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Interview SOS provides a broad range of career services to help our clients achieve their professional goals. We write top-notch resumes and cover letters, do job interview coaching, and help applicants to graduate school prepare for their admissions interviews. We also give career seminars and resume workshops for groups and organizations in Southern California.

You can schedule a free consultation today by calling 310-309-1998 or submitting your contact info to us on the right sidebar.

Job Interview Preparation

The Interview SOS System

How It Works

Our Job Interview Preparation services are designed to help a job applicant prepare for a interview. Our job interview coaches will advise you on how to:

  • Prepare for an interview
  • Answer tough questions
  • Demonstrate that you have the skills and qualifications required for the specific job
  • Overcome shyness and anxiety
  • Dress appropriately for the interview
  • Address weaknesses in your application
  • And Much, Much More!

Our recommendations will be tailored specifically for you, your strengths and weaknesses, and the job you are applying for.

Prior to your coaching session, you should:

Send us your interview materials. Please send us your resume, cover letter (if relevant) and a copy of the job description prior to your interview coaching session so your coach can review these documents and suggest an appropriate interviewing strategy.

Prepare answers to common interview questions. You should come to your coaching session prepared to answer the following common interview questions:

  1. Tell me about your­self? [Hint: Give a 2–3 minute per­sonal sales pitch]
  2. Why are you leav­ing your cur­rent or pre­vi­ous job?
  3. What is your great­est strength? What are your strengths?
  4. What is your great­est weak­ness? What are your weaknesses?
  5. Why are you inter­ested in this posi­tion or company?
  6. Tell me about your great­est achievement.
  7. How do you deal with conflict?
  8. Do you have any questions for me? [Hint: Have 5-10 intelligent, researched questions prepared for your interviewer]

You can also bring a list of questions and concerns about the job interview process for your coach to answer.

After scheduling an appointment, please read our Defin­i­tive Guide to Ace Your Inter­view and Get the Job for additional hints on how to answer interview questions successfully and how to prepare for an interview. This short but comprehensive guide is one of the best resources on interview preparation on the internet today and is a great resource whether you schedule a session with us or not.

Our services are designed to help you succeed in your job search. If you haven’t already, call 310-309-1998 toll free to schedule a free consultation today!

Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Man proudly shows his resume during a job interview

Your resume and cover letter is critical to your future.

At Interview SOS, we maintain the highest standards in creating compelling resumes and cover letters that get jobs. We guarantee:

  • Your resume and cover letter will be professionally written from scratch by one of our professional resume writers right here in Los Angeles.
  • Your resume and cover letter will be reviewed by at least two resume writers for quality control purposes.
  • Your resume and cover letter will focus on your marketable achievements, not simply your responsibilities at prior jobs.

 

Resume Writing Process

Based on our years of experience, we have created a process that ensures that only resumes of the highest quality are produced.

  1. Start by filling out our online resume form. This form includes:
    1. Sending us your existing resume and cover letter if you have one
    2. An education section
    3. An employment section
    4. A target job section (Identify a posted job you are interested in applying for and give us in the form the job description and title. This helps us to customize the resume for the type of work you are interested in.)
    5. Miscellaneous Skills Section
  2. If you request a Phone Consultation ($49.99 additional fee), your resume writer will call to conduct a “resume interview” and ask additional questions about your background, experience and accomplishments at prior jobs. Over the phone, your resume writer will review the resume and/or cover letter with you line by line, seeking clarification and trying to identify potential areas for improvement. A Phone Consultation is not essential for a great resume, but some clients request is this service if they have difficulty articulating their marketable skills and accomplishments at prior jobs on their resume form.
  3. Your resume writer will produce a first draft of your resume and/or cover letter. Your resume writer will submit the first draft of your resume and/or cover letter to another resume writer, who will proofread the documents and make suggestions for improvement. Quality control is very important for resumes and, like all of the steps in this process, we take the proofreading very seriously.
  4. Your resume writer will send you the first draft of your resume via email within 3 business days based on the information you submitted in the form. Rush Service ($19.99) will guarantee you get your resume within 1 business day.
  5. You can provide feedback on your resume and suggest areas for improvement. Your resume writer will respond to any questions and concerns you may have and revise your resume accordingly.

 

Click to Download Our Resume Form

Please fill out our online form.

Graduate School Interview Preparation

The career coaches of Interview SOS can help you succeed in your interview and get into the graduate or professional school of your dreams.

