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The Interview Success Guide is a 216-page master
blueprint that helps you understand and navigate the interview process
so you can mount a successful interview campaign. This book has
deep, insightful and immediately applicable interview wisdom that
demystifies the world of interviewing. It also has over 400 questions,
listed by category, for a variety of careers and jobs, which you
could be asked in an interview. There are also over 1200 interview
task reminders, questions and guidelines in checklist form so you
leave nothing to chance in your job hunt.
This guide gives you a step-by-step approach to mastering the interview process. Everything you need to do, from the moment you begin your job hunt to when you accept the position, is covered. Bill has thought of everything you could possibly need to know to conduct a comprehensive, smart job hunt campaign.
It would take you hundreds of hours of research to find, read, organize and compile the exact lists of questions you need to study for giving a successful interview. Bill has done all the legwork for you, and he's complied this voluminous research into this single, manageable, easy to use resource. In addition to the articles with deep interview content, this guide has the following checklists, questions and reminders to help you be more successful in your interview:
This information-packed Interview Success Guide
has everything you could possibly need to create, plan, practice
and execute a highly successful interview campaign. When you begin
interview coaching with us you receive a pdf version of this success
guide at no additional charge.
Learn more and purchase The Interview Success Guide in PDF format. The PDF version of this special ebook is available for immediate downloading from our website. Note that this is an electronic product, and it will not be mailed to you on CD, hardcopy or in any other form.
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These articles describe different types of interviews and provide guidelines to help you prepare for a job interview and sell yourself in the interview.
Do You Know The 19 Types Of Interviews?
To Win At The Interview Game You Must Be Ready For All These Interview Formats
Bill Cole, MS, MA
Behavioral Interviewing Techniques
Smart Strategies To Help You Master This Challenging Approach
Bill Cole, MS, MA
How To Sell Yourself In A Job Interview
Sales Secrets From An Interviewing Skills Coach
Bill Cole, MS, MA
no doubt recognize these big media outlets -- MSNBC.com, Golf
Magazine, the BBC, ABC-TV, Fox News, the Associated Press Radio,
Sirius Radio, The New York Times, Success Magazine, The Washington
Post, Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine, The San Francisco
Examiner and Chronicle, Yahoo! Sports, ABC-TV, Entrepreneur Magazine,
The San Jose Mercury News, The Denver Post, The Detroit News,
The Buffalo News, The Kansas City Star, Tennis Magazine, Runner's
World, Fitness Magazine, Presentations Magazine, Professionally
Speaking, Time Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today.
Bill has either been interviewed by them himself and/or coached
people to give successful interviews with them.
Bill understands the pressures, challenges and time constraints of the media. He should. He's a former sports writer, columnist, magazine correspondent, book author and the executive editor of numerous professional newsletters. He earned his first press credentials in 1980. He has conducted hundreds of interviews himself and knows how the media work. He'll team with you to make your interview successful. For many years he wrote a national column for the financial magazine Transaction World on sales, customer service and business strategies. His articles appear all over the world in hard copy and electronic media outlets.
Bill has interviewed celebrities, famous sports figures, musicians, artists, politicians, well-known book authors, military figures, business owners, executives and social figures. He'll help you craft smart strategies to navigate the media world to create the right kind of street buzz and polished image that will help you and your cause.
A best-selling book author called Bill to help her navigate the media on her book tours and she said this about Bill's interview coaching and consulting:
"As a Stanford performance expert and
credentialed sports psychologist who worked with top athletes
at the Olympic Training Center in Greece, I was looking
for the best media coach possible to help me prepare for
my international interviews on major TV networks - BBC,
ABC, Fox News, and Associated Press Radio.
Bill has been featured as an expert presentation
coach in Presentations
Magazine, the most important speaking magazine in the world,
in the article, First Aid For Podium Emergencies.
They interviewed Bill on how to coach speakers to handle the many
problems that can happen in a presentation.
