English at Work in Asia: Job Interviews

Learn how to successfully ace your job interviews to get promotions and secure a new job.

Course Description

This two-part job search course guides you on the path to career success. Based on interviews from industry professionals and seasoned recruiters, we have created a course that helps you succeed in job interviews and outshine your competitors. This course is for both native and non-native speakers of English. Native speakers will benefit from hearing from industry professionals and recruiters and how to prepare and perform more effectively in a job interview, while non-native speakers will also benefit from the language input that is provided in each week of the course. Taken together with Part 1, English at Work in Asia: Job Applications, CVs and Cover Letters, Part 2 of this course will help you clinch that job! Once you have your professional knowledge and gained your experience, how you persuade others to believe that ... Read More »

This two-part job search course guides you on the path to career success. Based on interviews from industry professionals and seasoned recruiters, we have created a course that helps you succeed in job interviews and outshine your competitors.

This course is for both native and non-native speakers of English. Native speakers will benefit from hearing from industry professionals and recruiters and how to prepare and perform more effectively in a job interview, while non-native speakers will also benefit from the language input that is provided in each week of the course.

Taken together with Part 1, English at Work in Asia: Job Applications, CVs and Cover Letters, Part 2 of this course will help you clinch that job!

Once you have your professional knowledge and gained your experience, how you persuade others to believe that you are as good as you say you are is the challenge. Our instructors have had a 100% success rate in getting interviews and landing a job in Asia and we hope to share that experience with you. The course materials are designed based on our expertise as well as advice from accomplished professionals in the business, HR and academic field. Taking this course will bring you closer to getting that job.

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Course Outcomes:
  • Learn how to prepare for challenging interview questions
  • Learn how to plan impressive answers
  • Learn how to perform professionally online
About Instructor:

Jessica Xia - English Language Instructor

Jessica Xia is an English Language Instructor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In her years in tertiary education, she has designed and taught Creative Writing, Academic English and Business Communication courses, integrating technology into an ELT curriculum. Aside from teaching, she has designed online independent learning workshops and self-assessment materials. Her professional interests include outcome-based teaching and learning approaches, psycholinguistics and catering for individual differences in second language learning.


Bee Dy - English Language Instructor

Bee Dy is an English Language Instructor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She teaches workplace communication, persuasive communication and other ELT courses. Prior to becoming an instructor, she had over seven years of experience across various business fields ranging from real estate management to finance and franchise business development in her hometown of San Francisco, California. Her current teaching and learning interests include e-learning and peer assessment methodologies.


Course Outline

  • How you should prepare for a job interview
  • Find out about companies
  • Overcome nerves
  • Decide which clothes to wear
  • Vocabulary to discuss your hard and soft skills
  • Answering questions using the STAR technique
  • Avoiding mistakes during the interview
  • Tips to help you answer questions effectively and confidently
  • Understanding the importance of non-verbal communication during interviews
  • The importance of intonation
  • Answering those challenging interview questions
  • Being able to stand out during interviews
  • Providing diplomatic answers to questions you would prefer had not been asked and giving yourself time to come up with an answer
  • Stressing key words in your replies
  • Considering the questions that you, the interviewee should ask, or not ask
  • Deciding what you should do, or not do at the end of the interview, and after the interview
  • Discovering how online interviews are similar to and different from face to face interviews

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