A career coach can be many things to many different people, but the best part is having someone who can help you solve new problems in your career, job search, or any other topic. It’s important to have someone in your corner who can help you succeed. Even if your resume excited the company and they called you for an interview, how do you make sure that your interview will go just as well? You can try a simple mock interview.
Second Set of Ears
Everyone needs a second set of ears when it comes to interviews. Many people may not want to admit it, but even though you can search for answers to these questions, some of the advice out there may not be as great or even could be contradictory. Think about it this way: if you are deep within a job search and no one is calling you for a follow-up interview, something is very wrong.
Even if you do make it past the first interview in most cases, what about the second or third one? Do you have some interview flaws that only an HR professional/recruiter would know? Let them help you figure out how to develop your interview skills. Sure, there may be a compassionate recruiter or two who during the interview may give you some advice, but that is very rare. It also may build up your confidence for that next big interview.
This is a big reason to have a mock interview. Even though you should already make sure the equipment is perfect before the interview, a chance to do a dry run is always a good idea. The career coach may also recommend some equipment that is helpful for a phone or Skype interview that will set you apart from the rest of the job candidates.
A mock interview may sound like a lot of extra work, but a job search is more work than preparing to end it and snag that dream job.