Preparing for an internal interview requires a unique strategy to leverage one thing you have over external candidates: an internal understanding of how your organization operates. Making the most of this knowledge can be a major asset to you. Whether it's being able to participate in conversations about your company and industry or demonstrating that you understand the organizational culture, being on the inside means you have a great advantage, which you don't want to waste. Climbing the organizational ladder takes more than a view from the inside, though. You also need to prove you're ready for the next step in your career. You must be able to create the right impression to show you're competent and ready to perform to the challenges that will come with your new role. This course explores three essential steps in preparing for an internal interview: improving your inside knowledge; assessing your skills, accomplishments, and values; and preparing strong answers to the questions you'll face in the interview.
- recognize types and sources of information that will be useful to you in preparing for an internal interview
- describe how to assess your personal assets in preparation for an internal interview
- prepare effective responses to anticipated interview questions
Campus life is now behind you, and you are taking the first steps along your career path. The better you can adjust to the new expectations, the smoother and easier these steps will be. This course gives you an understanding of corporate culture so you'll have a better grasp of the new expectations. It also outlines how to manage your time and responsibilities in this new environment and how to demonstrate initiative. Finally, it explains the importance of building good professional relationships with your colleagues and shows you what you can do to foster these relationships.
- match elements of corporate culture with examples
- recognize examples of appropriate actions you can take to manage your time
- recognize how to clarify your role and be a team player
- recognize examples of showing initiative appropriately
- build a professional relationship with a coworker in a scenario
Projecting a professional image is vital to career success. Knowing how to dress is part of it, but there's much more. It's about demonstrating your best qualities through the attitude you bring to your work. And it's about respecting yourself, your job, your organization, and your coworkers. This course explains how you can show professionalism by your appearance and by following rules of conduct – for example, rules about using cell phones at work or about what you publish on social networking sites, even on your own time. It also offers guidance on the basics of how to communicate in a professional manner. Finally, it helps you recognize and avoid e-mail blunders that could diminish your professional image.
- recognize how to project a professional image
- recognize examples of dress choices that detract from professional appearance
- identify generally accepted guidelines around cell phone use in the workplace
- recognize examples of following guidelines for using social media
- communicate in a professional manner
- recognize examples of common e-mail blunders in a scenario
Interviewing for a new job can be stressful. You can easily get caught up in the anxiety of wondering what the interview questions will be, what answers you should give, and how to leave a positive impression. This can get even worse when the interview is for an opportunity in your current organization, as you try to answers questions about your work from those who know your work well.
You can relax though. Throughout this course you'll be shown how you can leverage your experience and internal knowledge to make a positive impression during your interview. Through techniques for meeting expectations and displaying your competence, you'll learn how to make a positive impression and connect with the interviewers' perspective. It's important to show them you're the right person for the challenges and responsibilities of the role, and it all starts with making a positive impression during your interview.
- identify what personal attributes are revealed in a given statement
- recognize examples of effective questions to ask in an interview
- assess an interviewee's response for evidence of focus and interpersonal skills
- present yourself in the best possible light during an interview