Client Testimonials2019-07-18T03:52:43+00:00

Client Testimonials

We are very proud of the testimonials we have earned from our many clients for career services (interview coaching and resume writing) and college and graduate admissions services (interview coaching, application consulting, personal statement writing, and letter of recommendation).

Career Service

I got the job that Vijay helped me prepare for! Honestly, I believe his advice was put me ahead of the other candidates.

– Alexis (Legal)

Doesn’t get any better than the crew at Interview SOS. Their website is accurate and full of useful tools, the staff treat you like you are giving them a million bucks, but the prices are very reasonable. I truly enjoyed Vijay’s expertise. He encouraged me to take notes and record the meeting which was a great help. I have referred my friends because it’s the best use of your time and $. The team also does Skype & Face Time meetings also. Outstanding service.

– Sak (Software Engineering)

SOS was outstanding in guiding me on how to show pride and enthusiasm in the job interview. He helped to draw out my accomplishments and praise from my previous work. This was an outstanding service and a big help to me.

– Dustin (Real Estate Management)

My session with SOS was extremely helpful and I wish I’d done it years ago. Their method of helping you frame the story you need to tell about yourself is terrific, and it was highly beneficial to have someone with experience assisting me to hone the details of my narrative. I have a real hodgepodge of job experiences and part of what SOS did so well was to help me understand why I really was qualified to do the job I was applying for. After our session, I had a lot more faith in my abilities and experience and I know that it came through in my interviews. I had 4 of them in 2 days and they all went really well. 2 days later, I was offered the job. I strongly recommend SOS. I think my session with them will pay off for years to come.

Kelly (Human resources) – Los Angeles, CA

SOS is great! I never have had any interviews before, so asked many silly questions. But he is really patient and helped me to practice, encouraging me. Recommend!

Yu (Finance) – London, UK

Vijay really aided me to make my answers more concise, straight to the point, and focus on my strengths. He also helped me to gain my confidence and even answered my questions regarding interviews after our two-hour face-to-face sessions. Appreciate it!

C.W. (Technology) – San Jose, CA

For the past 2 years I have tried to change jobs with no success. I am highly-qualified and would get the interview but would bomb it. Then it came down to this job opportunity that I REALLY wanted, and I could not take the risk of going unprepared. I contacted Vijay and he saw me the next day. I had only one day to prepare, but Vijay worked with me meticulously, not only did he help me build my confidence, he also helped me shine. I went in for the interview and did better than I had ever done before. Unfortunately, I was their second choice. A week later I got a call for another interview for an even better position- I called Vijay and he coached me over the phone. This time around I was even better equipped with the knowledge Vijay had shared with me- seriously the guy is brilliant- this morning I found out that I got the job offer! No matter who you are or where you are applying, Vijay can help you. He knows exactly how to answer any kind of question, in any field. If the question seems confusing, he will arm you with the ability to break it down and make sense of it. His services are worth every penny- I cannot thank him enough!

Naz (Education) – Redondo Beach, CA

This is an extremely valuable consulting service for job seekers and more. Jo is a bright and personable guy, and he gave me two hours of great feedback and assistance with my interviewing skills. Reasonable & worth every penny.

Andrew (Sports Management) – Los Angeles, CA

Vijay has real passion for helping people.
Thank you for helping me with the interview questions & my resume!

Judy (IT Security) – South Gate, CA

Vijay was great. It has been a long time since I last interviewed and I wanted to polish on my interviewing skills. Vijay really delivered and my interview went great.

Armando (Government) – Calabasas, CA

I give Vijay a A+ and HIGHLY recommend to anyone who is looking to change jobs, land a first job, find themselves more professionally, or even to maximize job offer options. He was very helpful personally to me in preparing for my interview over Skype. I was impressed by how knowledgeable he was about the whole job interview process. He helped me summarize my qualifications more effectively and show my passion and pride. He helped me to make a great impression in the interview and get the job offer I really wanted. I strongly suggest anyone who needs help in a job interview utilize his service.

Tamara (Banking) – Manhattan, NY

My cousin just graduated from UCLA and was having trouble getting a job in TV marketing when one of my friends suggested she meet Vijay.
She went through 2 interview sessions conducted by Vijay. It really helped her in building confidence for her job search. After getting to know her, he wrote a really great resume. And as a result she cleared 3 interviews at reputed TV marketing firms in LA and got a job offer at her favorite firm. I thank Vijay for saving her from a lot of mental trauma in her job search.

Helen (Entertainment Marketing) – Anaheim, CA

Working with this SOS is a prime investment in yourself.

Anyone who wants to advance themselves should utilize a service like this. I am extremely happy I picked Vijay and his company.

From the first phone call I knew that I wanted to work with him and my results were even better than what I expected.

I strongly suggest anyone who retains SOS for resume critiquing pursue the phone consultation; this is where Vijay was able to assess marketable skills.

I have full faith in everything he told me & felt that I was being led in the right direction.

I certainly hope to do business with them again and strongly recommend them.

