Interviewing with Confidence in the Age of Covid-19
Career Master Class
Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm PST
Starts the first Wednesday of the month for 4 weeks
About the Course
Most people hate interviewing for jobs. But with the right coaching and preparation, an interview can become an enjoyable conversation that demonstrates why you are the ideal candidate for the position. This course will prepare you to ace your next interview by teaching planning, practice, and follow-up skills.
You will sharpen your interview skills under the direction of a former recruiter who has prepared hundreds of job seekers for successful interviews. As a result of taking this course, participants will be prepared mentally and physically for job interviews and post-interview follow up.
This program is designed for everyone from the Senior Executive to the recent graduate entering the workforce for the first time.
Do you look forward to job interviews? Are you confident that you can answer any interview question thrown at you? Do you have a great list of questions to ask your potential employers? Have you prepared your STAR stories for behavioral interview questions?
If you answered “No” to any of these questions, this course is for you.
This course consists of 3 sessions over 4 classes:
Session 1 - Group class:
- Physical and mental preparation (including techniques for calming pre-interview nerves)
- Navigating a Zoom interview
- Using the job description to prepare for the interivew
- Developing answers for both behavioral and traditional interview questions
- Questions to ask the interviewer
- Post-interview follow-up do’s and don’ts
- 1-1 mock interview practice with the instructor (2 sessions)
Sessions 2 and 3 - Individual sessions:
- One on one interview prep with Adina
Session 4 - Group class:
- Practice interview skills with classmates
- Examination of what worked/areas for improvement
The initial group session will introduce key interviewing concepts while providing ample opportunities to ask questions. The individual sessions will allow participants to focus on those topics/areas of value to them and the final group session will allow participants to apply what they've learned while getting a unique opportunity to experience the interviewer's perspective.
About the Coach
Adina Zinn is the founder of Love Your Work Career Coaching (www.loveyourwork.net). She has a Master’s in Public Administration from San Francisco State University, a BA from UC Santa Cruz (go Slugs), and has been certified as a Career Coach from the Career Coaches Institute.
Adina’s Career Coaching practice evolved out of her more than 10 years as a recruiter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she successfully matched candidates for jobs at all levels of responsibility from delivery driver to CEO. She has worked with employers in multiple industries, and, in some cases, staffed entire companies. As a recruiter, she found her greatest satisfaction in coaching candidates to land their dream jobs.
"I was changing careers "mid life" and [Adina] helped me re-do my LinkedIn profile, resume, elevator pitch and rethink how I talked about my experience. I was jump starting my career after a pause to raise a family so instead of looking at my skills as outdated, she helped me recognize that my skills and experience are extremely valuable. She had that balance of being supportive yet down home honest. She sets high expectations and you feel motivated to meet them. As a former recruiter, she knows what recruiters are looking for. I've successfully re-launched my career thanks to Adina. I highly recommend her!"Terri
"Working with Adina was terrific. She challenged me to think about what I needed to ask and say as I prepared for a job interview, something I haven't done for almost 10 years. What [Adina] said was spot on as I was fully prepared for the in-person interview. (That is, the questions she asked me and the answers I prepared were what the interviewers asked too!)Katherine
I appreciated the thoughtfulness of her approach and was impressed by the obvious knowledge and passion she has for her work. Finally, I've known, respected, and worked with Adina for over 20 years and she continues to impress me with her skills."
"Adina was a huge support in coaching me through a career change. She assisted me three years ago when I was burnt out working retail HR. Although I felt desperate to leave my role at the time, she helped me define what I was looking for. She taught me not to settle for [lesser] opportunities as I would have labeled myself in the long run as being experienced in a space in which I did not find joy. With Adina's genuine support in helping me navigate the entire process — from the job search through the offer — I ultimately landed an incredible role with my current company. I will forever be grateful for her guidance."Natalie N.