Developing Effective Interview Skills

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Description

When you receive an offer for an interview, it is crucial to prepare ahead of time. The content in this lesson will help guide you through preparing for an interview.

The course draws from an evidence-based interview training approach (Hirsch, 2009) and the STAR (situation, task, action, result) technique. These methods focus learners on identifying the most promising interview tactics. The course takes learners through “backward mapping,” through which learners pinpoint their personal skills and experiences that are pertinent to the job they seek. The STAR method guides learners through gathering the relevant information about a specific capabilities that the job requires, reminding them to include key details and to maintain a competency-focused approach. Marketable job skills are assessed through proven mock job interview exercises. In a series of studies, Hirsch (2016) has shown that employers who conducted mock interviews with students who had completed this course were 2.5 times more likely to report that they would consider hiring the candidate (Hirsch, 2016).

Sample Skills

  • The Interview Experience
  • The STAR Method
  • Practice Interview

Source Material

Cook, Sarah (2009-01-01). Coaching for High Performance: How to Develop Exceptional Results Through Coaching. IT Governance Ltd. ISBN 9781849280037.

Hirsch, B. (2018). Job Skills and Minority Youth: New Program Directions. London, Cambridge University Press
Cook, Sarah (2009-01-01). Coaching for High Performance: How to Develop Exceptional Results Through Coaching. IT Governance Ltd. ISBN 9781849280037.