Regards,

John (Marketing and media) – Pompano Beach, FL

Vijay did a great job preparing me for my interviews. He took his time to answer all of my questions and even responded to my email inquiry a month after our coaching session. I highly recommend him.

Ami (Human resources) – Los Angeles, CA

Meeting with VJ was super helpful! I needed help on my interview skills and VJ eased my anxiety and gave me confidence to answer every question. We organized my work and activities I had done into a concise summary and he gave great tips on my delivery also. I definitely recommend him!/em>

Michael (Science) – Beverly Hills, CA

Vijay was a tremendous help to me. He is straightforward and tactful. We addressed ourselves directly to auditing a few of my uncomfortable interview tactics, drilled down into how to optimize if not eliminate them and ended on a really positive, encouraging note. He did not waste a minute of our meeting giving me an introductory build-up or sales spiel. Vijay only mentioned himself to the extent that he could identify with my experiences, which was very thoughtful. Our session was impressively productive and a worthwhile investment. Thank you!

Paige (Technology) – Los Angeles, CA

Vijay is a real pro. In our meeting, he was able to extrapolate the most important information for my resume in a brisk amount of time and kept the conversation moving in an effective and positive direction.

Thanks Vijay and good luck to you!

Mike (Legal) – Beverly Hills, CA

I had a very good experience with this place. I have tried many times applying for the position and I have never got it. After visiting interview SOS, I’m now in the final part of interview process. The lesson was really helpful and I’m really glad I did it. There are many useful tips that will help you. Definitely worth it if you are trying to apply for your dream job.

Nicole (Education) – Lafayette, CA

Vijay was absolutely amazing! He was very knowledgeable in the job search field and gave me some great tips on what employers are looking for. Beyond worth the money! I have not started applying for jobs yet but my resume and cover letter look great and completely different than before (which is a great thing considering I never got a call back from any employers with my old resume although I met the qualifications). My friend is in the process of checking him out now and I will go back to him for one on one interview session when I get a call back *fingers crossed.* Thanks Vijay!

Una (Health care) – Marina del Rey, CA

5 +

I met with Vijay about 3 weeks ago. He prepared me in only ONE session to be fully prepared and confident for my interviews in education administration. I learned how to streamline my answers and project my passion for my work. Don’t waste your time and energy buying and reading interviewing skills books; Vijay has what you need to ace the interview. Worth the drive to LA and a bargain for his quality of service.

Thank you Vijay!

Elvira (Education)- Thousand Oaks, CA

I went here for my resume and interview preparation. VJ was great: he wrote a fantastic resume and cover letter and worked with me on my terrible interviewing skills. I left there full of great answers to interview questions. I would absolutely recommend Vj to anyone who wants to get an edge up in the job market.

Shana (Entertainment Management) – Middletown, NY

Thank you VJ. He was extremely helpful and went above and beyond to assist on a rush basis on more than once. He was available to answer questions and help as needed even outside of the regular business day. He is knowledgeable in this business.

R.C. (Sales) – San Marino, CA

Vijay is great!! He helped me to prepare for job interviews and with my resume. He helped me structure my thoughts to create answers to common questions that could be asked. I learned how showing passion for my work and preparing for interviews makes a BIG difference. I definitely felt more confident going into an interview. I’m glad I sought out help from Vijay. Highly recommend!

Jess (Human resources) – Long Beach, CA

Thanks to Interview SOS, I got the job offer I wanted! After the meeting with Vijay, I started getting second rounds, third / final round interviews and ultimately the job offer I wanted! THANK YOU!

Melaine (Finance / Investment Banking) – San Francisco, CA

In the past I’ve used online resources and well-known interview books. While those resources are helpful, Vijay does great job of pulling information from u to confirm you’re giving the best possible answers. In 2 hours you will have what you need to succeed in the interview. And while this is a business, Vijay actually seems to care about clients. This is the best interview prep that I am aware of and I would highly recommend it to anyone that has an upcoming interview.

Scott (Entertainment Media Management) – Los Angeles, CA

Being fresh out of college, it was difficult for me to know where to start when searching for a job. Naturally, I wanted a career that was in the field that I had been struggling to learn for the last 4 years. As it turns out, Vijay is a very good coach, and was able to show me exactly how to do what I needed to do. He helped me build up a resume, prepare for every question that they could throw at me, speak and dress professionally and confidently, and really present myself in a way that stood out. I am very happy to say that I got the job, and I couldn’t be happier! I really believe that I own the success of my interview to Vijay, he really does know what he’s doing, I highly recommend him to anyone who might be nervous before going to an interview.

Cassiel (Management Consulting) – St. Petersburg, FL

Vijay has an incredible educational class on job interviewing. I can’t recommend it enough. It was such a helpful class and easily one of the best purchases I have ever made. Again, thanks so much!

Julio (Education) – Oxnard, CA

Vijay is absolutely amazing!! He knows how to properly structure your work and provides great insight on what exactly you accomplished during your time on the job. Great listener with a great deal of wisdom on how to conduct yourself during an interview. With Vijay’s help I was able to live my dream and work as a Pro-Scout for the Oakland Raiders. He gave me confidence and helped me prepare for possible questions I could get asked. Outstanding work and very professional. Very kind and patient. If you need help in almost any field, VIJAY’S YOUR GUY!

