How To Master The Executive Job Interview

How To Master The Executive Job Interview


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The job interview is one of the key elements of the job search process.

As with any skill, we can get better at it with preparation and practice.

In this workshop, participants will explore how to prepare for an interview and become familiar with the types of questions to expect, as well as the questions they should think about asking.

They will learn how to prepare for second interviews, testing, and shadowing, as well as how to follow up on their interview sessions.  

You will also learn about the types of interviews, tips and common interview questions, salary negotiation and how to practice your interview skills.

This online job interview course will help you teach participants how to:

  • Understand the different types of interview questions and how to prepare to answer them.
  • Apply the most effective ways to prepare for an interview, including how to present themselves professionally.
  • Express themselves effectively.
  • Know how to ask for feedback following an interview.

How To Master The Executive Job Interview​ Course Overview

Your primary mission is to demonstrate to a potential employer that you’ll add critical value to the organization.

What the hiring manager really wants is a quick, two- to three-minute snapshot of who you are and why you’re the best candidate for this position.

People can be nervous in an interview, especially if it’s for a job they really want, with an employer for whom they would like to work, or it is one of their first interviews.
Really, however, an interview is just a business meeting with a specific purpose.
Understanding the intent behind the meeting means that both interviewer and candidate can make the most of it.
The employer uses the interview to check you out to see if you might fit their organization, be involved in their workforce development plans and have the required technical knowledge – and that you will be a benefit to their company.
They need to get an idea of the kind of worker you might be, so they look at how you prepare for the interview as a precursor to how you will prepare to work for them.
At the same time, the interview gives you a chance to decide if the employer is right for you.

Understanding the Job Interview

By preparing confident answers to some of the more common interview questions, you can give yourself the edge over other potential candidates.

To begin, course students will explore different types of interviews and what to expect from each.

To avoid being surprised when you arrive at your destination, ask in advance what type of interview process the organization will be using and how many interviewers will be involved.

Be aware that if you’re with an experienced interviewer and in a formally structured interview, he or she will work to draw information from you and allow you to give strong answers.

However, less experienced interviewers will sometimes take a lead role, let you do all the talking, or they will talk so much you have little chance to showcase your talents.

You do not need to memorize your answers.
Instead, you should prepare so that you can relax and pay attention to the important points of the conversation and the information the employer is providing, rather than having to quickly come up with answers to questions that you never thought about before.

Job Interview Pro Tips For Choosing Potential Candidates

Remember that really, the company only wants to know these things about you

  • Why do you want to work there (as opposed to somewhere else)?
  • What can you do for them?
  • What tangible benefits do you offer / what interpersonal skills do you have?
  • What kind of a person are you? Will you fit in? Are you easy to get along with?
  • Do you know what the company thinks is important, and do you share those values?
  • What makes you different (stand out) from the competition?
  • Can they afford you, or might you come on board, get trained, and then leave for the first outside opportunity?
  • Consider how you have approached your perceived weaknesses in the past and what you have done to address them.
  • Do you have the highest qualifications / some strong experiences?
  • Have you given proactive solid answers?

You probably want to know similar things about the company

  • Why do I want to work here? (Do I have a clear plan to do this job for this company?)
  • What do I need to know (skills, knowledge and attitude) to do this job well?
  • Would I like to work with the people that work there?
  • If this seems like a good place to work, what will make me stand out from the competition so that they offer me the job?
  • Can I convince them to hire me at the salary, vacation, and benefit levels that I want?

Your personalized, verified, course certificate will be available at the end of the course.

How To Master The Executive Job Interview Course Content

How To Master The Executive Job Interview Course Modules

Job Interview Questions

This module will give participants tips on how to handle two main types of common questions, both behavioral and knowledge.

As a relevant example, you probably spent plenty of time pouring over the important points of the job description before submitting your application materials, so do be sure that you’re never ask anything that is already clearly stated on the job description or the organization website.

Reading this carefully will give you a wider understanding of the open position and will allow you to mention any significant experiences for any appropriate related skills that are required – you can bring this up when you are asked if you have any outstanding questions, so that you can offer concise details.

Getting Ready

This session will give participants a few additional strategies to help them ace interviews.

Following up the Executive Job Interview

If additional interviews are required, you’ll want to determine if you need to plan for even more additional interviews (with other managers in the organization or perhaps with your potential supervisor) and when these interviews might occur (this week, next week, within a month, etc.).

Job Interview Common Problems and Solutions

This module will explore some common interview problems, including illegal questions and special requests.

Phase Two

The first interview is simply the first meeting that a job seeker has with an employer.

This module will look at the additional meetings and auditioning that may follow.

Sealing the Deal

Next, participants will get some tips on managing post job interview offers.

Getting What You’re Worth

To wrap up the course, students will learn how to negotiate to receive what they are worth.

You Will Receive:

  • A thorough understanding of how to succeed in executive job interviews
  • Fully personalized and verified certificates
  • All learning materials are included and you can return to the program to get additional professional development and career support to develop more fully your personal career plans.
  • Our Business School has been delivering transformational, high-quality business and management education for over a century, training some of the finest minds in the world to huge successes with the latest business techniques.
  • The course work is broken up into manageable bite-sized modules, without incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you work when it suits you best.
  • All of our noncredit courses are instructor-led online: this online format allows you to take classes from anywhere with an internet connection – this is perfect for international students, especially those with a poor internet connection at home, as the modules are very fast loading, designed to work fully with even the slowest internet connection.
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  • There is no exam required to obtain your certificate.
  • Your course certificates can be added instantly to LinkedIn and other social media accounts, to greatly help you find potential leading employers.
  • Your verified, personalized course certificates are always included in our tuition rates.
  • Your career pathway is clearly set, whilst putting you in direct control of your education!

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