JOB INTERVIEW COACHING ► TRANSFORM FEAR INTO CONFIDENCE AND WIN
You have now marketed yourself on paper with a well-developed resume, cover letter, and/or selection criteria, now back up your ‘paper-bound’ confidence and transfer it over in person to the job interview! One-on-one job interview coaching sessions will provide you with the necessary verbal and non-verbal communication techniques to effectively answer challenging job interview questions, and with the skills and confidence to approach the job interview process with a winning attitude.
When a job interview coaching session has been completed, you will be provided with a specifically prepared list of job interview questions to take with you to further assist you in your preparation for the interview. The compilation of job interview questions is specific to the job in which you have applied and gained an interview. Basic/easy job interview questions are out; questions are compiled specifically to stretch your brain and make you think outside of the box. Overall, interview coaching sessions are a robust preparation tool that will provide you with the added confidence in answering even the most challenging job interview questions with self-assurance and poise.
Prior to proceeding with a formal job interview coaching session, an informal session is conducted via phone at NO COST. This is an opportunity to discuss your concerns and fears, and the type of job interview questions that you struggle in answering; essentially, it is an opportunity to collaborate and decide on whether to take the next step (by way of a more formal interview coaching session) is needed. This will be entirely your choice as to whether you decide to take the next step – absolutely no obligation to proceed!
INTERVIEW COACHING TIPS ► RESEARCH-PROVEN TIPS THAT WORK
Apply the following three important rules:
- The ‘50/50’ rule: Listen for 50% of the time and talk for the rest. Research has shown that applicants who apply this rule have been the most successful in getting to the next stage of the job interview process or being offered the position.
- The ‘two-minute’ rule: Talk for only two minutes at any one time. Research has shown that applicants who talk for extended periods lose credibility. When answering job interview questions, you do not have to provide a two-minute response; a question can be answered well in 30 seconds.
- The ‘now-focused’ rule: Stay in the present; do not think about the future or past. It is easy to be thinking about what might happen – the ‘what if’ thoughts that enter your mind that has not happened. Interrupting your negative thought patterns is one of the most powerful secrets used by highly successful people. Staying in the ‘now’ during the job interview will help your mindset stay positive.