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Networking, Elevator Pitches and Interviews

Explore key networking skills, how to create an elevator pitch, and interview preparation.

  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Discover how to connect with the right people and prepare for interviews

This course begins with a focus on the significance of relationship-building and networking through LinkedIn. You’ll have the chance to explore how LinkedIn could be used effectively to seek jobs and keep connected with prospective international employers.

You’ll also have the opportunity to explore how to create an elevator pitch and to understand its significance in the dynamic business environment. We’ll also cover types of interviews, common interview questions and techniques, and the crucial steps that go into good interview preparation.

What topics will you cover?

  • Networking and LinkedIn
  • The elevator pitch
  • Interviews
  • Different types of interview questions
  • The importance of preparation
  • Motivations for company/role
  • Psychometric tests

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain the importance of networking with an aim to widen job opportunities and assess various options LinkedIn provides for effective networking
  • Explore the elevator pitch, understanding the purpose and impact of making a pitch
  • Explore types of interviews and various techniques to prepare for interviews

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone wanting to improve their employability skills for pursuing an international career.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Mahda is a lecturer in business strategy at Coventry University’s School of Strategy and Leadership. Mahda's research interests are BDA capability, digital transformation and organizational capability

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
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