I talked with Mike about his online experience and the coaching performed by Rod.
He started stating that the session was very helpful and the ensuing two interviews he had after the session were definitely improve.
He handled the situation better – knowing what to say and how to say it.
I pressed him to let me know what was the difference between a phone interview and the online experience.
Here are the pros and cons.
He believed that this was 95% as good an experience (that he considered to be the best way to have a mock interview) face-to-face. The Online coaching experience was as close to the “real thing” as you can get.
Focusing on making eye contact.
The advantage was having a face-to-face mock interview without traveling.
Being in the comfort of his home-office made him more comfortable.
He said it wasn’t a fun experience to see himself – but very helpful “to see how I looked through someone else’s eyes.”
He thought Rod’s tips for setting up the scene were good – background and back-lighting.
He said overall a very good investment!