Many of us know someone who always seems to do well in interviews without trying particularly hard.
And, when we’re struggling with the process, it is easy to fall back on this belief that success – or failure – in an interview is related to natural, innate abilities rather than preparation. At Dynamic Transitions in NYC, we understand that a variety of factors play a role in determining the outcome of an interview. We can help you learn the interview skills you need to articulately convey your responses to questions as well as to form a genuine connection with the interviewers.
In interview skills coaching sessions, we’ll address a number of common and profession-specific challenges you may face while preparing for, and going through your next interview.
Not only do our career experts teach you how to develop effective responses to frequently asked questions, but we can also help you implement industry-specific content into your interviews and improve your presentation. Building rapport with your interviewer is one of the surest ways to remain a strong candidate, but it can be difficult receiving honest, constructive feedback from friends or family. Meeting with an experienced, neutral professional can help you build your soft (interpersonal) skills and understand how you interact with others in an interview.
We often utilize homework assignments and mock interviews to help you practice and become comfortable with the various interview skills you are developing.
We then review your responses and engagement level and discuss upcoming interviews to determine if there are any additional strategies we need to develop. The proven approaches we use can be applied to a wide variety of interview styles and settings. From panel and stress interviews to phone or Skype, from recruiters to hiring managers, we can help you develop the specific interview skills you need to stay comfortable and confident throughout the process. In addition, you can learn to evaluate the organization for yourself to see if it’s a good fit for you. The interview should be a two-way, dynamic process in which you are evaluating the organization as much as your interviewer is evaluating you. The research you have done, the questions you bring and your engagement in the interview are all indicators of how much you want the position.
In some cases, your interview challenges may be tied to significant social anxiety.
In these situations, we use our clinical skills as psychologists to help you understand and address issues that are impacting your interview skills. We are supportive and compassionate and help you build on your strengths in a safe, supportive environment.
At Dynamic Transitions in New York City, we are licensed counseling psychologists with an educational and professional background in skill building and career coaching. For 15 years, we have helped countless professionals review and improve their interview skills and go on to find greater success. With a little guidance, you can recognize what is holding you back and develop strategies to feel more confident and capable in your interviews.
But you may still have questions about coaching to develop interview skills…