About Us

Inter­view SOS pro­vides one-on-one resume and cover let­ter writ­ing, job inter­view prepa­ra­tion, and col­lege and grad­u­ate school inter­view prepa­ra­tion to clients in Los Ange­les and around the world using the tele­phone, Skype, and Google Chat. Our com­pany is led by expe­ri­enced career ser­vices pro­fes­sion­als from UCLA, USC and Clare­mont who are com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing top notch inter­view coach­ing ser­vices to clients. Our career pro­fes­sion­als have been fea­tured in the New York Post and Career Builder. Our offices are in Los Ange­les, California.

Please note that Inter­view SOS does not sub­con­tract writ­ing or career ser­vices to novice writ­ers from over­seas. All work is done by expe­ri­enced career pro­fes­sion­als based in the United States and Canada.


Our Mis­sion

Our mis­sion is to help our clients get­ting the job or gain admis­sion to school of their dreams. We write top-notch, per­son­al­ized resumes that get call-backs and we insist that our resume writ­ers have strong cre­den­tials. We pro­vide an edu­ca­tional ser­vice to help appli­cants suc­ceed in the inter­view process by demon­strat­ing their skills, expe­ri­ence, and edu­ca­tional cre­den­tials. The inter­view is the most crit­i­cal piece of the appli­ca­tion process, and we want our clients to be able to present them­selves in the best pos­si­ble way. We help our clients by giv­ing an assess­ment of their appli­ca­tions and help­ing them to empha­size their strengths and mit­i­gate weak­nesses. We want our clients to feel con­fi­dent, well-prepared, and aware of what to expect in the interview.

About Vijay Chokal Ingam, CFAVijay Ingam

Vijay is an expe­ri­enced finan­cial ana­lyst, career coach and hir­ing man­ager, who was dis­ap­pointed with the inter­view skills of many job appli­cants, even those from top-ranked busi­ness schools. In 2009, Vijay began offer­ing per­son­al­ized inter­view coach­ing and resume writ­ing ser­vices in Los Ange­les. He sub­se­quently founded Inter­view SOS and wrote The Defin­i­tive Guide to Ace Your Inter­view and Get the Job.

Vijay was a career coach for the Parker Career Man­age­ment Cen­ter (UCLA Ander­son School of Man­age­ment MBA-level career coun­sel­ing ser­vice) who helped other stu­dents pre­pare for job inter­views, write resumes, and draft cover let­ters. For four years prior to busi­ness school, Vijay acted as a Boston-area diver­sity recruiter and inter­viewer for the Spon­sors for Edu­ca­tional Oppor­tu­nity Career Pro­gram. Vijay’s past employ­ers include Citibank, US Bank, State Street Cor­po­ra­tion, the McGraw-Hill Com­pa­nies, and Bain Capital-owned Gui­tar Center. 

Vijay has his BA in Eco­nom­ics from the Uni­ver­sity of Chicago and an MBA from the UCLA Ander­son School of Man­age­ment in Los Ange­les, Cal­i­for­nia. He is a National Merit Scholar and CFA char­ter holder. Vijay also has expe­ri­ence in health­care, hav­ing passed the USMLE Step 1 and attended med­ical school for 2 years.

Vijay is a fre­quent speaker on career issues and gives sem­i­nars and work­shops on resume writ­ing, career devel­op­ment and inter­view prepa­ra­tion. Con­tact Inter­view SOS for more information.

Vijay’s sis­ter, Mindy Kaling, is the exec­u­tive pro­ducer, writer, and star of the Mindy Project on Fox Television.

Vijay’s Cre­den­tials

  • Four years of expe­ri­ence as a job inter­view coach and resume writer
  • For­mer Stu­dent Career Coun­selor for the Parker CMC (UCLA’s busi­ness school career office)
  • Author of The Defin­i­tive Guide to Ace Your Inter­view and Get the Job
  • Bach­e­lors in Eco­nom­ics from the Uni­ver­sity of Chicago
  • Mas­ters in Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion from UCLA Ander­son
  • Ten years of pro­fes­sional work expe­ri­ence at US Bank, Citibank, the McGraw-Hill Com­pa­nies, State Street Cor­po­ra­tion, and Bain Capital-owned Gui­tar Cen­ter as a hir­ing manager
  • Toast­mas­ters Com­pe­tent Communicator
  • National Merit Scholar
  • CFA char­ter­holder
  • Passed USMLE Step 1, com­pleted 2 years of med­ical school at St. Louis Uni­ver­sity in Mis­souri
  • Inter­viewed at 12 allo­pathic Amer­i­can med­ical schools includ­ing Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity, the Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia, Case West­ern Reserve Uni­ver­sity and Mount Sinai

Patty KimPatti Kim

Patti has been help­ing stu­dents write resumes and apply to col­lege and grad­u­ate school, since 2009. Prior to becom­ing a col­lege coun­selor and resume writer, she worked in as an adver­tis­ing exec­u­tive in Los Ange­les. While work­ing in mar­ket­ing, she wrote mar­ket­ing mate­r­ial, copy, and sales pitches. As a life­long writer, Patti col­lects rare books, stud­ies lit­er­a­ture, and works as a copywriter.

Patti received her BA in Eng­lish Lit­er­a­ture from Clare­mont McKenna Col­lege, where she worked in the Admis­sions Office.

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    • Tes­ti­mo­ni­als

      Just a quick note say­ing thank you! Got accepted for a great job sell­ing cars so that I can once again take care of my fam­ily. I owe you big time for your sup­port and wis­dom you shared.

      William C (Sales)  Rochester, NY

      Hi vijay. I wanted to let you know that I got into duke! Thanks for your help.

      Kelsey (Nurs­ing) Los Ange­les, CA

      Vijay is a great inter­view coach. Very pro­fes­sional. I was always so scared of inter­view­ing before. He gave me confidence.

      Julia (Biotech) Los Ange­les, CA

      I got the job ! Thanks for all your help in the inter­view process.

      Andrew (Finan­cial Ser­vices) Los Ange­les, CA

      I was work­ing in a bank for the last 5 years but my growth was almost zero. No appre­ci­a­tion, no mon­e­tary incen­tives and no addi­tional ben­e­fits I was get­ting. Then I moved on to find a good job. I got chances to give inter­views but even being an expe­ri­ence banker I was unable to clear the inter­views. With some of my ref­er­ence I took coach­ing classes online from Vijay and enhance my abil­ity to answers the ques­tions, how to sit, talk and other traits. I greatly appre­ci­ate Vijay as he makes me will­ing­ness to get suc­cess in inter­views. I still in touch with vijay and rec­om­mend all to inter­act with him if you want bright career.

      Nancy (Bank­ing) Dal­las, TX

      After the con­struc­tion com­pany I worked for over the last 5 years closed down, I found myself out of work. I went to a cou­ple of job inter­views and found I did badly. VJ at helped pre­pare me one on one via Skype for the inter­view process again and coached me on over­com­ing my ner­vous­ness. He also helped me tweak my resume so I would stand out. To be hon­est, I haven’t found a job yet, but VJ helped me in my job search.

      Keri R (Account­ing) Salem, OR

      My com­pany matched [retracted] offer so I ended up stay­ing. Still appre­ci­ate all your help. If you need a ref­er­ence let me know.

      Alec (Sales and Mar­ket­ing) Los Ange­les, CA

      You gave me some good ideas about how to men­tion the best parts of my resume in the interview.

      Vin­cent (Retail Man­age­ment) Los Angeles