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With Self-Awareness Comes an increased Interview IQ
Liberal Arts Students Learn How to Articulate Themselves at Young Age
By Jennifer Lawhead

Praise: What They’re Saying

“It is especially important that students from liberal arts colleges understand their skills and unique qualifications. They need to be able to articulate how their variety of experiences in and out of the classroom translate into skills that employers are seeking. Eric Cole was instrumental in helping a group of Skidmore College students do just that. In his Interview IQ workshop, students learned how to interpret the results of their Self-Assessment and how to highlight these skills in an interview. Eric’s fun, interactive, and engaging style resulted in student evaluations where the only downside was that the workshop wasn’t longer! We’re hoping to have Eric back next semester.”

Kim Crabbe
Executive Director
Career Development Center – Skidmore College

“Eric was excellent because he helped me in the job process by identifying my professional strengths and preferences. Additionally, after reviewing my results with Eric I was able to understand how to apply my strengths to enhance my career. Interview IQ has really helped me better understand myself, and has helped me determine the career path that is the best fit for me. It was a pleasure to work with Eric and I highly recommend his services.”
“P.S. I got the job!”

Daniel Pincus
Skidmore College ’16

“Eric was excellent because he helped me in the job process by identifying my professional strengths and preferences. He recommended taking a DISC self-assessment which helps you understand your personality and behavior. Eric believes it’s necessary to reflect on your core strengths in order to thrive in the workplace. Ultimately, taking the survey and discussing my results with Eric will help me understand how to communicate and maximize productivity with others at work. Additionally, after discussing my results with Eric, I was able to understand how to apply my strengths to enhance my career. “

Halley Belt
Northwestern University ’17

“Our family has nothing but praise for Eric Cole and his new venture, Interview IQ. Eric helped our son, who at the time was a college senior, prepare for his first professional job interview in finance. Eric offered professional guidance and insight in the following areas (just to name a few); What to wear during an interview to reflect your professionalism, career guidance relating to which jobs would be best relating to our sons interests, probing questions to ask during an interview and the do’s and don’ts of the interview. After Eric’s professional advice, our son felt confident and more educated about the professional interview process. Sometimes information is better coming from a professional, than from a parent, so we would not hesitate to call Eric if the need arises again. We would definitely recommend Eric and Interview IQ to our friends, especially those with children that are graduating from college and about to embark on the process of the professional work force.”

Traci and Peter Howe

“I just wanted to thank you, again, for speaking to us and sharing some invaluable information about interviewing and marketing ourselves. I certainly feel more confident moving forward…the first step is getting asked to interview! I hope this offer is coming soon – I wait with bated breath.

Cheyenne Kerekes
Skidmore College ’16

“My experience working with Eric through the Talent Insights Program was immensely rewarding. His guidance helped me identify ways in which I could further strengthen my natural tendencies in order to differentiate myself in the professional world, in addition to suggesting ways in which I could work with my weaknesses to make them less prevalent. I felt the program was incredibly accurate in capturing my personality and tendencies and therefore found its commentary to be insightful and helpful. Eric was extremely affable and communicated all feedback in a constructive, positive manner. After his coaching, I feel much more self-aware and confident in approaching interview processes in general. I would highly recommend working with him to someone looking for ways to maximize their individual talents and stand out in the workplace.”
Hannah Weaver
Skidmore College ’16