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HRMT202 - Interviewing Fundamentals

Course Details

Course Code: HRMT202 Course ID: 2922 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

In today's workforce, being qualified is not enough. Most applicants are qualified, but they may not be the right fit for the culture. Interviewing has become a crucial process in organizations, and the outcome can determine the next path for many people. Therefore, it is important to spend time preparing for the actual interview meeting. This course will provide a comprehensive study on skill sets that interviewees should display to be the chosen candidate. Topics include communication and interpersonal skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, time and project management techniques, and managing change with a positive attitude and self-confidence. Emphasis will be placed on clear concise written and spoken communication regarding business correspondence and oral presentations.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Define and compare the major interviewing models, theories, concepts and terms.
2. Analyze and evaluate interview scenarios and examples through the perspectives of course topics, communication interactions, models, theories, concepts and terms.
3. Evaluate the role of human relations communications in the interview process.
4. Compare and discuss the types and uses of questions pertinent to the interview process.
5. Compare and contrast the common pitfalls in the interview process.
6. Categorize a variety of managerial and personnel-related skills requiring knowledge of human resource management.
7. Differentiate between and explain verbal and nonverbal communication within the interview context.

NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 Forum 5.00 %
Week 2 Forum 5.00 %
Week 3 Forum 5.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum 5.00 %
Week 6 Forum 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8 Forum 5.00 %
Outline for Research Paper 10.00 %
Week 6 - Outline for week Final Research Paper 10.00 %
Research Paper 20.00 %
Week 7 - Research Paper 20.00 %
Quizzes 30.00 %
Quiz Week 1 5.00 %
Quiz Week 8 5.00 %
Quiz Week 2 5.00 %
Quiz Week 3 5.00 %
Quiz Week 4 5.00 %
Quiz Week 5 5.00 %

Refer to the readings in the Lessons. The book is listed in the Lessons link, but it is not required that you read it in its entirity.

Suggested Readings:

Blitzer, R. (2006). Hire me inc. interviews. Newburgh, NY: Entrepreneur Press.

Fear, R., & Chiron, R. (2002). Evaluation interview. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Hoevemeyer, V. (2005). High- impact interview questions: 701 interview questions to find the right person for every job. New York, NY: AMACOM.

Book Title:Recruiting, Interviewing, Selecting & Orienting New Employees, 5th ed. - eBook provided through the APUS Online Library. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Publication Info:AMACOM
Author:Arthur, Diane
Unit Cost:$30.00
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.