BUS 295 — Mastering the Job Interview: A Strategic Approach
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 4 weeks
Date(s): Feb 7—Mar 7
Time: 7:00—8:35 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Feb 9
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Instructor(s): Debra Rosenfeld
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Registration opens Nov 29, 8:30 am (PT)
Live Online(About Formats)
7:00—8:35 pm (PT)
Feb 7—Mar 7
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Registration opens Nov 29, 8:30 am (PT)
Employers seek candidates with specific hard skills, soft skills, and professional attributes. As an interviewee, how can you demonstrate that you have the skills the employer desires? How can you convince the employer that your work mindset and approach align with the company culture and the department you would be joining? This hands-on, interactive course will provide you with a strategic framework and tools that will help you identify your key talking points and convey them to the potential employer. Topics will include analyzing a job description to pinpoint what matters most to the employer; using a simple tool to identify your relevant hard and soft skills, accomplishments, and examples; demonstrating the values and personal attributes that employers seek; using the SAR format (situation, actions, results) to answer behavioral interview questions; responding to challenging questions; and preparing your own questions for the employer that will help you assess whether the job is a good fit for you. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to practice these strategic interviewing skills, and the final class will culminate with a mock interview. Whether you are early in your career or you are a seasoned professional, you will leave this course with the skills and confidence to ace your interviews.
Debra Rosenfeld directs the career counseling program at Stanford School of Medicine. She has led more than 150 workshops on interviewing, negotiating, networking, soft skills, and career branding. She also has had a private career coaching practice for fifteen years. As a volunteer, she teaches career classes for nonprofit job-seeker organizations in the Bay Area. She received an MA in counseling psychology from National University and is a licensed marriage and family therapist.
Career Counselor; Assistant Director of Counseling, BioSci Careers, Stanford School of Medicine
Textbooks for this course:
There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.