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Online Course

How to Succeed at: Interviews

The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate $44 Certificate Available
  • Effort 3 hours a week
  • Duration 3 weeks long
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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

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Reviews for FutureLearn's How to Succeed at: Interviews Based on 167 reviews

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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Mohammed H
by Mohammed completed this course.
It is one of the best courses I have taken as they said everything you can imagine about the course
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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 interview formats in use today. For those just starting out, applying for jobs or further education positions, it's invaluable. I'm not sure if schools in the UK have careers advice courses that cover this information, but I see it this as a vital part of real world preparation. The US school system could implement it too!

A big 'thank you' to all the presenters, and I've already returned to the RAPT Gamified Interactive Recruitment Experience site, to see what other faux pas I can commit ..or better still, avoid!

http://www.raptmedia.com/customers/deloitte/
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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.
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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!
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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.

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Princess O
Princess completed this course.
This is an awesome course for job seekers who are determined to get a good job and are ready to give their best to improve themselves and grow with any organisation they find themselves.

This is just the right course to burst your self confidence, not only in the work environment but also in your personal life, the way you portray yourself and also the way you treat others.

I appreciate everyone that came together to make this course available to us, its brilliant and I have learned a lot from it.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Hello

Most of time i face with a satuiation like "interview" I thought I could do this as well as they required but unfortunately I was not right at that moment that's why I failed again and again. After completing of this course or we can say after an review I really got much things that I don't knew about before. Therefore, this course was really useful and I recommended for every one. So thank for giving access to interview materials at all.

Thank you and wish everyone all the best
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I have not applied for jobs for over 20 years ( been in the same nhs position for many years) due to raising my children and working part time. Indeed, as my children are older, I am wishing to take on different challenges but my confidence to apply for jobs and go for a interview was very low. However, following this course, it has provided me with the confidence, tools and advice to move forward in my career! Can’t recommend high enough!
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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!
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course outlines what to do before an interview, gives suggestions on answering questions in a typical interview format, and also gives advice related to some other common interview types. All the information is clearly explained and the suggestions are very practical and sensible.

I'd recommend this course to anyone who is worried about their interview technique and especially those who have little or no experience of interviews.
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Tatiana G
Tatiana completed this course.
The information is given is a very structured and consistent way. The course gives insider's information on how HR perceive the candidates which explains some questions/features of interviews and removes a great deal of the candidates' anxiety... I also find that the course gives a sufficient amount of examples and allows to practice in each of the topics discussed. Overall the course is much more than satisfying.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I found the course very interesting and insightful. The presentation was very simple and straight to the point while the course settings were very easy to navigate.

The course instructors provided practical and very relevant templates, model interview questions and situational quizzes to work with thereby aiding further and better understanding of the course.

I would say a big thank you to the Team!

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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The course covered more than I expect. They put as examples a lot of situations which I had to dealt with in many selection processes I did. It would be very useful if I had taken this course a couple of years before to be better prepared. But also it's a matter of practice and experience. After all the interviews I had, I feel much more confident and always try to improve for the next ones.
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