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Interviewing and Business Etiquette

Taking you beyond "wear deodorant."

Everybody wants to give a killer interview, one that changes them from "candidate #26" to "oh yeah, that guy." That guy is just cooler. He has nice clothes, a firm handshake, and gosh darn it, people like him. Plus, he gets the job.

This course teaches you how to be that guy (or gal)—the one who gives a flawless, polished interview in totally appropriate attire without even once getting your interviewer's name wrong.

It also teaches you what to do after that interview lands you the job by teaching you:

  • how to use email and text messaging without being annoying.
  • how to behave in an office so you'll always get invited to the after-work hang-outs (again, it has to do with not being annoying).
  • how to communicate with people who think a text message is something only English PhD's care about (hint: it starts with ph- and rhymes with "hone").

Acing the interview is only the first hurdle. This course takes you over it, and all the ones that come afterward.

Course Breakdown

Unit 1. Interviewing and Business Etiquette

In a nutshell, this course covers everything you need to know to crush that interview and not annoy people once you've signed your W-4.

Sample Lesson - Introduction

Lesson 1: Ace the Interview

So, you've got a job interview coming up, huh?

You must really be looking forward to that. In fact, you're probably counting down the days in gleeful anticipation of the moment when you walk through the doors of your future workplace prepared to pwn your interview left and right.

Unfortunately, most interviews do not take place in bucolic, park-like settings. Well, unless you're a professional golfer.


If those lines actually describe you, you are a rare person indeed—like, unicorn rare. Most people would far rather stab their eyes out with a sharp pointy object than endure the painful experience of cowering under the glare of fluorescent lights in an uncomfortable suit as some mid-level manager judges them. Repeatedly.

But it doesn't have to be quite so painful. Okay, no, a job interview is never going to top your list of "life experiences to treasure." But there are things you do to make a job interview at least a little less nerve-wracking.

For example, how about preparing for your interview in advance by finding out more about the company, its culture, the job you're interviewing for, and maybe even the person who's interviewing you? With that information in your back pocket, you'll be able to plan a coordinated attack. You may even be able to figure out what questions your interviewer is likely to ask you. It's like getting all the test questions a week in advance. Suh-weet!

Sound good? Then read on.

  • Course Length: 1 week
  • Grade Levels: 11, 12, College
  • Course Type: Short Course
  • Category:
    • Business and Career Preparation
    • High School

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