Centre for Continuing Education

Interview Skills Course

Human Resources. Learn expert people management skills.

Learn how to achieve interview success and get the job you want.

Do you often get down to the final shortlist for a job only to lose out and never really understand why? Have you recently gone for an internal promotion and had to face an interview panel for the first time in years? Are you happy with your resume and Linkedin profile but still not getting the job interviews you want?

If this is you, or you just feel you need to brush up on your interview skills as it has been a while, then this course is for you!

Aims

The aim of this interview skills course is to empower you with the skills, confidence and knowledge to ensure you are successful at job interviews, resulting in you getting the offer for the job you really want.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • research and prepare for an interview
  • improve your interview skills and strategies
  • respond with action to interview questions, demonstrating your career achievements and attributes
  • demonstrate your personal brand in interviewing and promote your skills, experiences, qualifications and your potential contribution and achievements
  • build confidence in communicating with an interviewer or interview panel
  • identify the different styles of interviewing
  • prepare for a telephone interview
  • practice how to successfully answer a behavioural-based interview question
  • manage interview stress and control nervous energy.

Content

This course covers the following topics.

  • What to do before the job interview.
  • How to research and prepare for an interview.
  • Different types of interviews, including telephone interviews.
  • Body language do’s and don’ts.
  • How to demonstrate your personal brand in interviewing and promote your skills, experiences.
  • Qualifications and your potential contribution and achievements.
  • How to build confidence in communicating with an interviewer or interview panel.
  • Practice how to successfully answer a behavioural-based interview question.
  • Manage interview stress and control nervous energy.
  • What to do after the interview.

Intended audience

Suitable for all managers, team leaders, supervisors and individuals wishing to learn tips and gain confidence to achieve job interview success and get the job they want.

Prerequisites

None.

Delivery style

Delivered as an interactive workshop, through a variety of methods including:

  • small group discussions
  • role plays and simulations
  • Q&A sessions with the workshop facilitator.

You will get the most from this course if you are:

  • willing to contribute to group discussions
  • confident communicating verbally in English.

Materials

Please bring a copy of your resume with you.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Free, expert advice
  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion