Job Skills Course: Prepare for an Interview

Job Skills Course: Prepare for an Interview

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This job skills course focuses on interviewing skills and aims to prepare you with confidence for that all important interview. Just as in learning any skill, successful interviewing requires preparation especially when selection is highly competitive. This job skills course will assist you in understanding what the interviewer or interviewer panel wants from you and communicate your core competencies, career highlights and message. There are some easy steps that you can take that will increase your chances of success at interviews and this job skills course will empower you with them.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this job skills course you should know how to:

  1. Research and prepare for an interview.
  2. Improve your interview skills and strategies.
  3. Respond with action to interview questions demonstrating your career achievements and attributes.
  4. Demonstrate your personal brand in interviewing and promote your skills, experiences, qualifications and your potential contribution and achievements.
  5. Build confidence in communicating with an interviewer or interview panel.
  6. Manage interview stress and control nervous energy.

Course Content

This job skills course will cover the following content:

Preparing for an Interview

  • Interview preparation essentials.
    • Preparation is essential to making sure that you have a successful interview.
    • No matter how well you prepare there will be something that comes out of left field and is entirely unexpected and knowing how to manage this is critical.
  • What to expect from the interviewer or interviewing panel.
  • How to build rapport with the interviewer or interview panel.
  • Planning confident and positive first impressions in the interview.

The Interview

  • What is competency-based questioning and how to respond with impact in an interview.
    • How to prepare responses to interview questions in advance and on-the-spot that indicate you have the capability, commitment and stamina to perform the role or task that you applying for.
  • Interview simulation and rehearsal.
  • How to recover from an interview misstep.
  • How to manage interview anxiety.
  • How to close the interview with influence and leave a lasting impression.
  • Follow up strategies post-interview.

Intended Audience

This job skills course is suitable for anyone seeking career development and is considering applying for a new job, role, project or task in a competitive situation. This job skills course is relevant to all industry sectors, public and private. Those searching for a short course on how to find an ideal job, prepare a targeted resume and making the most our of your network may be interested in Job Skills Course: Find Your Ideal Job

Delivery Style

This job skills course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities including interview simulation. This training approach allows you to challenge your understanding of the concepts introduced by the instructor and consider their application once back in your workplace.

Course Prerequisites

This job skills course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.

About your instructor

Ann Brewer

Ann Brewer

Professor Ann Brewer is the Dean, University of Newcastle, Sydney. Her career has spanned organisational behaviour, psychology, education and business as a researcher, lecturer, and author. Her research expertise is people at work including conflict, change, leadership, commitment, stress as well as gender.

Ann is an accredited executive coach with more than 20 years of experience enhancing the performance of individuals, teams and organisations. In that capacity she designs and develops coaching programs for whole-of-organisations as well as 1:1 coaching consultations. She begins with establishing a foundation for each client to clarify their professional aims and values for developing and sustaining leadership resilience. Her coaching strategy is focused on leadership, relationship and culture building as well as dealing with thorny issues and conducting difficult conversations.

Ann’s professional background incorporates diverse programs and initiatives for individual development, team building, organisation design, and facilitation. Her practical approach to leadership and organisation development is derived from her own senior leadership positions.

Her work has been applied in diverse industry sectors such as business, education, industrial relations, human resource management, health administration, public policy, transport and logistics; banking and mining. She has led commercial facing entities including a start-up to success.

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