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Subtitles: English, Arabic

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...


Subtitles: English, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


Week 1

3 hours to complete

Researching the Market

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 34 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Conducting Research Using Online Resources12m
Researching a Company8m
Researching the Workplace Culture4m
3 readings
10 Very Important Job Skills You'll Need in 202010m
List of URLs10m
Instructions for the Assignment10m

Week 2

7 hours to complete

Making a Positive First Impression

7 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 52 min), 14 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Controlling First Impressions9m
Projecting the Right Image7m
The Fine Art of Small Talk12m
Strategies to Control Your Nerves10m
14 readings
The Power of Your Personal Brand10m
Mission Statement Builder10m
Career Portfolio References10m
Your Speaking Voice10m
Your Body Speaks10m
24-Hour Countdown to an Interview10m
Confessions of a Recruiter10m
5 Biggest Interviewing Mistakes10m
Body Language Experiment10m
Tips on Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication10m
The Art of Small Talk10m
TED Talk by Amy Cuddy10m
How to Outwit the Six Ghosts of Fear10m
21 Ways to Avoid Job Interview Anxiety10m

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Answering Traditional Interview Questions

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 48 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Preparing Your Strategy7m
So, Tell Me About Yourself.9m
Talking About Your Qualifications8m
Highlighting Your Skills and Experience8m
Language Focus3m
3 readings
Top Ten Qualities of an Outstanding Team Player10m
Gerund and Infinitive Reference List10m
Language Practice Worksheet10m
2 practice exercises
Concept Quiz10m
Concept Quiz10m

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Proving You've Done Your Research

5 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 52 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Why Are You Interested in this Position?9m
Why Are You Looking to Leave Your Current Position?8m
What Is Important to you in a Work Environment?7m
Answering the Salary Question12m
Positive Language Strategies10m
8 readings
Five Ways to Bungle a Job Change10m
A Job By Any Other Name10m
Compensation and the Art of Negotiation10m
15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer10m
Useful Language to Use in an Interview10m
Tip Sheet for Common Interview Questions10m
Dynamic and Stative Verbs10m
Verb Tense Chart10m
1 practice exercise
Language Quiz30m

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Top reviews from Successful Interviewing

By KSMar 6th 2019

Without any doubt. It's 5 star course. Great content.\n\nJust one problem, the quizzes doesn't have proper acceptable answers and their is no escape plan for this.

By KRMay 21st 2017

Fantastic course. Highly recommended for people who are looking out for jobs and have challenges in projecting/marketing themselves.


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Charles Duquette

Lecturer/Marketing Coordinator
Maryland English Institute
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Daniela C. Wagner-Loera

Full-Time Lecturer
Maryland English Institute, University of Maryland College Park

About University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 47 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.8 billion operating budget, secures $500 million annually in external research funding and recently completed a $1 billion fundraising campaign. ...

About the Interviewing and Resume Writing in English Specialization

This specialization will help you develop the English language strategies and communication skills you need to advance in your professional career. Whether you already have a successful career and are looking to move forward, whether you’re looking to change careers, whether you’re starting out in the world of work, or whether you’re coming back into the world of work after some time away – if you believe in working for more than a paycheck, then this specialization will help you. The core courses cover preparing for a successful job search, including self research and research of the job market and industries of interest; strengthening your interview skills by recognizing what hiring managers are looking for and taking steps to prepare for the types of tough questions today's premier companies use; and preparing a resume, cover letter and supporting business documents. The capstone will allow you to apply the skills you learn in this specialization to your own job search. A key benefit of this specialization is the opportunities you'll have to practice your interviewing skills with other job-seekers from around the world. You’ll give them feedback and they’ll give you feedback. In this process, you’ll gain new insight into what makes a speaker successful and you’ll gain confidence in your English interviewing skills....
Interviewing and Resume Writing in English

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