answering questions about your experience

– Answering questions about your skills

– Answering behavioral questions


Lesson 4: Asking Questions During the Interview

– Types of questions to ask

– Asking questions about the company

– Asking questions about the role

– Asking questions about the team


Lesson 5: Following Up After an Interview

– When to follow up after an interview

– How to follow up after an interview effectively.

– Sending a thank you note

– Checking in after an interview



Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Do I need to have any prior experience in interviewing before taking this course?

A: No, this course is designed for those with little to no experience in interviewing. However, if you do have some experience, this course will still be beneficial as a refresher.

Q: I’m not looking for a job right now. Is this course still relevant to me?

A: Yes! Even if you’re not currently job-hunting, it’s always good to brush up on your interview skills. You never know when an opportunity might arise, and it’s always better to be prepared.

Q: How long does this course take to complete?

A: The course is self-paced, so you can complete it at your own pace. However, we estimate that it will take approximately 4 hours to complete in total.

Q: Will I receive a certificate upon completing this course?

A: Yes! Upon successfully completing the course, you will be able to download and print a certificate of completion.



Interview: A meeting between two people (typically a job candidate and a representative from a company) in which the interviewer asks questions to learn more about the candidate’s qualifications.

STAR Technique: A method for answering behavioral interview questions in which the candidate describes a specific situation, task, action, and result. This technique helps the interviewer get a better sense of how the candidate would behave in similar situations.

Follow Up: The process of staying in touch with someone after an initial meeting or interaction. In the context of interviews, follow up typically refers to thank you notes and checking in after an interview.

Screening Interviews: These are usually brief, 20-30 minute conversations with a hiring manager or HR representative. They’re designed to give the employer a sense of whether you’re a good fit for the position and company.

Phone Interviews: Phone interviews are similar to screening interviews, but they’re conducted over the phone instead of in person. They can be a good way for employers to save time and money by narrowing down the candidate pool before inviting candidates to come in for an in-person interview.

In-Person Interviews: In-person interviews are the most common type of interview. They usually involve a series of one-on-one conversations with different members of the company, including the hiring manager, HR representative, and/or potential co-workers.

Job description:

A job description is a document that outlines the main responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required for a role. It usually also includes information about compensation and benefits. Job descriptions are often used by employers to help them write job postings and screen candidates. They can also be helpful for job seekers who are trying to identify their ideal role.

Interview process:

The interview process is the series of steps that companies take to evaluate job candidates. It typically begins with initial screening interviews, followed by phone interviews, and finally in-person interviews. Some companies also include additional steps such as assessment tests or panel interviews.

Hiring managers:

Hiring managers are responsible for overseeing the recruitment and selection of employees for their organization. They typically develop job postings, screen candidates, conduct interviews, and make hiring decisions.

Eye contact:

Eye contact is the act of making eye contact with someone. It is considered a sign of respect and can be used to build rapport. In an interview setting, making eye contact with your interviewer shows that you’re engaged in the conversation and interested in what they have to say.

Communication skills:

Communication skills are the ability to effectively communicate with others. This includes verbal communication (speaking) as well as nonverbal communication (body language, facial expressions, etc.). Good communication skills are important in any setting, but they’re especially important in an interview setting where you’re trying to make a good impression.

Company website:

The company website is a website that is created and maintained by a company. It typically includes information about the company’s products, services, and culture. The website can also be a valuable resource for job seekers who are researching a company before an interview.

Body language:

Body language is the use of nonverbal cues (facial expressions, hand gestures, posture, etc.) to communicate with others. In an interview setting, paying attention to your body language can be just as important as what you say. For example, maintaining eye contact and avoiding fidgeting are both considered good body language.

Job offer:

A job offer is an offer of employment from an employer. Job offers typically include information about salary, benefits, and job duties. They may also include an employment contract. Job seekers usually have the opportunity to review and negotiate a job offer before accepting it.

Interviewing skills:

Interviewing skills are the ability to effectively conduct an interview. This includes being able to ask good questions, listen carefully, and build rapport with the interviewee. Good interviewing skills are important for both job seekers and employers.

Interview room:

The interview room is the room where an interview takes place. It can be either in-person or virtual. The interviewer and interviewee will be seated in the room during the interview.

Mock interviews:

Mock interviews are practice interviews that help job seekers prepare for real interviews. They typically involve role-playing with a friend or family member. Mock interviews can help job seekers identify their weaknesses and improve their interviewing skills.

Career services:

Career services are services that help people with their careers, such as resume writing, job search assistance, and career counseling. Many colleges and universities have career services departments that students and alumni can use. Career services can also be found at some companies and organizations.

Interviewer’s demeanor:

The interviewer’s demeanor is the way they act or conduct themselves during an interview. It can include things like their tone of voice, body language, and overall attitude. The interviewer’s demeanor can be a important factor in how the interviewee perceives the interview and whether or not they are successful in getting the job.

Past behavior:

Past behavior is a predictor of future behavior. This means that if someone has exhibited certain behaviors in the past, it is likely that they will exhibit those same behaviors in the future. In an interview setting, this means that if a job seeker has behaved poorly in previous interviews, it is likely that they will behave poorly in future interviews as well.

Thoughtful questions:

Thoughtful questions are questions that are well-thought-out and relevant to the job. They show that the job seeker has done their research and is genuinely interested in the position. Asking thoughtful questions is a good way to make a positive impression during an interview.

Job listening:

Job listening is the act of carefully listening to what the interviewer says during an interview. It involves being able to understand and remember information, as well as identify nonverbal cues. Job listening is important for both job seekers and employers.

Firm handshake:

A firm handshake is a handshake that is not too weak or too strong. It is considered to be polite and professional. A firm handshake is often seen as a sign of confidence.

Small talk:

Small talk is conversation about light or neutral topics. Small talk is typically used to make conversation before getting down to business. It can also be used to build rapport with someone you are meeting for the first time.

Organization’s goals:

The organization’s goals are the things that the organization wants to achieve. They may be long-term or short-term, and they may be related to the organization’s mission or vision. Knowing the organization’s goals can help job seekers align their own goals with those of the organization.

Research the company:

Researching the company is the act of gathering information about a company. This can be done by looking at the company’s website, reading news articles about the company, or talking to people who work for the company. Researching the company can help job seekers learn more about what the company does and whether or not it would be a good fit for them.

Dressed appropriately:

Dressing appropriately for an interview means wearing clothes that are professional and appropriate for the type of job you are applying for. For example, if you are applying for a job in a bank, you should wear business casual clothing. If you are applying for a job in a school, you should dress more formally.

Skill set:

A skill set is a collection of skills that a person has. It can include things like hard skills, which are specific abilities or knowledge related to a job, and soft skills, which are personal qualities that make someone a good employee. A strong skill set is often seen as a sign of competence and can help a job seeker stand out from other candidates.

Current position:

The current position is the job that a person currently holds. This information is typically included on a resume. The current position can give the interviewer an idea of the job seeker’s experience and what they have been doing recently.

Biggest challenge:

The biggest challenge is the most difficult or challenging thing that a person has faced. It can be something related to work, school, or personal life. Talking about the biggest challenge can help the interviewer get to know the job seeker better and understand how they handle difficult situations.