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Interview Coach: How Can They Help Your Interviewing Skills?

interview coachAre you considering hiring an interview coach? Have you been on multiple interviews and leave feeling defeated and overwhelmed? Or, are you feeling rusty because you haven’t been to an interview for a while?

Relax, an interview coach will help prepare you for a successful job interview.

The prospect of attending a job interview can turn even the most confident person into a quivering wreck! With so much to think about when preparing for an interview, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. The good news is that help is at hand and it comes in the form of an interview coach.

What Does an Interview Coach Do to Help?

An interview coach will guide you through every imaginable aspect of the interview process, from choosing the right clothes to wear for your interview, to coaching you on interview questions. The need for an interview coach is snowballing as the job market continues to get more competitive. Having an interview coach will give you that competitive edge that you’ve been looking for.

What You’ll Be Asked

Probably the biggest source of stress in preparing for an interview surrounds what you may be asked. Your interview coach will have a wealth of experience in developing responses to interview questions and will have a good idea of what’s likely to be asked.

There will always be a certain element of the unknown in an interview; however, your interview coach will help you to prepare strong, confident answers and show you how to present them in the best possible way.

Arguably, one of the most critical aspects of preparing for an interview is participating in a mock interview; this is a bit like a dress rehearsal for the real thing. Your interview coach will walk you through a mock interview, and there are several reasons why this is a crucial preparation strategy.

Why Do a Mock Interview?

One primary reason to do a mock interview is to help you to deal with feelings of nervousness. You may be surprised at just how nervous you become before and during your mock interview. This physical and mental rehearsal is invaluable, going through this process will lessen your anxiety when you’re in the situation for real.

The mock interview will also highlight, both to you and to your interview coach, the areas where you still need to make changes and improvements. It’s much better to make mistakes at this stage, than at your actual interview.

There’s also no getting away from the fact that an interview is a stressful experience; however, very often, the additional moral support of your interview coach can go a long way towards calming your pre-interview nerves. Our interview coaches undertake further training to enable them to teach relaxation techniques to their clients.

Keep Your Nerves Under Control

Keeping your nerves under control cannot be underestimated to have an excellent interview experience. There’s no point in preparing impressive responses if you become so nervous that you can’t get the words out! Learning some simple relaxation techniques that can be practiced both before and during your interview can make a massive difference to your performance.

Does hiring an interview coach to help you land a job offer sound appealing? Reach out to Candace to learn more!

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