Word for word: Phone interviews are extremely important in today’s job market

Marco Buscaglia, Tribune Content AgencyCareerBuilder Rarely used even a decade ago, the phone job interview is now a critical tool...
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Great book

You are the best, Carole. I got another book, "Boost Your Interview IQ". This is an excellent book - You...
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For those who have purchased a packet from you – how long does it stand for?

I purchased the higher tier some months ago and having issues formulating a question I’m hoping you can help me...
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The Power of Informational Interviewing – People Helping People

The informational interview is a source of power that you can use to your advantage. With preparation, listening, and follow...
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TIPS from The Interview Coach

There may be times when you encounter a “stress interview.” Be ready for anything and everything in this type of...
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VOCABULARY 101 – Interview vocabulary is important

Using the word “pretty” before a word to describe your ability is a NO-NO. It’s like being a “little” pregnant....
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How do I show that I am unique?

A. Preparation – try going through the following steps and see if you are able to discover some things about...
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“How can I make myself stand out when there are so many other candidates looking at the same job?”

A. “focus” – focus on what makes you unique. Let’s assume that you have an outstanding resume and that you...
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Seven Steps Toward Making a Good Impression

www.interviewcoach.com When you get off on the right foot the interview will flow easily. This is one impression you cannot...
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Missing Out on a Great Opportunity

Q. What parts of your body are not used effectively in the job interview? If you said, “Your ears,” you...
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After months of interviewing—-

I just wanted to give you an update on my current job status, as you have helped me get to...
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The words that you use to express yourself send a strong message about who you are and what you know....
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I recently went on an interview and was told I didn’t get the job because I didn’t sell myself enough and all I did was just answer the questions.

 This is a common problem – mainly because we have been taught not to “brag” about ourselves. Giving people information...
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Graduating From College Transition

Guest Post by Pat Morgan Communications Affordable Colleges Online Graduating from college is an exciting time, and most look forward...
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I knew the interview was going well when I noticed that the panelists had relaxed in their chairs and were...
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What they are saying about being coached by The Interview Coach.

“The best piece of advice you gave me for our work together was to be myself for the interview. “These...
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One of the most important factors a candidate can bring to the interview is self-confidence.

When you stand tall and look the interviewer in the eye while you give a firm handshake you will make...
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Sounds like you could use some feedback.

Telephone coaching is recorded and you will receive a link to the recording to hear yourself and how you are...
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“Tell Me About Yourself” – or some form of that question is almost a given.

“How would you describe yourself?” “Tell us about yourself and your background and how it relates to this position?” “Why...
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3 Reasons You Fear Interviewing – 5 Ways To Get Over It

Your heart is beating faster than usual, your hands feel clammy, your mouth is so dry it feels like you...
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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,
I implicitly trust Rod’s coaching/mentoring skills.
What makes him authentic is the fact that he has
tremendous business experience, and draws from
it to coach/mentor his clients. I highly
recommend Rod to anyone who is looking for a


“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.