Ser­vices

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 310−871−6695 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 310−871−6695 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 formThis 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.

 

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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 310–871-6695 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 310–871-6695 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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    • 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