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Online Course

How to Succeed at: Interviews

The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn

Overview

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Being offered an interview is exciting but can be quite daunting. On this course, our experts from The Careers Service here at The University of Sheffield will make sure you are prepared for the big day.

If you’re still at the stage of writing your CV and submitting applications for a job or course, join our course How to Succeed at: Writing Applications.

This course is designed for anyone applying for jobs or courses. It will be of particular interest to those in the early stages of their career, or those who are out of practice and need to update their skills. No prior knowledge or expertise are needed.

Taught by

Hilary Jones and Pamela Hafekost

Reviews

4.8 rating, based on 319 reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course has armed me in various ways. I came with this thought that - 'I know enough of interviews' but when I dug into week 1, I started to get convinced that there was much more than I knew. The various templates were so helpful and informative....
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I took this course, moving ahead essentially on my own, because I wanted to share the videos and information with my son (who is interviewing for jobs in the video game industry in Los Angeles). It's full of helpful tips about how to navigate the various...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    It has been a while since I last had an interview and I couldn't ask for a better course, it was a fantastic refresher and I would recommend it to anyone preparing for interview. The tutors provide loads of advice, interview practice scenarios, examples, videos, handy study material you can use and refer to in the future. The quizzers and role plays are fun and they all help towards preparing you or getting you up to speed on what to expect, how to react or respond. This is a great way to study within a community of employees, students people from all walks of life in and outside the UK, bouncing off ideas, sharing comments, experiences, advice all in an attempt to improve and develop yourself.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course was didn't take up too much of my time. Having steps made it easier to view my progress and to see what activities were coming up next. I was very nervous about interviews but taking this course has made me very confident that I will know how to handle the situation, especially when I get stressed. It gave a wide range of information that I will need to consider before an interview and I think it covered everything I needed to know.
  • Pamela J.

    Pamela completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    This course is great for all levels:

    1) Beginners would get the most out of it;

    2) Intermediate would also find it very helpful; and

    3) Advanced level course attendees would still find this course very good for basic reviews of interview techniques to maximize self-confidence in handling any job search interview situation.

    The downloadable pdf's are great reminders (to avoid future nervousness)!

    Thank you for this on-line course!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I found out the course very substantial, factful and extremely usefull for those who are going to prepeare for job interview. The lessons, videos and texts inside are not long that make study easy to access, understand and follow. It seems that high class professionals worked out the course, thank you a lot! Hugs
  • Olivia F.

    Olivia completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    The course is really interesting and provides very useful information on how to face interviews and test when applying for jobs. I found the course really easy to follow except for the example test. I would I did not understand how to answer them. I would say if participants have the opportunity to deliver the answer and receive a feedback would be nice. Thank you so much for all your help.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I found the course very well planned. The exercises and examples were really good. There were a lot of down to earth examples However the learner participation could have been better. I think mentor participation may encourage learner participation since some the question posed had no replies.

    Overall a very useful course.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Very good course with lots of useful and practical materials to use during a learning process and having a possibility to save these materials on your own computer for later use. I think it is really helpful and useful to take this course prior to any type of the interview.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I found the course to be helpful in providing information on how to prepare for interviews and what to expect in them. It was also informative in explaining the various forms interviews can take and the techniques which can be used during the interviews.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The instructors provided easy-to-follow videos and articles informing the audience of all interview formats. Every part of the course offered helpful tips and a chance to put our newly-learned interview skills to the test. Thank you for your efforts and time into creating this course.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Thank you. Fairly basic stuff, I suppose, but essential for someone who hasn't been on the job market for some time.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    It is amazing. It has many helpful techniques by which we can do better in interview. I really love this course. Thank you for providing this wonderful course to us
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I found this class full of helpful tips that will hopefully lead to me being less nervous in the future during interviews.
  • Mohammed completed this course.

    It is one of the best courses I have taken as they said everything you can imagine about the course
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    It's a good learning about facing an interview. However, I would like to suggest to add about expressing about the bad experiences too but, in polite manner without disgracing self as well as the company or companies.

    This is because, people today leave their jobs due different frustrations and bad environments. Those candidates could be brilliant capacities at work and with good qualities. So, there should be ways for them to express them selves when they are asked 'why did you leave previous place?".

    All experiences may not be positive all the time. It is always a mix. So, appreciate if you all could enlighten your learners more about those facts too.

    Thank you!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course was all good and fun. It helps boost my confidence. I think I am ready now for an interview. I'm so glad that the first interview happened to me before taking this course. It was all bad and so funny. I laugh at myself for not preparing. Then, thanks to free courses offered by Future Learn, it really improves my social skills. I hope that I'll get hired after this. Hehehe Thank you so much to the University for offering this type of courses. Everyone needs it especially those people who lacks communication skills. Thank you to the University also that they have shown us videos of some HR and gave us information about the people they are looking for and more...
  • Anonymous
    Can highly recommend this extremely informative and insightful course on succeeding at interviews. Over three weeks we were taught about different types of interview formats and assessment tests and how to prepare effectively for such interviews. The material used was wide ranging and engaging and there were lots of high quality templates that we could download to our computers. This course is a must for anyone who is currently applying for jobs and is a useful guide for those who might need to refresh their knowledge for the future. It would also prove invaluable to HR and careers advice practitioners.
  • Arumadri A.

    Arumadri completed this course.

    This was a great course, "a must do" for those who have done interviews before, and those who haven't, and are looking for job opportunities or have already applied for the job, waiting for the feedback from the recruiters.

    I have learnt a lot from this course. The information given to us was very comprehensive with practical examples on how to tackle interview questions.

    The materials provided are very resourceful indeed! A big thank you to Sheffield University and Future Learn team for designing such a great course. I enjoyed every bit of the learning through out the three weeks.

  • Anonymous
    I believe that this course may be of benefit to anyone who is finding their way into a role and out of the job market. The structure of the programme runs sequentially well, it covers the major concerns related to interviews and provides really good practical suggestions for improving upon anyone's current interview regime.

    What strikes me most is that it was engaging and diverse. I did not have Java, but that didn't really distract from what I got out of that section.

    Thank you.. anyone (like me) who is unemployed really needs to have free access to such important tools.

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