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You can win the interview, and we're going to teach you how.

With insider tips and insights, you’ll learn interview psychology and exactly what hiring managers are looking for. We’ll show you the best way to prepare, body language techniques to instantly impress, what to say and not to say, and how to answer tricky interview questions and talk about pay.

This course is for:

  • Early- to mid-career professionals looking for new opportunities
  • People making a career change or reentering the workforce
  • Anyone looking to improve their interview skills, with a complete guide in one place 

What you'll get:

  • 100 minutes of video content, broken up into snackable lessons
  • Accompanying workbook to print and review, with personalized exercises
  • Instant access to watch and read at your own pace. Our courses are pre-recorded videos, and you can watch them whenever you want (as many times as you want!) on your own schedule

In this course, you will:

  • Develop self-awareness and confidence 
  • Learn how to craft a winning resume, and what to avoid
  • Understand how to prepare and what to wear
  • Master interview psychology, body language and first impressions
  • Get examples of the best way to answer questions, and what you should ask
  • Discover when and how to talk about pay like a pro
  • Sharpen your skills and etiquette for both virtual and in-person interviews

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What Students Are Saying:

While I have been in mid to senior level leadership for several years, this was a good review for me, especially as an interviewee who will likely be looking for a new role soon. This is a GREAT online course for anyone who has had little experience interviewing, as there is little to no "how to interview" courses in college.
-Rhonda B.

Answered a lot of questions I didn't know how to answer or prepare for. Brought up topics or things I didn't even think about.

Your Instructors:

Dr. Benjamin Granger

Dr. Benjamin Granger is the chief workplace psychologist and head of EX Advisory Services at Qualtrics, where he researches the experiences of employees and job candidates to help make them better and more productive. He holds a Ph.D. in organizational psychology, which is the application of psychological principles and science to the workplace.

Erin McGoff

Erin McGoff is an award-winning career educator, filmmaker and content creator based in New York. She has more than 4 million followers on social media, where she gives career and life advice to help people be more successful. She has worked with clients including Google, National Geographic, Meta, Hilton, Under Armour, and Capital One.

Jermaine L. Murray

Jermaine L. Murray, also known as "The Jobfather," is a career coach and technical recruiter who specializes in helping Black people get jobs in the tech industry. He has helped hundreds of Black professionals and is the founder of Toronto-based consulting firm JupiterHR, which provides interview preparation and career consulting services for clients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Smarter by CNBC Make It a subscription?

Smarter by CNBC Make it is not a subscription. 

This means that you will be charged only once for the course you select, and you will not be charged again on an ongoing basis. 

After your initial purchase, the course will be available to you for as long as you need it, and you will be able to re-take the course as often as you want. 

How many times can I take a Smarter course?

Smarter by CNBC Make It courses are pre-recorded videos, and you can watch them whenever you want (as many times as you want!) on your own schedule. 

Do Smarter courses have subtitles?

All Smarter by CNBC Make It courses have subtitles available. 

You can enable them by clicking on the subtitle icon (first on bottom right corner) on your screen. 

I am enrolled in a Smarter class and having technical issues!

Smarter by CNBC Make It courses are only supported on Chrome and Firefox browsers. If you are experiencing log-in issues with your class, please try signing in here:  

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Can I take Smarter classes on a mobile device?

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Please note: Smarter by CNBC Make It courses are only supported on Chrome and Firefox browsers. 

Can I take Smarter classes outside of the US?

Yes, you should be able to access Smarter courses outside of the U.S., but let us know if you run into any issues. Course lessons apply to people living in the U.S. and outside the U.S. Please note that course materials are in English.

How do I download the workbook for my Smarter course?

Once you are enrolled in the course, you will have the option to download the course workbook as a PDF.

You will find the download button at the bottom of the Workbook lesson. 

Can I purchase a Smarter by CNBC Make It course as a gift?

If you would like to give a Smarter course as a gift, you can select "Send as a gift" at checkout. 

When you check "Send as a gift," you will have the option to type in the recipient name, email, and a gift message. 

Please note that the purchased course will be sent to the recipient immediately upon purchase. 

What is the refund policy for Smarter courses?

All sales for Smarter services are FINAL sale, and no returns, refunds or exchanges will be provided. 

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Have more questions? Reach out to us at [email protected] and we'll help you out.