Through three extensive work sessions we examine your life and work experiences, both good and bad, to get to the core of why you want what you want and why you should get it--the core of Empowered Interview.
FIRST WORK SESSION - YOUR WHY?
In our first work session (typically by phone or Zoom) you will give me information on what you are seeking along with your current resume/cv and some of your history, goals and ambitions. We also discuss your "Why" to begin getting to the core of your story in context of the opportunity you are pursuing. It is an interactive, organic process that provides us with critical information for the rest of our work and helps you begin to focus on your goals in a new way.
In preparation for our second work session with you, we typically do independent research and review your existing resume/cv in context of your goals--revising as needed to make it powerful and targeted to the opportunity you are seeking. You review the revised draft of your resume/cv to continue the process of molding it into a unique and powerful statement of who you are and what added-value you bring to the table.
SECOND WORK SESSION - FILLING YOUR TOOLBOX!
We then have a second work session during which we review specific events over the course of your work and personal life...looking for experiences, challenges, successes and failures...and then examine them in depth to help you recognize what deep learning and insight came as a result. Examined fully and flexibly in the context of the opportunity you are pursuing, you will be able to use these moments to tell a powerful story the interviewer is sure to recall. I call this "filling your toolbox." During this work session we also review your resume/cv together to continue perfecting it to tell your "Story" in terms of the specific opportunity you are pursuing and making sure it is tailored to your audience. At this point you are becoming empowered--seeing successes, failures, strengths and weaknesses in a new, positive light as the learning experiences they were. You will start gaining the freedom and confidence to handle anything your interviewer may throw at you.
THIRD WORK SESSION - PRACTICE INTERVIEW!
In our third work session we go over possible interview scenarios in a video-recorded mock-interview. This gives you the chance to practice using your "tools" to field tough interview questions thoughtfully and meaningfully. Being able to see yourself working through the process is invaluable feedback that builds confidence and blows through barriers. You will receive your own copy of the video so you can continue to process everything learned. Now you can see yourself from the perspective of the interviewer and make critiques from there, giving you a unique advantage over your peers. The result is that "wow" factor when you go in for your interview.
Some Clients want more practice or other services to make sure they give their very best at the interview. For an additional fee, we offer services such as:
1) Further review of your video-recorded interview session to polish the rough patches; address fears and concerns; identify and address non-verbal messaging or habits;
2) Additional video-recorded interview sessions; and
3) Review and preparation of cover letters and answers to online application questions .