Overall, I feel like this class had a lot of great and applicable concepts. It is always great to learn more which we can apply to the real world and outside of the classroom.
One of the most important thing that I have learned was during week 8 when the lecture talked about job interviews. Interviews are intimidating and especially for a young graduate like myself. I have had few jobs throughout my life but they were either at the university or with my dad’s company, therefore I feel like I have never got the real sense of an interview for a position in the business world. I also believe that the more you practice and the more you are prepared for interview (or really anything) the more confident you are and even if it is intimidating, it can take a lot of the stress away because it is just a muscle memory.
There are different styles of interviews, such as one-on-one, panel interview, serial interview etc. There are also different mediums that the company can use which can be through video conferences, in person and others.
Lastly we have learned about structured and unstructured interviews.This was particularly important because no matter of which side of the interview you are on (interviewer/interviewee) it is important to know and they can tell you a lot about the company’s culture as well. We learned about the eight key limitations for the unstructured interviews and what are the advantages and disadvantages are. We also learned about the advantages of structured interviews such better predictive validity, better legally defensible and picking up on things that tests can not.
I hope that in the future I will be able to use all of these information for my advantage and do better in interview process.