Interview Training

What Strategies to you use to deal with conflict?

Question: I consider myself a fair job hunter.  But during an interview the other day the question was "what strategies...
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Technical/Computer Interview Questions to Ask

Question: In a Technical/Computer interview, what are the best questions to ask? I know salary and benefits are taboo. Answer:...
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Q&A for The Interview Coach How To Get Better Interview Skills

Question: I am currently in a GS4 position and will obtain GS5 in January. I have interviewed for several positions...
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Interview Training

Why Has It Taken You So Long To Find a Job?

It’s difficult to believe that employers are still asking this type of question. Don’t they read the newspapers or listen...
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Top 8 Word Mistakes Made in Job Interviews

1. Using informal language Too much familiarity can hurt your chances by making you look unprofessional. It is important to...
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Five rules to encourage Optimism and to discourage Negativity Don’t Bring Your Baggage Into The Job Interview

The truth is that you may have very good reason to have baggage regarding the interview. You may feel frustrated...
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Interview Training

There’s More Than One-way To “Sell Yourself” In A Job Interview

There is a "hard sell" approach - the hard-core sales person - and there is a "consultant" approach - letting...
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Question: How do you stay current and informed about industry trends and technology?” Possible answers - which one do you...
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Interview Training

NO TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE JOB INTERVIEW? A Three-Day Countdown to Interview Success

You didn’t see it coming – at least not this fast. The call came in last night and you have...
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How to Answer “Bad” Interview Questions With “Good” Answers

If you’ve prepared for the interview you more than likely spent all of your time preparing to answer “positive questions”...
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Interview Answers from The Interview Coach, Carole Martin

Q. In 2010, after getting laid off, I made the decision to put my career on hold so that I...
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Interview Training

Job Interviewing – We Are What We Say

Your vocabulary and the use of appropriate words say more about you than the message you are trying communicate. The...
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Job Search

So You Muffed a Good Opportunity in Your Job Interview?

10 Interview Bloopers and How to Correct Them Carole Martin, The Interview Coach I’m sure you’ve sat through movie...
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Tongue-tied at the Job Interview? Eight Essential Job Interview Tips

You are not alone if you find yourself caught off guard and tongue-tied when asked those difficult interview questions. Most...
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The Skype Job Interview Experience

The Camcorder/Skype job interview was bound to happen – and it’s been happening faster and faster as the world becomes...
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Unemployment Statistics – are they real?

The statistics seem to move around very fast – some are good – some are not good – most are...
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Job Search

Have you been fired and don’t know how to talk about it in the job interview?

1. Script Your Thoughts. Whether you were fired under unfair circumstances or for something you did that you regret, write...
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Tip-5:Returning to the workforce after an extended absence.

Tip#5. Send a follow up letter (or email) after the interview to remind the interviewer what you would bring to...
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Tip-4: Returning to the workforce after an extended absence.

Tip #4. Focus on your strengths - the skills that you have used in the past. Think of five skills...
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Tip-3: Returning to the workforce after an extended absence.

Tip #3. Do some research, using the internet to discover what is required in the type of position you are...
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Rod is one of one of the best
professional coaches we have in
the business today. Rod’s
commitment levels are rare, and
commendable – he gives it his
all! Rod brings in a very clear framework, and
creates metrics for success. As an HR leader,
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“I bought your Instant Interview
Coach package a few days ago.
I went for a very formal
government job
and was able
to considerably improve my
interview performance by focusing on my
friendliness (I think I usually come across as
pretty officious in an interview due to being
anxious) and my ability to enthusiastically lead
a team to outstanding outcomes (I usually try to
prove I can do a hundred things which ends up
like a shopping list).”

I was a lot less stressed than usual and had
the five fingers full of things I wanted to add and
I had a question for them that led to them giving
me a lot of info and us having a laugh together
(always a good sign!).”

– B. Jackson


Dear Carole,

Thank you so much for being
such an extraordinary “early
morning” interviewing skills
coach. Your skill in providing
insight into my communication style was spot-on.
Today during my interview, I was relaxed and the
interview that was for 1 hour went to 1.5 hours
and the interviewer closed for a second interview.
The time flew and the interview was more
conversational. Furthermore and most
importantly, I was well prepared and everything
aspect I prepared for with you was used during
the interview.

Some other good news…yesterday, was really
fabulous as I also received notice of two
additional terrific positions and they both were
referrals from people who worked with me in the
past. Any leads were sparse for a year. But, now
everything seems to be full speed ahead for a
finding a career position that matches with
my values.

You get my five finger vote for Virtual Coach
of the year.


Carole, thank you again for your
assistance and help the past
few weeks, especially given the
short-turn around from the time
I was notified when my
interview was scheduled. I will most definitely be
recommending you and passing your name on to
a few of my friends who want to pursue this kind
of work.