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Who are the Career Coaches?

“Carole Martin is an expert 
on the subject of interviewing.”

I have strived to make INTERVIEWING my niche – my area of expertise. 
I am a SME – “a Subject Matter Expert” on the subject of job interviewing.

My background is diverse in that I have worked in a variety of environments ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups, as well as non-profit and academia. I’ve worked in High Tech and Manufacturing, Aerospace and Biotechnology.

As a Human Resources Manager for many years, I interviewed thousands of people and watched them make major mistakes – and lose the job to someone else. Although I wanted to help them, I couldn’t because I was on the other side of the desk. After I received my Master’s degree in Career Counseling, I made a decision to change what I did because I wanted to help people. My work has been extremely rewarding because of the wonderful emails I receive telling me how I made a difference in the life of another person – helping them get the job or career they wanted.

My clients range from attorneys to administrative assistants and everyone else in between: FBI agents, law enforcement, fire, police and other public agencies, public defenders, project managers, public relations professionals, product managers, sales people, accounting and finance people at all levels, high-tech IT experts, teachers, pre-med students and grads, health care professionals, and even beauty queens.

For me, what counts in my work is the caring and connection I make with the people. I really want them to succeed, so I will do whatever it takes to help them; and that includes follow-up email for as long it takes. We practice, we talk strategy and focus, and together we come up with ideas to set them apart from the other candidates.


  • I have 20 plus years of Human Resources/Staffing Experience in numerous industries– biotechnology, software engineering, high tech, publishing, consulting, sales, aerospace, non-profit, and outplacement; Fortune 500’s, as well as start-ups and everything in-between.
  • I have been an Interview Expert and contributing writer for Monster.com for more than 10 years.
  • I am the author of seven books on the subject of interviewing – “Interview Fitness Training,” “Boost Your Interview IQ,” “Boost Your Interview IQ – 2nd edition,” “Perfect Phrases for the Perfect Interview,” “Boost Your Hiring IQ,” “Perfect Phrases for Successful Job Seekers” (co-authored), and “Perfect Phrases for Writing Job Descriptions.” I have sold several thousands of copies of these books worldwide. I have been published on various career news websites and blogs. Some of my books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese and other languages.
  • I have a Master’s degree in Career Counseling from John F. Kennedy University and a Bachelor’s in Communications from San Jose State University.
  • I am certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by The Human Resources Certification Institute.
  • I am a Speaker/Workshop presenter. As an outplacement consultant, I worked several years as a workshop presenter to people who had recently been laid off from their jobs in Silicon Valley. I’ve had numerous speaking engagements at conferences and meetings with a very wide diversity of groups.
  • I have been quoted as an expert in many magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, LA Times, Men’s Health, HR Magazine, Smart Money, Self Magazine, Parents magazine, Employment Management Today, Details, and Employment Review, and I have appeared on CNN and several radio shows.

On a personal note…

I have encountered many of life’s “speed bumps” and lived enough life to know that sometimes you have to work hard just to keep on going. You have to put one foot in front of the other and keep on walking. I know that when you, or perhaps someone close to you, has lost a job, that it is important that you get support from people who care. I care.

My motto is, “Life’s uncertain, eat dessert first.” 
My attitude is, “It’s never too late to make a change.”

What will the Interview Coach do for ME?

As Your Coach, I will give you honest, straightforward feedback and encouragement. I will help you focus and find your ACE – that is the strength that makes you unique. In today’s tight job market it is essential to be able to set yourself apart from the “pack” to beat out the competition.

I will work with you to make sure that you are sending the “right” message about what you have to offer, and teach you how to tell your “stories.” WE will work together on a strategy to show the interviewer that you are the best person for the job and highlight what skills you have to offer.

My coaching services personalized. To make sure that I understand your situation and which program would serve you best, I offer you a free analysis.

My style is straightforward. I AM not going to tell you that you are doing great just to boost your confidence. I will tell you how to improve your presentation to be more CONFIDENT AND BECOME MORE competitive in today’s job market.

Carole Martin 
The Interview Coach

Books Published

What to Say in Every Job Interview 
McGraw-Hill (2013)

Interview Fitness Training  
Latest Edition (2010)
Audio edition (2012)

Boost Your Interview IQ  
2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill (2012)

Boost Your Hiring IQ
McGraw-Hill (2007)

Perfect Phrases for 
the Perfect Interview

McGraw-Hill (2005)

Perfect Phrases for 
Successful Job Seekers

Co-Author – McGraw-Hill (2009)

Perfect Phrases for 
Writing Job Descriptions
McGraw-Hill (2010)