Career Basics for New Employees


Too many job-seekers enter an employment situation wearing a blindfold. Attorney Johanna Harris has spent her career untying the various legal entanglements that result when employees don’t take the time to read the fine print. In this course you’ll learn the secrets to decode the interview process, offer letters, background investigations and performance evaluations.
1h, 48m
812 Enrolled

If you're in transition and prepared to go from having a job to loving your career, you need to be prepared before you sign on the dotted line. Learn the intricacies of employment from labor lawyer Johanna Harris. Find out the questions employers can and can't ask during interviews and how you should answer them.

You'll also learn how to carefully read an offer letter and the how and why of background investigations. Ever wonder why a company runs a credit check on you, even if you won’t handle money in your new job? Harris answers this question and dozens more of the most common issues that cause frustration for potential employees.

Once you land a position, you want to excel. That's why the course concludes with advice on the mentoring process. Learn the do's and don'ts of mentoring and the secrets of the performance review process.


  • How to handle the risky questions interviewers may ask.
  • Why employers run credit checks prior to hiring someone.
  • What you need to understand during new employee orientation.
  • The do’s and don’ts of the mentoring process.
  • The mechanics of a performance evaluation.

About This Instructor

Harris, Johanna

Johanna Harris

Johanna Harris is a labor lawyer and consultant who specializes in investigating employee wrongdoing. She has been a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor and in-house labor counsel for two multinational corporations. She is currently the CEO of Hire Fire and Retire, LLC.


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84 out of 100
A. Austin
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Career basics

I really like this course I have job interviews coming up and the information really helped me to prepare for those interviews and help me to know what to look for once I am hired. Thank you so much.

O. Stevenson
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E. Ellis
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Case Manager

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D. Handfield
80 out of 100

Very Informative

I enjoyed this course. I received practical information that I can use and provide to new employees. Thank you.

80 out of 100

Very interresting

The process of recrutment is slowly different in France, but the infos are still relevant mainly. I will be very interrrsted to have the classe 6 (Evaluation) more detailed or developped. Ad for not native english speaker, subtittles would be useful. But thank you for this course

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