We have helped prospective students like you interview for graduate school. Past clients have interviewed for:

  • Medical School (MD & DO)
  • Nursing School (RN, ASN, BSN, & MSN)
  • Business School (MBA)
  • Law School (JD)
  • Dental School (DMD & DDS)
  • Doctoral Programs (PhD)
  • Other Masters Programs (MA & MS)

The Interview SOS System

How It Works

We’ll advise you on how to:

  • Prepare for an interview
  • Demonstrate that you have the educational background, skills and qualifications required
  • Answer tough questions
  • Overcome shyness and anxiety
  • Dress appropriately for the interview
  • Address weaknesses in your application

We find that most graduate school applicants require two interview coaching sessions in addition to their own preparations for the interview. The first of these sessions usually focuses on general interview questions that you are likely to see as part of your interview. The second session usually focuses on specific issues related to your education, background, and experience and the specific school you are applying for.

Prior to your coaching session, you should:

Please send us your resume, the name of the school(s) and program(s) you are applying for, and a copy of your application prior to the interview. Your coach will review these documents and suggest an appropriate interviewing strategy for you.

Prepare answers to common interview questions. You should come to your coaching session prepared to answer the following common interview questions:

  1. Tell me about yourself? [Hint: Give a 2-3 minute personal sales pitch that explains what led you to apply for graduate school]
  2. Why are you interested in your chosen professional or graduate school? Why do you want to be a nurse/physician/dentist? Why do you want to go to business school or get a Masters Degree or a Doctoral Degree?
  3. Why are you interested in our specific program or graduate school? [Hint: Explain how the school you are applying to is different and better than other similar schools.]
  4. What other graduate schools are you applying for and why?
  5. What is your greatest strength? What are your strengths?
  6. What is your greatest weakness? What are your weaknesses?
  7. Tell me about your greatest achievement.
  8. How do you deal with conflict?
  9. Do you have any questions for me? [Hint: Have 5-10 intelligent, researched questions prepared for your interviewer]

You can also bring a list of questions and concerns about the interview process for your coach to answer.

Please read our Defin­i­tive Guide to Ace Your Inter­view and Get the Job for additional hints on how to answer interview questions successfully and how to prepare for an interview. This short but comprehensive guide is one of the best resources on interview preparation on the internet today and is a great resource whether you schedule a session with us or not.

Our services are designed to help you succeed in your application. Call 310-309-1998 to schedule a free consultation today!

Group of Young Doctors

VIjay Ingam of Interview SOS offers Interview Coaching Services for Aspiring Health Care Professionals

MBA graduation tassel hat

Interview SOS provided Interview Coaching Services to aspiring MBA’s.

Career Seminars and Resume Workshops

Vijay Ingam, the founder of Interview SOS, gives fully interactive Career Seminars and Resume Workshops to groups and organizations in southern California. These seminars will ensure that the members of your organization are prepared for this difficult job market. Past seminars have been given to Americorps volunteers, UCLA student professional organizations, and Los Angeles area summer internship programs. Listen to some excerpts from a recent career seminar.

A typical Career Seminar and Resume Workshop covers the following subjects:

  • Resume writing
  • Cover letter writing
  • Job interview preparation

Career Seminars and Resume Workshops include a PowerPoint presentation and interactive workshop exercises designed to help seminar participants develop resume writing, cover letter writing and job interview skills. Seminar organization, length, and activities can be modified to meet the needs of your organization.

Seminar participants should expect to bring their resumes, cover letters, and questions about the career process. Audience participation is strongly encouraged and small prizes will be given to audience members who answer questions.

We are happy to provide references from past seminar participants to show how successful our seminars have been in the past. We will also provide sample slides from past workshops.

Seminars are typically billed at hourly rates including transportation time to and from the seminar location. Please call 310-309-1998 to check availability.

Letter of Reference Writing Service

A well written professional letter of reference is critical for your application for employment or graduate school. While your teachers and employers (or whomever you asked to write the letter of reference) may hold you in the highest regard, they may not have the writing skills, professional knowledge, or time to draft a truly compelling personalized letter of reference. Letters of reference often say “He was really nice guy” instead of saying that “He was a serious professional who always exceeded performance expectations and stayed late to make sure the job was done.”

With our letter of reference writing service, one of our professional reference writers will contact your reference and help them to draft a glowing letter of reference that highlights your accomplishments, marketable skills, knowledge, and work ethic. We do not use form letters, and your letter of reference will be completely unique and honest, although it may follow certain standard guidelines used in professional letters of reference.

Before using this service, please make sure that your teacher or employer or whomever you asked to write the reference is happy to collaborate with us. Emphasize that the letter we help them to write will be honest and will save them time. The person writing your reference will need to review, sign off on, and submit the final product.

Please note that since all of our letters of reference are honest, reflect your actual academic or work experience, and are approved and submitted by your reference, they do not violate academic dishonestly standards.

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