As job loss and unemployment continues to rise in Manchester due to the Covid19 pandemic, it is likely that more and more people will be on the lookout for a new job. Amid the uncertain times, it is best to be well prepared for a job interview to ensure that you cut through all the rounds and secure a job. It is a welcoming thought to be well informed and groomed to crack that interview that can change your current situation if you are on the lookout for a new job.
Interview coaching in Manchester has taken a center stage and comes as a ray of hope for those aspiring to be employed immediately.
So what is interview coaching?
Interview coaching helps to inspire professionals by helping them make better decisions about their next job opening. It’s a solution-based approach to securing a job and how to excel through the interview process.
The focus of interview coaches is on outcomes, actions, and accountability. At any point during a professional’s work-life, interview coaching can be done. It can go from seeking an intern position at the very beginning of your interview, creating a new CV, negotiating particular requirements or leading you through the next job promotion interview.
In order to make smart professional decisions and find your sweet spot, interview coaching will give you the methodology and mindset, i.e. what possibilities exist, what you are good at and what you want from your job.
How to pick up an interview coach
Only you can determine and make a decision on whom to choose as your coach. You know what your vulnerable areas are and whom you feel would be a “good fit” based on your research. There are thousands of interview coaching services out there to do your homework.
Not all interview coaches are equal. Job seekers, non-workers, or anyone considering hiring and investing their time and money working with an interview coach should have a clear understanding of what value interview coaches bring to the table.
Again do your homework and don’t just settle for a coach. Take an informed decision.
Tips when choosing an interview coach
- Check for coaching specialized in the field where you’re searching for securing a job (i.e., job search strategies, interviewing, networking, etc.).
- Check out their website, read their testimonials, and review their service offerings and coaching processes. What impression are you left with? Is there a connection, what do they offer in line with what you’re looking for? How does their coaching process differ from the other coaches you’ve checked out for?
- Most interview coaches give 15 to 30 minutes of a free consultation – take advantage of this resource. It gives you a chance to speak to them personally and learn more about how they can help you. More specifically, you will figure out if there’s chemistry, making the coach a ‘successful match’. If your personalities clash, it’s better to find out now before you commit to working together.
- If the coach says it’s accredited, check it out. Unfortunately, some coaches out there claim to be certified and do display certification logos on their website, even if that is not the case. If you are interested in working with a certified interview coach, take the extra step and check.
You have to be willing to be trained to benefit from interview coaching. In other words, you should be open to fresh ideas, eager to make changes, accept constructive feedback and ready to take action. The benefits come from taking initiative, making all the hard work and efforts worth it.
If you feel that you need the extra help and a second person’s point of view in the way you approach the interview process then interview coaching Manchester is what you should be looking for. Get in touch with Job Interviewology today and land that much anticipated job!