Do you struggle with interviewing? I know many of my clients have a tough time when they approach the interview. Like many other career professionals, I provide interview coaching as part of my packages. The coaching helps to get the client on track but what if the client could continue to practice our coaching sessions on their own and had a chance to see and hear what they sound like?
Now, I can suggest the perfect preparation tool, right on a job seeker’s iPhone! Karalyn Brown, aka, Interview IQ, my colleague from down under in Australia, has created this solution. It’s called myPitch! For 99 cents (less than a dollar!), you can purchase this app, record your interview questions and play it back. Finding out how a person sounds can be a huge asset in improving your ability to interview well.
Signs that you need to work on your interviewing skills
- You insert extra words (um, er…, ah… you know, like) to fill the spaces because you didn’t plan ahead. Personal story: my mom once counted 51 ums in a radio interview I gave. Embarassing!
- You speak in too long of paragraphs without giving the other person a chance to inject. Personal story: When I did a fair amount of television interviews, I finally thought “sound bite” to make sure I didn’t run on. It is just as bad to run on in a job interview. Clear and concise works!
- You ramble without coming to the point. The interviewer is clearly becoming impatient as you seem to have no clear answer for anything.
- You waffle on the answer. You can’t make up your mind so you keep going back and forth with different answers sounding less and less confident with every word.
Listen to Karalyn Brown further explain the new app!
In this link you can see an example of a job seeker struggling and then improving after use of the myPitch app. If the thought of an interview makes you crazy, download this app and use on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to improve your interview skills.