Interview Preparation: What Does the Coaching Process Entail?
Have you considered being coached to improve your performance during an interview and wondered what it entailed? As a successful coach of 100’s of educators over the last seven years, let me give you an overview of my approach which includes: (1) a preliminary review of your resume and cover letter; (2) a brief complimentary telephone in-take conversation; (3) several (between one and four) one-on-one, face-to-face, one-hour coaching sessions. The following is a summary of what takes place during each step of the process:
Preliminary Review of Your Resume—evaluate the resume using the following criteria:
- Less Is More—Is the resume to the point?
- Cite accomplishments; Not Job Description
- Lead with Your Strengths –catch attention of reviewer
- Does the timeline make sense?
- Keep format simple and logical
- Emphasize accomplishments that match the scope of the job
- Omit activities that are not relevant to the position
In-Take Conversation—the following questions will be answered:
- What position(s) are you seeking?
- How long have you been applying for jobs? How many jobs have you applied for?
- How many first-round interviews have you had? Second-round? Beyond second-round?
- What do you think the problem is in not moving on in the process?
- Provide information regarding fee; arrange time and place of first session; clarify issues stemming from the resume review; and answer additional questions.
- Review and edit resume and cover letter; how to prepare for an
- interview; and begin analyzing and crafting response to “Tell Us About Yourself”
- Finalize and practice response to “Tell Us About Yourself”; strategize answers to 5 to 10 of the most frequently asked questions.
- Strategize answers to 5 to 10 of the most frequently asked questions.
- Learn “how to close the deal” strategies and tactics.