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Free Online Courses on Interviewing for a Job in the U.S.

Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | by Olivia Cassidy

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Immigrant professionals—as well as those born in the United States—often struggle with job interviews. Certain questions that are standard in U.S. interviews can be especially tricky, such as, “What are your salary requirements?” or “What is your weakness?” Preparing to answer such questions is not easy.

Jobversity, an initiative of Upwardly Global, is partnering with WES to offer WES applicants free access to How to Interview, a comprehensive course included on Jobversity’s innovative online training platform. Register here to access this training for free!

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The How to Interview course clarifies what you should expect in a U.S. interview, and provides guidance on preparing answers using an easy-to-understand Problem, Action, and Result (PAR) format. The course also covers how to respond confidently to challenging behavioral-based questions, as well as frequently asked interview questions, such as:

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • Why do you want to work here?
  • What are your salary expectations?
  • Why should I hire you?

With its interactive exercises and simulated interview scenarios, the How to Interview course will prepare you to excel. Smart strategies—like researching the company’s recent projects, as well as its culture and values—can help you to thoughtfully frame your answers. In addition, understanding and applying the PAR format when answering more complex questions is a proven key to success.

Get started on improving your interviewing skills today by registering for the training here.

Olivia Cassidy is the National Account Manager at Upwardly Global.