University of Maryland, College Park

Advanced Interviewing Techniques

This course is part of Interviewing and Resume Writing in English Specialization

Taught in English

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Charles Duquette
Daniela C. Wagner-Loera

Instructors: Charles Duquette

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There are 5 modules in this course

In this module, you will learn how to respond to behavioral interview questions, also known as competency-based interview questions. You will learn to: differentiate competencies from skills, break down the thinking behind a hiring organization's use of this approach, contrast behavioral interview questions with traditional questions, identify the characteristics of a successful behavioral interview response, apply the S.T.A.R. response strategy to behavioral interview questions, recognize how behavioral interview responses show job competencies, respond to the three most common behavioral interview questions, and communicate benefits to the hiring organization through your responses

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6 videos12 readings4 quizzes1 peer review2 discussion prompts

In this module, you will learn how to respond to situational interview questions, also known as "What If" interview questions. These also include the so-called "wild-card" interview questions. You will learn to: recognize what the hiring organization is looking for in asking these questions, communicate your character values through your responses, apply the P.R.E.P. response strategy to answering interview questions, apply the Pros. vs. Cons. response strategy to answering interview questions, and apply the 5 W's response strategy to answering interview questions.

What's included

5 videos6 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

In this module, you will learn how to respond to questions that probe for weaknesses. You will learn to: recognize what the hiring organization is looking for in asking these questions, avoid common pitfalls in answering this question, demonstrate mature self-assessment skills through this question, demonstrate the ability to take responsibility for your own growth, demonstrate your ability to perform under pressure, use hedging language to soften negative information, use boosting language to emphasize positive information, and a strategy for positioning yourself for executive assignments.

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4 videos3 readings2 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

In this module, you will learn how to ask your own questions and how to negotiate a job offer. You will learn to: ask questions that communicate your strengths and competencies, ask questions that help you determine whether the organization is a good fit for you, ask questions that help you align the interview with your career goals, probe for organizational characteristics that can complement your strengths, assess your market value to the company, negotiate the best salary and compensation package for yourself.

What's included

6 videos8 readings1 quiz2 peer reviews1 discussion prompt

In this module, you will learn how to perform successfully on telephone interviews. You will learn: how best to prepare for phone interviews, how to communicate a strong, confident personality on the phone, how to maintain your confidence throughout a phone interview, how to manage the business conversation of a phone interview, how to close a phone interview in your favor, how to improve your skill with every phone interview.

What's included

5 videos8 readings2 quizzes1 peer review

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4.8 (15 ratings)
Charles Duquette
University of Maryland, College Park
5 Courses138,770 learners
Daniela C. Wagner-Loera
University of Maryland, College Park
2 Courses75,395 learners

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