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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

6 hours to complete

Answering "Tell Me About a Time..." Questions

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

6 videos (Total 52 min), 12 readings, 5 quizzes
6 videos
Using the S.T.A.R. Response Strategy9m
A Specific Situation Where You Failed7m
A Past Accomplishment You're Proud Of7m
How You Handle Conflict at Work6m
Communicating Benefits10m
12 readings
An Example Competency Catalog10m
Supervisor's Guide to Behavioral Interviewing10m
Help Us Make Better MOOCs10m
Interview Preparation Questions - Behavioral10m
Interview Preparation Questions - Traditional10m
An Effective Preparation Technique10m
Language Practice10m
A Portrait of Excellence10m
Characteristics of Successful Innovators10m
Innovation Lessons from Steve Jobs10m
Global Trends10m
Behavioral Interview Practice Task10m
4 practice exercises
Concept Review12m
Concept Review10m
Language Quiz14m
Concept Check20m
4 hours to complete

Answering "What If..." Questions

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.

5 videos (Total 37 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Communicating Your Personal Values8m
The P.R.E.P. Response Strategy8m
The Pros vs. Cons Response Strategy6m
The 5W's Response Strategy6m
6 readings
Answering "What If..." Questions10m
Character Trumps Credentials10m
Situational Interview Questions10m
Wild-Card Interview Questions10m
Interview Question Generator10m
Situational Interview Practice Task10m
1 practice exercise
Language Quiz30m
4 hours to complete

Answering "What is Your Biggest Weakness?"

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.

4 videos (Total 29 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Showing Strength in Discussing Weaknesses7m
Softening Negative Information7m
Emphasizing Positive Information4m
3 readings
Guidance in Answering the Question10m
Practicing for the Weakness Question10m
How Non-Native Speakers Can Crack the Glass Ceiling10m
2 practice exercises
Concept Review6m
Hedging Language Quiz32m
6 hours to complete

Handling the End of the Interview

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.

6 videos (Total 44 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Five Questions to Ask at Every Interview8m
Questions You Should Never Ask4m
Closing the Interview6m
Negotiating the Best Deal - Part I5m
Negotiating the Best Deal - Part II10m
8 readings
10 Most Common Mistakes10m
Questions to Ask - Cheat Sheet10m
Questions to Ask Yourself after Every Interview10m
Global Salary Forecast10m
Fearless Salary Negotiation10m
Forms of Compensation10m
Salary Research Sites10m
Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer10m
1 practice exercise
Questions to Ask of an Interviewer16m
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Top reviews from Advanced Interviewing Techniques

By CCJul 6th 2018

It's a very useful prep for interviews. I learned quite a lot from how to research a company to how to deal with a late phone call. This course definitely worth the time.

By KYApr 5th 2018

Most difficult cource! But it force you to be better! I highly advice to go through it!



Charles Duquette

Lecturer/Marketing Coordinator
Maryland English Institute

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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