Free Online Course to Prepare for a Job Interview 

This summer the Hong Kong Polytechnic University is offering free online course to prepare for a job interview. This 4-week course is aimed at both native and non-native speakers of English that helps them succeed in job interviews and outshine their competitors.

In this free online course applicants will learn how to successfully interview for and secure a new job in Asia. This is a self-paced course.

Course At A Glance

Length: 4 weeks
Effort:  2-4 hours/week
Subject: Humanities
Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and edX
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes.  Add a Verified Certificate for $50
Session: Self-Paced

Providers’ Details

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is offering the course via renowned online platform edX. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is committed to education and preparing students to becoming global citizens through quality learning and teaching.  It is internationally known for our excellence in professional education and innovative research.

This online platform edX provides online courses from the world’s best universities.  EdX courses are open to everyone. All you need is access to a computer with a current browser, an Internet connection, and, of course, a desire to learn.

About This Course

Looking for a job in Asia? Then this course is for you! Based on interviews from industry professionals and seasoned recruiters, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and edX have created a course that helps you succeed in job interviews and outshine your competitors. The top performing students in this MOOC will be given the chance of gaining employment at a leading Asian company. Potential opportunities for top students: Get feedback on your CV, Get interviewed, Get internships, Get hired.

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

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. The course instructors have had a 100% success rate in getting interviews and landing a job in Asia and the university hopes 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. If you are unable to access Youtube, the trailer video is available via vimeo.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you’ll have learned how to:

  • Anticipate questions and prepare for job interviews
  • Answer challenging interview questions
  • Behave and dress appropriately during interviews
  • Perform impressively during online interviews

Course Format

Week 1: Preparing for the Job Interview
Week 2: Answering Interview Questions
Week 3: Responding to Challenging Interview Questions
Week 4: Closing the Job Interview Effectively, Post Interview and Online Interviews


Jessica Xia
English Language Instructor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Bee Dy
English Language Instructor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


  • This course is for both native and non-native speakers of English.
  • Prerequisites are None

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
  • EdX offers honor code certificates of achievement, verified certificates of achievement, and XSeries certificates of achievement. Currently, verified certificates are only available in some courses.
  • Once applicant sign up for a course and activate their account, click on the Log In button on the homepage and type in their email address and edX password. This will take them to the dashboard, with access to each of their active courses. (Before a course begins, it will be listed on their dashboard but will not yet have a “view course” option.)

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