Online courses to improve communication skills, succeed in job interviews and obtain international certification

Communication skills may not come easily to everyone, but if mastered, they can take you places, both personally and professionally. After the covid-19 pandemic, many people are looking for a job or a career change. However, many fear job interviews, which can sometimes be daunting for many. Here are courses that can better prepare you for these interviews, having productive communication with your colleagues when the offices reopen.

Improve your English communication skills

This online course is available for free, in which a candidate can take online courses as per their schedule. The recommended course pace is three hours per week to complete the course in almost five months. This specialization will help you improve your professional communication in English for successful business interactions.

Each course focuses on a particular area of ​​English communication: writing emails, speaking in meetings and interviews, presentations, and online networking. Whether you want to communicate with potential employers, employees, partners or customers, better communication in English can help you achieve your language and professional goals, as the course claims. Those interested can register for the course from April 18 via Coursera.

Improve your English communication skills

This course is created by the University of Pennsylvania and funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Bureau of English Language Programs.

This is a 40 hour course, designed for non-native English speakers who wish to advance their career in the global marketplace. In this course, you will learn about the job search, application, and interview process in the United States, while comparing and contrasting the same process in your home country. This is a completely free online course. Applicants can apply through Coursera for the course. The course can be registered before April 18.

This online English grammar launch is an intermediate English grammar course taught by a native British English speaker, Anthony Kelleher. As part of the course, you will learn the target grammatical structures at an in-depth level. Candidates can take this course if they want to master English grammar and take their English to the next level, the course claims. The course can be taken through Udemy for £15.99. This course will help candidates improve their English grammar and pronunciation.

This online course is available for free, in which a candidate can take online courses as per their schedule. The recommended course pace is four hours per week to complete the course in almost seven months. This course is particularly aimed at improving candidates’ interviewing skills.

“Core courses cover preparation for a successful job search, including self-research and researching the labor market and industries of interest; strengthen your interview skills by recognizing what hiring managers are looking for and taking steps to prepare for the types of tough questions that today’s big companies use; and prepare a resume, cover letter, and supporting business documents,” the course provider claims. Those interested can register for the course from April 18 via Coursera.

This course is created by the University of Pennsylvania and funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Bureau of English Language Programs. This course is designed for non-native English speakers who wish to advance their career in the global market. “In this course, you’ll learn about the job search, application, and interview process in the United States, while comparing and contrasting the same process in your home country,” the course provider claims. The course will teach the steps necessary for candidates to produce a professional looking CV. It will also emphasize networking and interview techniques.

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Karen O. Fielding