Job Interview Essentials
Everything you need to know to win the interview and land the job.Watch Promo
It's Time to Go Back to Basics
So many people think the job interview process is rigged. Sure, it’s far from perfect. But the truth is, you can win at interviews by getting really good at a few basic skills.
It's time to simplify the job interview - by breaking it down into simple tactics. In this course, I'll teach you the foundational interview skills you've been skipping over. We'll practice these skills with simple strategies, so you'll be prepared and confident in every job interview. These are lifelong skills that will help you land great jobs throughout your career!
Succeeding at job interviews is all about understanding the process, and developing a strategy. That’s exactly what this course will help you to do. After years of conversations, feedback, and suggestions from the Mac’s List community, we’ve built Job Interview Essentials.
In this course, you'll find:
- 25 Straight-to-the-Point Video Modules: I walk you through key interview challenges one at a time, then give you tools and strategies to solve them.
- Strategies to Practice: Getting good at interviewing takes practice. I provide quick and easy ways to hone your skills before the interview.
- Deep-dive resources: My team has been building resources on job interviews for years. While the modules in this course cover the essentials, we'll also provide links to additional help for when you want to go deep.
- Personal help: If there's something you need extra help with, you can ask me questions in the comments section of each video. I respond within a day, and others who may have the same question can read our discussion!
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I'm the founder and publisher of Mac's List, a job board based in Portland, Oregon, that's dedicated to helping Pacific Northwest professionals succeed in the hiring process. Since 2001, I've helped thousands of professionals find meaningful, rewarding work and build careers that matter. I write extensively about the topic of job hunting, and have authored two books, "Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond)" and "Land Your Dream Job Anywhere." I also host the weekly podcast "Find Your Dream Job."
Who Should Enroll in This Course?
Active Job Seekers
Got a big interview coming up? You've only got once chance to make a good impression. Learn everything you need to do to knock it out of the park.
Have you had a bad experiences in past interviews? Do you get nervous? Or maybe you just can't seem to "connect" with interviewers. I'll give you tactics to prepare and execute interviews like a pro.
Older job seekers face a unique set of challenges in the interview process. Ageism is a real issue and can derail even the most qualified candidates. I'll show you how to neutralize age as a factor in your interviews.
Don’t want to struggle through a dozen bad interviews before you get it right. Let me show you what works when you want to impress a hiring manager.
PreviewWhat Are the Job Interview Essentials? (2:22)
StartThe Interview Process from the Employer's Perspective (4:39)
StartHow to Put the Employer’s Needs First (4:27)
StartBe Prepared for These Five Common Job Interview Formats (4:23)
StartKnow Your Talking Points (3:22)
StartPractice to Perfect Your Interviewing Skills (4:26)
StartHow to Manage Pre-Interview Jitters (3:28)
PreviewAce Your Next Phone Interview (5:01)
StartWhat to Wear (3:19)
StartBasic Interview Etiquette (3:24)
StartInterview Body Language (4:50)
StartHow to Answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” Question (4:05)
StartThe Four Most Common Interview Questions (4:16)
StartHow to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions (4:17)
StartHow to Pivot on Negative Topics (4:26)
StartHow to Talk About Salary (4:56)
StartQuestions You Should Ask in an Interview (5:04)
StartMaking the Ask (2:43)
StartDon’t Make These Eight Opportunity-Killing Mistakes (5:13)