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You’ve got the interview, congratulations. Now what? Can you speak confidently about your qualifications and what makes you the best candidate? Got a great answer to “Tell me about yourself?” If that question makes you anxious just reading it, you’re not alone!
I can help you make sure you are 100% ready to put your very best self forward in that important interview. I’ll share what the hiring manager is thinking, and how to leverage that, along with stories of your achievements, so that you shine.
Just-in-time-interview preparation is offered on an hourly basis and can usually be completed on short notice. If you don’t see a day and time that work for you, email email@example.com and we’ll do our best to accomodate your schedule.
We’ll focus on:
The best way to answer even the most difficult questions and highlight how your skills and abilities are a match for the employer’s needs
How to discuss your background and experience in a way that’s engaging
Achieving a balance between confidence, bragging, and humility
How to build rapport and have a conversation that gets off to a great start
Addressing any part of your story that deserves explaining, such as employment gaps, lay-offs, educational background, etc.
Leading with your strengths and preparing to address any weaknesses and how you can compensate for missing qualifications
How to determine if there is a fit between your needs and what the employer is offering through asking targeted questions
How to wrap up strong, and follow up effectively
This service is designed to make sure you are exceptionally well-prepared to make a great impression so that you clearly stand out as the best candidate for the job.
FAQs About Hiring A Career Coach
What does a career coach do?
Why should I hire a career coach?
Why can’t I do this on my own?
I like the safety net of applying for jobs online, can’t I just keep doing that?
What should I look for in a career coach?
Have a question that wasn’t covered here today?
I started Avarah Careers because I recognized the need for a service like this – at every stage of life. If you’re going it alone and not getting the results you want, I may be able to help.
QUESTIONS TO ASK A CAREER COACH
How long have you been doing this work?
You want someone with a combined education/experience > 3 years
What type of tools and strategies do you use?
You’re looking for specifics, names of assessments, exercises, etc. Listen for a process.
How long does this process normally take?
Run fast from anyone who makes claims here like “Within X days – Guaranteed!” Every client is different and the time frame varies widely based on career choice, experience level, and other factors. Expect to hear a range from reputable coaches. E.g. “Most of my clients land well within X-Y…”
How much work will I be doing on my own?
You want to hear about homework, expectations, # of hours.
What support can I expect outside of our formal coaching calls?
The answer will depend on fees and the coach’s style. This is a case where you get what you pay for. If you want last minute interview coaching, or on the spot help negotiating competing offers, etc., you will pay for that and it will be worth it to land the job or say, increase your starting salary by 15%.
What are your fees?
These are going to be based on the specific services you require. After a conversation to determine your needs, a reputable coach will provide you with their fees and covered services in writing so that you can make an educated decision about how to proceed.