Are you nervous before interviews? Have you been called to several interviews but didn’t get the job? Has it been a while since your last interview? Are you about to interview for your dream job? What can you do to increase your chances of landing the job after the job interview?
Of course the first stop for most people would be to google around for interview tips but this will only serve to give you a generalized insight on tackling interviews. Chances are, the sites you’ll be browsing through won’t be specific to the position you’ll be interviewing for; leave alone the interview format. They’ll most likely provide you with general tips on punctuality and how to dress but will do little to inspire the right confidence and knowledge on how to tackle specific interview questions and deduce the stumbling blocks behind why you can’t land jobs after interviews.
Interview coaching on the other hand, will do a lot more to tackle your nerve problem and other drawbacks through personalized engagement with a recruitment expert – who will serve to bring his/her proficiency and experience in the boardroom to a mock practical session where you will learn more about what a recruiter wants (and does not want) to hear.
Benjamin Franklin famously opined that, “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Interview coaching gives you the chance to adequately get ready by covering all gaps in your presentation through personalized engagement with someone who has been on the other side of the interview plane.
Benefits of Interview Coaching
- Employer Insight
You may have failed your previous interviews because you did not understand the expectations of hiring managers. Interviews are basically about impressing the recruiters and that becomes a problem when you don’t understand what they want.
Most professional coaches have held fort as HR directors and recruiters. They understand best what goes on in the minds of the individuals on the other side of the table and will therefore coach you in the right direction.
- Personalized Expert Feedback
As aforementioned, scurrying online for interview tips for just an hour could have you feeling like an expert on interviews but that confidence could be misplaced. This is because unlike interview coaching, Google doesn’t give you personalized feedback.
Interview coaching involves working one on one with an expert. The professional coach will conduct mock interviews where they'll evaluate your performance and offer guidance in direct response to your own words, actions, and behaviors. You'll identify habits and weaknesses that are specific to you and work together with your coach to correct them, ensuring that no individual quirks are holding you back.
- Practical Interview experience beforehand
This will do a great deal to calm your nerves since you’ll be attending the actual interview like it’s your ninety-ninth all thanks to mock interviews. These faux sessions are perfect conduits for rehearsal and preparation. Your professional coach will play out the scene as it occurs in the boardroom with all possible plot twists, just to get you familiarized with the happenings within an interview session. This will consequently get you prepared and build your confidence.
- In-depth Career Advisory
This is but one of the perks that comes with interview coaching. No one understands career options and advancement options better than your coach. S/he will take the time with you to assess your interests and present options that you can explore. S/he will also offer insight into the options you present and guide you in pursuing a suitable path. Your coach also provides you with advice appropriate for the stage you are at. His/her professional perspective gives you the confidence to explore various options and settle for a choice that suits you best.
Your coach will also help you create a brand that employers and other professionals appreciate and respect. He will take advantage of your strengths and use them to strengthen your brand
- Builds your confidence
Another great perk that comes with a professional coach and learning more about the interview process and how to navigate it is the confidence boost. You'll have more transparency on what to expect, a stronger understanding of how to effectively present yourself, and the assurance that you're giving the right impression. You'll walk into the interview boldly because you undoubtedly know what you're doing.
Probably just to close off . . .
American author Zig Zigler put it best when he said, “Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.”
So kindly allow me ask again: are you nervous before interviews? Have you been called to several interviews but didn’t get the job? Has it been a while since your last interview? Are you about to interview for your dream job? What can you do to increase your chances of landing the job after the job interview?
Well for starters, you can begin by requesting for interview coaching at Emploi. Our interview coaches are always available and have what it takes to help you ace that interview having been on the other side of the interview plane. Don’t let your next opportunity find you unprepared.
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