This is a brilliant move by Right Executive Search (RES) President Elisa Sheftic. She and her team have taken the idea of “how to” to a new level by giving candidates a platform to succeed before they get to the interview.
In addition the company offers to work with candidates who want more hands on help for a reasonable fee. As we advise, spending money on coaching for your job interviews, resume preparation and career coaching is a wise investment in yourself and pays for itself many times over throughout your career.
The company released the following press release:
June 26, 2013 — Sometimes even a great job candidate can bungle that all-important interview with the hiring company. Just such a disappointment inspired Elisa Sheftic, president of Right Executive Search LLC (RES), to launch a new online service, PrepareForYourNextInterview.com, available now and free to job-seekers.
The site offers an “Interview Simulator,” a free downloadable, interactive document that poses many of the most common interview questions to the user, providing guidelines and recruiters’ tips on how best to structure one’s own response. Job-hunters can customize and tweak the answers for each specific role that they are interviewing for, and then practice their responses to increase their chances for getting that coveted job offer.
“Interviews are nerve-wracking, no matter how well-qualified you may be for a particular job,” said Ms. Sheftic. “This site actually came about after an experienced candidate of mine failed to do the necessary interview preparation and fumbled some important interview questions. That was a shame, because she had all the necessary job skills and would have been a great hire for the company, but simply did not present herself in the best possible light.”
To prevent a recurrence, Ms. Sheftic and her professional recruitment staff, with the assistance of hiring managers and agency and corporate HR contacts, expanded and improved the interview prep materials offered to RES candidates. Then, they decided to “pay it forward” by making an online prep-and-practice tool free to all interested job-seekers anywhere. The Interview Simulator provides their insider tips for forming persuasive, personalized answers to the most typical and significant interview questions. After preparing the responses, she emphasizes, the key is to practice.
“The Simulator will help you develop cohesive and well thought-out answers in advance of your job interview,” she said. “Then practice, practice, practice. If you’ve done your homework, you will have a much better chance of articulating your potential return on investment to a potential employer during the actual interview.”
Not only is the Interview Simulator free of charge at PrepareForYourNextInterview.com, so is a monthly newsletter offering tips on best job-search practices. Sign up on the site to receive it by e-mail.
For those who want a professional critique of their Simulator responses, a mock interview, or additional help with a resume or other job-search issues, services are available at discounted rates through RES’ regular Career Coaching services.
Based in New Jersey, RES is a leading recruiting partner to many top employers in the New York tri-state area and has a strong national presence with corporate placements in a wide variety of industries and career specialties as well. Members of the RES staff all come from corporate backgrounds, with years of hands-on experience as hiring managers themselves. Ms. Sheftic received her MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business and is the author of many articles offering insights to job-seekers on networking, organizing their job searches, using job boards and social media, and preparing for interviews.
The free Interview Simulator is available only at PrepareForYourNextInterview.com. Job opportunities represented by RES are regularly listed on The Ladders, LinkedIn, and other job boards and networking sites. General information about RES and its Career Coaching services is available at the company website, www.rightexecutivesearch.com or via a link at the interview site. Follow both on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter (RightExSearch or Prep4Interview).