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The University of Sheffield

How to Succeed at: Interviews

The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn

Overview

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

Reviews

4.8 rating, based on 447 Class Central reviews

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  • I am able to learn many essential things required in a professional interview for a candidate.

    This course not only for beginners, it is equally important for any professional candidate those who are going to appear an interview. Even, HR and other people who are closely related to the recruitment process, this course is very helpful to them.
  • I learned in detail some of the possibilities about what I already had lived about job interviews, but with more detailed and clear information about, and also learned a lot about other possibilities I never faced before when going for interviews.

    Really useful information, nice and useful files to download and study more, a nice course to take!
  • this course answered all my questions and calmed my worries about both job interviews and school interviews. Was very insightful and gave excellent advice, highly recommend it.
  • Ronny De Winter completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    When you are looking for a job and have planned some interviews, it is always good to prepare yourself. This course helps you with that, how to prepare and how to deal with interviews.
    That being said the tips being given are quite straight forward, and unless you never did an interview before most of it sounds like common sense. Anyway, it can help to go with more confidence in that important interview. You can never be too prepared!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course has armed me in various ways. I came with this thought that - 'I know enough of interviews' but when I dug into week 1, I started to get convinced that there was much more than I knew. The various templates were so helpful and informative....
  • It is a very helpful course with templates you can download to help you prepare for interviews. The information is quite useful and presents more modern and current recruitment scenarios such as video interviews.

    The course can be used both if you are applying to higher education programs or jobs.
  • Pamela Gayle Johnson

    Pamela Gayle Johnson 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!
  • Anonymous
    Very useful advices for who are preparing for interview. Thanks to all contributors to this wonderful course. I recommend this course. Also I would like to see some tips. For example, when interviewers offer drinks, what should we choose? For example, I know that the best and easily accesible drink is water. Also if we select to drink a cup of hot drink there is a risk. Something may go wrong and it can spell over us. This situation can cause chaos. And many many other things :) These may be very detailed informations but they are also important
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    Seng Lihou
    This course is really really great for me to improve my situation in any other advanced interviews. and I would like to recommend this course to friends and colleagues to find out what is more important about an interview.
  • Anonymous
    Provided a lot of useful information. The only thing I did not like so much was the bit about using body language purposefully on a certain way, because that is in my opinion manipulative. It is good to have an open body language but teaching this should include some comment about not using this to manipulate others. Also, if everyone had the same posture and hand movements during interviews or in general, it would look very weird. Thank you for the course :)
  • Anonymous
    Provided a lot of useful information. The only thing I did not like so much was the bit about using body language purposefully on a certain way, because that is in my opinion manipulative. It is good to have an open body language but teaching this should include some comment about not using this to manipulate others. Also, if everyone had the same posture and hand movements during interviews or in general, it would look very weird. Thank you for the course :)
  • Anonymous
    It is a very well structured course for young candidates. Some university students might have gone through some of the examples given, but they still be useful, as a revision.

    It was not the course for me, as a mature person looking to apply for jobs, I was looking for a different approach course with more in depth examples and exercises, as well as more reassurance for experienced applicants and more mature and experienced interviews and interviewers.

  • 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...
  • Anonymous
    A very nice, clean and well-organized set of information about the interviews. A huge plus for showing different cases, and the entry interviews to both companies and organizations/ universities.
    Strongly recommend it to everyone who has never been invited for an interview or needs to refresh their knowledge about it.
  • Anonymous
    Very useful information which either re-jogged my memory or allowed me to learn something new to improve the style in which I answer questions. Also made me more aware of what I am more comfortable with and what I am not, allowing me to focus on these problem areas for future.
    Thank you.
  • Anonymous
    The course is meticulously structured, the language is easy to understand and the videos and external links are quite informative.

    I have been equipped with life-long knowledge of succeeding at interviews.

    I can now be an interviewer as well as an interviewee.

    Thank your so much.

  • 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.
  • Anonymous
    It is a simple, complete course which gave me a lot of valuable informations I did not know I needed. Very helpful tips about the multiple aspects that one can face for different kind of interviews :)
  • 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
  • Anonymous
    I loved this course so informative, useful tips which hopefully will prove invaluable. I can use all the useful information to take forward when preparing in the future. thank you.

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