Bill was hired as the head speech writer and presentation coach to famed Silicon Valley SnapTrack CEO and Founder Steve Poizner, who is ranked in the top six of all-time Silicon Valley CEO's, since selling his company to Qualcomm for $1 billion. You may recognize that he is the California State Insurance Commissioner. Poizner ran for the State Assembly in California in 2004 and was one of a handful of politicians who were endorsed by "The California Governator", Arnold Schwarzenegger. Bill crafted the content and staging for Poizner's speeches, debates, TV and radio spots and other appearances. Steve had this to say about Bill's presentation consultation:
"Bill, thank you for your excellent writing,
coaching and guidance with my speeches and presentations.
Your help was invaluable in my political campaign."
Bill has also been engaged as the Speechwriter
and Presentation Coach to Steve Poizner in his new role as the
California State Insurance Commissioner. Learn more at the California
State Insurance Commissioner's web site.
Bill prepared this internationally known inventor-speaker-author before he shot a national TV infomercial in Los Angeles.
"Bill Cole was helpful from the first
minute we started media training coaching. He was insightful,
supportive and clearly possessed a level of expertise and
understanding that allowed us to be very productive. The
net effect was that while on camera, I was rock solid confident
that I knew how to come across, due to my training with
Bill. I recommend him highly."
Do you have a performance review coming up soon?
On the hunt for a new job? Bill can help you understand what it
is you really want from a career, assess your strengths and weaknesses,
and craft strategies that will help you either find and land a
new job, or move higher up the ladder where you are presently
Having owned a number of businesses, and been in other leadership positions, Bill has interviewed people, hired people, advanced people and let people go, so he knows what employers are looking for in new hires. If you want to embark on a job-hunting program, Bill can help you get the edge on the competition.
Bill recently provided interview coaching services for an Assistant Superintendent of Schools in a major school district in her quest for interviewing for the top Education Chief's position. This included interview strategies, crafting position modules, peak performance approaches and videotape of her in action. She got the job. She was quite grateful and wrote:
"Bill, I wanted to tell you how much you
helped me prepare for the series of interviews I recently
completed in seeking the position of Superintendent. Your
assistance was invaluable in helping me achieve success
in this job-seeking campaign.
Taking a certification exam or professional
licensing exam that requires a personal interview? Taking professional
boards that have a verbal testing section?
You need a smart strategy and intelligent interview practice systems to perform at your best in these pressure situations. These scenarios can stress you to the maximum, but if you have an experienced coach helping you prepare for your interview, you will gain the confidence that will make the successful difference in the end.
Here's what a high-tech client who had to take a rigorous professional certification exam to keep her job had to say:
"Hi Bill, I just wanted to drop you a
line to let you know that I really appreciated all the time
you spent with me, especially on such a short notice. I
thank you for all the coaching you provided. Also, wanted
to let you know that it was time well spent. I PASSED THE
EXAM : ) Yeah!!! ... I have been notified of the results,
and needless to say, I was THRILLED! Thanks again Bill!"
Far more than simply answering questions put
to you by the interviewer, you need to have a cohesive strategy
for taking charge of an interview situation and placing your own
indelible stamp on it. You want to feel in control of making the
very best impression on the interviewer.
Bill will help you craft smart answers to the toughest questions anyone can throw at you, and develop a series of speaking modules that help you stay on track mentally and delivering the goods. A good interview is very much like a good speech, with a powerful opening, meaningful content and a memorable closing.
Bill knows how to help you do that very thing. He travels regularly on the pro speaking circuit giving keynotes, workshops and seminars, speaking at state and national conventions, corporate events and for professional groups. His one-hour keynote fee is $4,500. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Speakers Association (Northern California) for two years. For seven years he appeared in the honor rolls of NSA's National Who's Who In Professional Speaking.
He is a speech coach to professional speakers, business speakers, sales professionals and everyday folks who just want to give a good speech and not break out in a sweat.
"Coach Bill has the winning blueprint
to help you feel more confident, polished and prepared in
any speaking or performing situation. His energetic and
witty approach makes learning fun. It's obvious he loves
what he does and he's the best at it."
For more about Bill, see his full bio.
Call us for a brief, no-charge, no-obligation
conversation to see if Interview Coaching is for you, and if we
are a good fit together. We'll spend a few minutes exploring your
current situation, what you're looking for in interview coaching,
how we might be able to help, and if there seems to be chemistry.
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