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University Of Sheffield Online Course On Interviews

The University Of Sheffield is offering this open online course, ‘How to Succeed at: Interviews’ to showcase just a small fraction of the great offerings at the University. This beginner’s course is aimed to anyone applying for jobs or planning for study.

The overall objective of this course is to provide the tools applicant need to succeed at interviews. The course will start from July 4, 2016.

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Course At A Glance

Length: 3 weeks
Effort:  3 hours/week
Subject: How to Succeed at: Interviews
Institution: The University Of Sheffield and FutureLearn
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on July 4, 2016

Providers’ Details

The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities with a reputation for teaching and research excellence. Experts teach on the University’s courses and its students rated their learning experience as the best in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Awards, 2014-15.

FutureLearn offers diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so applicant can fit learning around their life.

About This Course

This course will help applicant to succeed at interviews, whether they are applying for jobs or planning to study. Because being offered an interview can be quite daunting, we’ve put together a set of materials to help them prepare and be successful on the day.

It will help them to research the organization so they can answer that frequently asked question ‘why do they want to work for us?’ with style. The course will provide advice on what to wear (and what not to wear) and go through some common interview questions. This MOOC will have tips from employers and admissions tutors on what they look for in candidates and cover the types of questions they should be asking them. This course is open to anyone and is part of FutureLearn Choices – a collection of courses to bridge the gap between school and higher education, and help young adults choose the right degree or career.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. Applicants can buy a Statement of Participation for this course — a personalized certificate in both digital and printed formats — to show that applicant have taken part.

The course is highly participative and includes articles fir applicants to read, videos to watch and interactive material with tips to help them better understand how to prepare for their interview. There will also be discussions where you can learn from and support each other, self-reflective exercises and quizzes. Throughout the course you’ll be encouraged to collect a portfolio of your work which will help you with future interviews.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course applicants will have the confidence to perform at their very best at interview. Applicants will have tips from employers and admissions tutors on what they look for in candidates and have idea of what types of questions they should be asked.


-Pamela Hafekost and Hilary Jones
Pamela Hafekost is the Information Systems Manager and Hilary Jones is the PGT / PGR Placements Officer at the Careers Service
University of Sheffield

-Alison Clay
Careers Adviser
University of Sheffield

-Marcus Zientek
Careers Adviser
University of Sheffield

-Steve McCarthy
Media Information Officer
University of Sheffield Careers Service


This course is designed for anyone applying for jobs or courses.  It will be of particular interest to those in the early stages of their career, or those who are out of practice and need to update their skills. No prior knowledge or expertise is needed.

How To Join This Course

-Go to the course website link.
-Sign Up At FutureLearn
-Select a course and Join
-Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
-After the start date, they will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on their My Courses page.
-Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
-On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)). 

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