Interviewing for a new job can be stressful, but YES can help you reduce your stress and even enjoy interviewing for a change. If you’re like many job candidates, especially those who’ve been employed for a while, you don’t have a lot of experience interviewing for jobs, and you don’t enjoy selling yourself.
And interviewing for a job isn’t a skillset taught in most schools. That’s where professional interview coaching can help.
An interview coach can help you understand what to expect during your next job interview. She can also teach you the best and most appropriate ways to handle the hard questions.
Most importantly, a good professional interview coach can …
- teach you how to explain what you’ve accomplished in your career that will make you irresistible to hiring managers
- show you how to get out of your head and into a professional relationship with the humans interviewing you
- guide you on how to ask questions that will get you out of the hot seat and into a seat on the team
Companies and managers want to hire people who can solve their problems right away.
During interview coaching, you’ll learn how to present your skills and experience in such a way that the interviewer will see you as being able to solve the department’s problems.
You’ll also get to practice the new skills you’re learning in a low-stakes environment by practicing and role playing with your coach.
Everyone performs better when they’re relaxed and comfortable. The best way to become relaxed and comfortable during job interviews is to practice with an interview coach beforehand.
At YES, we use a proprietary interview methodology we developed called Interview Aikido™. In the world of martial arts, aikido is a practice designed to help you use your aggressor’s momentum against him.
In the world of job interviews, Interview Aikido™ is a methodology where you flip the script and interview your interviewers while they’re interviewing you. The best approach to getting the job, the salary, and the relationship with your prospective boss that you want is to approach the interview as an equal partner with the interviewer.
Interview Aikido™ helps you do exactly that.
You might feel like you’re so good at your work that you don’t need coaching or help of any kind. In the 21st century, this attitude could backfire. You might be one of the top performers in your field, but your experiences at work might not equate to skill at handling interviewers’ worries during job interviews.
Here’s what our professional interview coaching can provide you with the ability to do:
Quickly develop rapport with your interviewers
Make yourself and the interviewers more relaxed
Gather specific information about what your interviewer is looking for in a potential hire
Get them to solve any concerns they have about you
And ultimately, get one or more job offers
In other words, our goal is to enable and empower you to ace your next job interviews.
That will result in options, offers, and increased pay.
Katherine Akbar is our interview coaching guru. Her extensive experience in interview coaching and knowledge of psychology can help you nail your next offer.
And Interview AikidoTM can also be used to build a network of advocates who can hire or refer you.
You can email us here and then schedule yourself for a free, 30-minute Career Success Consultation—or contact us by phone between 8 and 6:30 to set it up.
Go to Resume and Job Services to review all packages that include interview coaching.
If you are uncertain of which package is the best fit for your goal: