About Interview IQ.

What exactly is Interview Coaching?

If you have narrowed down your search and are ready to interview, we will make sure you are prepared to make the best impression and stand out from the rest.  Interview IQ is for you.

Our goal is to guide you to a successful interview. 

How do we achieve these outcomes? We offer a 4-part, 6-hour, individualized consultation package. While we customize our process for each client, the hours might be divided into:

NOT-SO-FUN FACT

50%

Almost half of young adults who find work after college are underemployed.

Let's meet.


One (1) Session | 60 Minutes

During an in-person or Skype meeting, we’ll determine where you are on your career path and conduct comprehensive personal assessments to better understand if you’re on track. Some of the tools we use include TTI Success Insights DISC, Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory.




Let's review what we learned from the assessment.


One (1) Session | 60 Minutes

We’ll review an analysis of assessment results to understand:

  • Where you are in your career search?

  • What is the best interview strategy for your personality?

  • Are you moving in the right direction and if not why?




Let's prepare you for your interview.


Two (2) Sessions | 60 Minutes / Each

Session 1: Exploring Interview Strategies

  • Managing interview expectations
  • Reviewing your social media profiles and behavior(s)
  • Understanding the difference between informational meetings and interviews

Session 2: Crafting an interview strategy tailored to your needs to help you address the most common and difficult questions

  • Strengths and weaknesses?
  • Where do you want to be in 5 years?
  • Why are you a good fit for this job?




Let's practice for your interview.


Two (2) Session | 60 Minutes / Each

We will role play potential interview situations so that you stand out from the crowd. This may be the most important step!





"Our family has nothing but praise for Eric Cole and his 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.”

PARENTS, TRACI & PETER H.

Skills Workshop

Interview Skills 101:

Stand out from the crowd and be hired!

This 2- or 3-hour interactive workshop is a valuable adjunct to any college career counseling center or classroom.  The primary focus of our workshop is to enhance a student’s self-awareness to help present their unique skills and strengths in interviews.  By using self-assessment tools provided to each participant prior to the workshop, we can personalize our interview skills training format. Students gain confidence and competence for that all-important step in the hiring process.
 

  • HOUR ONE: we will review self-assessment tools to help each student interpret their results.
     

  • HOUR TWO: we will begin to craft answers to the most commonly asked interview questions using their new-found insights, as well as: Social media dos and don’ts; Resume best practices; Informational interviewing vs. Job interviewing; Interview prep; How to answer the “do you have any questions” question; Post interview strategy

Interview IQ Testimonials

“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 W., Skidmore College '16

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