How to Prepare for a Job Interview

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    Job Interviews: Types & Common Questions

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Get helpful interviewing tips and strategies you can apply to your next job interview with the video lessons in this short course. Let our guidance counselor experts guide you through the interview process so you'll know how to be ready, what to expect, and how to follow up in order to land the job.
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4 chapters in How to Prepare for a Job Interview

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Lesson 1 - Researching the Company You Want to Work For: Importance & Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18960].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18960].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - How to Create a Great Resume and Cover Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18958].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18958].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - How to Avoid Common Job Application Mistakes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18961].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18961].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - How to Prepare For Your Job Interview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18962].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18962].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - How to Avoid Job Interview Pitfalls Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18963].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18963].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Public Speaking as a Communication Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17676].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17676].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Managing Anxiety About Public Speaking: Strategies & Tips Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17680].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17680].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Be an Audience-Centered Speaker: Focusing on Listeners' Needs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17971].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17971].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17976].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17976].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18436].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18436].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Becoming a Better Listener: Tips & Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18440].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18440].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Grammar & Pronunciation in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32388].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32388].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - The Art of Persuasion in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19362].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19362].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Importance in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19363].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19363].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Building Credibility to Persuade Your Audience in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19364].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19364].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - Preparing an Impromptu Speech: Topic Choice, Outline Preparation & Practice Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48830].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48830].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Networking for Career Success: How to Make Professional Contacts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18959].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18959].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - How to Follow Up After an Interview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[40792].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[40792].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Responding to a Job Offer: Evaluating & Negotiating Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19290].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19290].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Types of Opportunities to Grow in Your Career Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18946].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18946].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - How to Advance in Your Career: Process & Expectations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18924].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18924].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - How to Find and Relate to a Career Mentor Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18925].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18925].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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