Succeeding in a Behavioral Interview

Past-Behavior-future-behaviorYour resume has made it through the gauntlet of initial selection, then you passed the phone screening, and now you are have to prepare for “The Interview”.  But – it’s not like any old school interview you’ve experienced.  The new technique is called behavioral interviewing, and hiring managers are using in growing numbers.  Developed in the 1970’s, the general idea of a behavioral interview is that the most accurate predictor of future performance is past performance in similar situations.

To succeed with this type of interview you need to know yourself and what talents you are bringing to the table.  In preparation take these tips from our Career Development department, which every World student has access to even after completing their program.

  1. Research is key! To know how your talents add value you have to figure out what they need.  Analyze the job description in-detail, as well the company mission and values.  Here you will find codes and keywords whose meaning hold the way to talk successfully to the hiring manager.
  2. Create Stories. One way you can reveal a depth of self-knowledge is by the stories and general narrative you tell about yourself.  Consider what duties the job has and imagine scenarios with them.  Look over your experiences on your resume and be able to comprehensively discuss any aspect of them.
    This is part of the interview preparation process that can be most difficult, so if your memory is having trouble try to associate with memories of individuals you used to like from work, as well as bring up moments you interacted with your supervisor.  Doing this should help stories should start to come up which you can explore and use to talk confidently about what you’ve done and why that makes you a good hire.
  3. Telling Stories. You need to focus here on what employers want to evaluate:  typically they want to see your thinking process.  So in describing a challenge you faced, try to keep it straightforward, such as:  a clear explanation of the problem, the steps you took to address it, and then the resolution. For the resolution try to think of some measure of success you can sum everything up with, numbers are helpful here (i.e. increased sales by x, etc).

Setting up your interview preparation to follow in this style will help you blow your competition out of the water.  Make sure to rehearse a few times so you know the story well, this will make it easier to think of and use when different questions are sprung upon you.

World Education’s mission is to provide the highest quality education and training to help students achieve career success and professional enrichment. That is why we have our career development center that provides assistance to our students in the job search with resume writing, interviewing preparation, and networking tips. Each of our students are assigned a career coach from Day 1 and will stay with them up to a year after completing the program. To find out more about or career training programs go to or call us at 1-855-201-6910.

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Learning Spanish for the Workplace

Spanish Learning languageCan learning Spanish help boost your career? According to an article from they stated that over 70% of the billboards in the suburbs were in Spanish. It is not just in Texas and California but all over the southeast Spanish workers are finding jobs in the service, manufacturing and agriculture industry along with copy writers to help create ads for this growing population. These open up amazing opportunities for people who can speak and write in Spanish.

With over 37 million Spanish speakers in America there is a large group of people that you need to communicate to in order to perform your job well or help your business grow.  According to Pew Research this trend is not expected to slow as it is culturally important for some Spanish speakers to pass on fluency to their children.

When it comes to getting a leg up to earn more and advance your career, you may not be in the position to wait months or spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars to do so.  Whether you are short on time and/or funds, WE have a solution to help you:  set yourself apart with our $40 Spanish business courses.

This growing demographic provides you with an opportunity set yourself out from your peers by learning Spanish quickly to help you in your daily work. Two of our courses do just that:

Spanish for Health and Safety:  If you are in the healthcare field this is for you. It will rapidly teach the essentials for giving emergency instructions, diagnosing injuries, emergency instructions and giving specific commands for medications.

Spanish for Customer Service:  This is a versatile course designed for managers, supervisors and other customer service associates. Taking this course will let you connect easier with your Spanish-speaking customers, to understand what they need and to handle basic transactions efficiently.

To learn more about our other Spanish course, chat with us online at or call us toll-free at 1-855-201-6910.

The Future of Personal Training

Personal-trainerFor generations now Americans have been striving to get fit, and from diet fads to workout changes one thing has remained constant: the rise of the personal trainer.  Many people don’t realize that personal trainers date back to 776 B.C when ancient Greeks were training for the very first Olympic Games. A lot has changed over the years with health clubs popping up on every corner and TV shows like ‘The Biggest Loser’ creating celebrity personal trainers.  Our fitness and health trend is only growing and that makes the future bright for a career in personal training.

Perhaps the biggest misconception about this field is that you have to work in a large chain gym to be a full time personal trainer.  In fact there are a range of places a certified personal trainer can work to help people live a healthier lifestyle.

  1. Physical therapy office: After surgery, many patients need a long time with their therapist to regain strength and to minimize injury. Many physical therapists are now building small gyms in their office building, or next door. These gyms are ran by certified personal trainers who can help patients get stronger and increase their mobility after major surgeries like hip and knee replacements, heart attack, and strokes. These are typically 9 to 5 jobs with your weekends free.
  2. Online personal trainer: With tools like Skype, social media channels and e-mail personal trainers can take their business virtual! Many personal trainers are able to work from the comfort of their own homes and create an online business that brings in more money than training clients one on one at a gym. This takes some expertise in social media marketing and learning how to create programs that people with follow without you physically being there to push them.
  3. Corporate personal trainers: Many companies are realizing that healthy employees mean happy and more productive employees. Study after study proves companies that help keep their employees fit see a decrease in absenteeism, an increase in productivity, lower turnover, and significantly lower medical costs. This ultimately benefits a company in several ways, from saving money to increasing revenue by having a veteran staff to keep the company profitable. These new thinking companies are building gyms that are connected to their buildings or giving incentives for employees to join and utilize a gym. These gyms have certified personal trainers to help employees with their fitness goals and keep them motivated.
  4. Yoga/Pilates instructors: According to CNN Money this is the number 10 best job in America to have, from the article “100 Best Jobs in America” for 2015. They go on to say their median yearly salary is about $62,400 with a 10 year career growth of 13%. With Pilates and Bikram Yoga studios on every corner, certified instructors balance their time between teaching classes along with planning what goes into each class and getting the word out about the studio. As an instructor, one of your main goals is to bring the physical and spirit together to bring strength and peace to your students.


These are just a few of the careers that a certified personal trainer can have in their lifetime. If you are a college student who is working towards a degree in kinesiology or you are just wanting to change your career to work in the health and fitness industry WE can help!

World partners with accredited colleges and universities and offers 100% online personal training programs to prepare you for this field.  We offer ACE, ACSM and NASM prep courses that help prepare students to take and pass their certification exam.

To find out more go to and look into our healthcare and fitness catalog, you can chat with us online or call us at 1-855-201-6910 to speak with one of our admissions advisers.


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