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Hong Kong Polytechnic University

English at Work: Job Interviews

Hong Kong Polytechnic University via edX

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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!


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


5.0 rating, based on 3 Class Central reviews

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  • Stacy Lee
    First of all - this is a great course (actually, one of the best I have ever enrolled into). Why? To start with, instructors are very professional and they provide a lot of support. The content – super helpful. They have amazing videos and great discussion threads where we can post our views and exchange experiences. More importantly, all information is very up-to-date and from what I have seen they actually consult real professionals in the field when developing their materials (needless to say, these are EXCELLENT!).
  • I learned so much from this course. You might think you know how to get a job, but this puts it all together in bite-size chunks - and there are many new things to learn as well - for example how to complete an online interview. Finally, the live sessions were really good. Highly recommended.
  • Charlie Charles
    This course has lots of great videos which show a range of interview questions and how they should be answered. After taking this course I was much more confident in my ability to answer questions.

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