Selecting a Job Interview coach

Posted by | January 10, 2014 | Job Search Advice

Attending for job interviews is one of the most complex situations for a job seeker or for those candidates who would like to change their jobs or career options or to seek for better avenues within their careers. Job interviews are not as simple as they are used to be some few decades back. There is an intense competition for a few available jobs with a larger number of highly qualified and experienced candidates waiting to get in to capture the available job positions. Therefore, the need of specialized training for job interviews has arisen for preparing for and performing exceptionally well in job interviews.

While selecting a job interview coach the following points should be duly considered and these are:

–How many years of experience does the coach have in the field of job interview coaching?

–Does the coach have any certifications or degrees in the field of career counseling or executive counseling? For example- Does he or she is a Certified Interview Coach, PSS Certified Master Trainer, Certified Sales Trainer, or holds degree or post graduation in Management Communications or attended any programs related with Job interview programs.

–Does the coach held any high managerial positions in the field of Human Resources or any other areas of job expertise in reputed companies or has experience in running a consulting company related with executive search.

–Has experience of working with employees in various companies in their respective human resource departments. Coaches who have worked as educators, corporate trainers, counselors in rehabilitation departments, or as agency analysts are also a good choice or bet to be hired as job interview coach.

The above mentioned points for selecting a job interview coach if followed diligently would help in hiring good coaches. Successful coaches are those who understand the job market quiet well, remains client focused and have a positive attitude in shaping the careers of their clients.

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