- Course Code:
- Location: Online
- Duration: 12 hours
- Cost: Free
- Qualification: Interview Skills and CV Writing Certification
- Course Access: Lifetime
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major devices and browsers
- The purpose of a CV and what an employer will look for when they read a CV
- How to make your CV appear professional and help you create a positive first impression
- How to structure the information on your CV
- How to tailor your CV for a specific job position
- The purpose of a cover letter
- What an employer will look for when they read a cover letter
- How to use the information in a job advertisement or person specification when writing a cover letter
- General guidelines to follow when writing a cover letter
- Why you should never attend an interview without having researched the company and position in depth
- How to find relevant information about the company
- What you need to know about an organisation
- What you need to know about the industry, especially if you are applying for your first position in the field
- Why you need to prepare answers to the most common interview questions well in advance
- The key question categories that interviewers use when conducting interviews
- The most common questions within each category and how to respond to each
- How to respond to inappropriate interview questions
- Why verbal and nonverbal communication skills are key to interview success
- How to create a positive first impression when meeting the interviewer
- How to communicate confidence and enthusiasm using verbal and nonverbal communication
- How to build rapport with an interviewer using verbal and nonverbal communication
- How and why group interviews are carried out
- What is meant by the term “assessment day” and why an employer might use them to select candidates for a role or graduate entry scheme
- The typical activities that make up an assessment day
- How to prepare yourself for assessment day activities, to maximise your chances of success
- Why a company may choose to interview you over the telephone or via a video call, rather than in person
- Why the questions asked in these interviews tend to be different from those asked in person
- The most common questions interviewers ask during telephone interviews
- How to use notes to prepare for telephone and video interviews
- What is meant by the term “psychometric testing”
- Why and how employers use psychometric testing during the selection process
- The two main types of psychometric tests
- Why you may have to negotiate to secure the salary and benefits you need and why a failure to negotiate could create a negative impression
- Why you should pursue several jobs at the same time
- How to negotiate a starting salary
- How to negotiate annual leave, flexible working and other benefits
- Why and when you should follow up after an interview
- When you should expect to hear from an employer and what to do if they do not get in contact with you within a reasonable time frame
- How to ask for constructive feedback and how to use it to your advantage
- How to assess your own performance following an interview
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This certificate is to verify that
Has completed the
INTERVIEW SKILLS AND CV WRITING CERTIFICATION
How online learning can benefit you..
Who can take the Interview Skills and CV Writing Certification course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 10 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 10 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 10 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Interview Skills and CV Writing Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 12 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.
Can I apply for an NUS card?Yes. All New Skills Academy students can apply for an NUS card. Details of how to do so will be available in your account once your order has been processed.