Stacey (Education) – Redondo Beach, CA

VJ gets to the point, and got the job done for me! He was able to turn my resume into Gold. I highly recommend his service and the onsite meeting option.

JC (Legal) – Los Angeles, CA

My discussion with Vijay was valuable and I am glad I met him relatively early in my job search. He has helped me to identify and communicate my value to employers in the best way.

Chris (Operations) – Santa Monica, CA

Vijay is an outstanding mentor for effective interviewing technique. He really helped me to clarify my initially clumsy message into a compelling story that has engaged interviewers from multiple companies and positions. I feel like I have now cracked the ‘code??? and can compete for jobs that I am a great fit for. I strongly recommend Vijay for anyone that wants an approachable and an unbiased sounding board for their personal foundational narrative.

Jay (Law enforcement) – Redondo Beach, CA

I highly recommend VJ to anyone wanting to improve their delivery and get valuable feedback. He works miracles!

Arevik (Finance) – Los Angeles, CA

I didn’t know what to expect when I first signed up for Interview SOS Services, but after my first conversation with VJ, I knew it was money well spent.

I feel more confident about my upcoming interview thanks to my 2 hour session with VJ. He helped me formulate clear and concise answers to commonly asked questions.

His help with my cover letter and resume is what made this opportunity possible for me.

Deborah (Hospitality Management) – Lexington, KY

Vijay is a talented individual with deep knowledge and experience in many industries, so he understands career consulting very well and only offers his service because he is exceptional and very passionate about it. Working with him will get you on the right track guaranteed.

Matthew (Education) – Brentwood, CA

I was struggling to find a job as a travel agent after my husband and I moved to Los Angeles. English is not my 1st language and I trouble talking in interviews.
Vijay met with me and wrote my cover letter and resume. He also helped me prepare answers to common job interview questions. I was so well prepared for interviews that the boss at my new company offered me a job on the spot.
I strongly recommend Vijay to you.

Sally (Sales) – Los Angeles, CA

Interview Coaching FAQs

What is interview coaching?2018-07-02T02:24:59+00:00

The simple goal of interview coaching is to help applicants excel in their interview so they can get a job offer from their chosen company, or acceptance into their desired program or educational institution. The role of the interview coach is to help the applicants identify their professional strengths and credentials, show them the typical interview process, go through a mock interview session, and coach them on body language, speech tonality, and answering skills in a way that maximizes their chance of interview success. We help applicants to improve both their content (what they say) and their delivery (how they say it).

What is the benefit of interview coaching?2018-09-03T08:09:30+00:00

Our experts have earned the reputation of “miracle workers” who have a consistently successful record of delivering positive results for our interview-coaching clients. Most of our clients record their interview coaching sessions and notice a dramatic improvement in the content of their answers to common interview questions, their confidence levels, and the tone of their voice.

Our interview coaches will help you:

Summarize Your Qualifications Effectively, Including:

  • Educational Background
  • Professional Experience
  • Teamwork and Leadership Skills
  • Passion For Your Career and Desired Job
  • Past Accomplishments and Recognition

Overcome Common Interview Problems, Including:

  • Lack of Confidence
  • Nervousness and Anxiety
  • Not Knowing How to Answer Common Questions
  • English Language Skills / English as a Second Language

You will be AMAZED by what we can do and what you can accomplish in a single interview coaching session. You will come away from the session fully prepared and confident about your imminent interview. In addition, you will also gain important interviewing skills that will benefit your professional development in the long term.

How much does interview coaching cost?2018-09-03T08:12:05+00:00

Please click on the link below to see the pricing for services that best fit your needs.

Job Interview Coaching

College Admissions Interview Coaching

Graduate School Admissions Interview Coaching

Media Training / Interview Coaching for Media Interviews

What is the difference between interview coaching and career counseling?2018-07-02T02:38:15+00:00

The main goal of interview coaching is to help clients effectively prepare for an upcoming interview, so they can get their desired job or educational opportunity. On the other hand, career counseling is aimed at providing career guidance to clients in terms of choosing, changing, or leaving a career path.

Can you help me with my resume?2018-07-02T02:38:30+00:00

Absolutely! In fact, Interview SOS has helped thousands of job applicants get the job offer they were looking for by creating outstanding professional resumes. We will write a resume that emphasizes how your professional experience, educational background, and leadership activities differentiate you from the competition. To learn more about our resume writing service, please see our resume page.

Can you help me with my admissions interview for college, graduate school, or medical residency programs?2018-09-03T08:15:02+00:00

Interview SOS has helped thousands of clients succeed in their admissions interview and get into the college, graduate school, and medical residency programs of their choice. Please note that all admissions consulting services are handled through SOS Admissions, our sister company. To learn more specifically about the different types of interview coaching that may fit your needs, click on the respective link below:

College Admissions Interview Coaching
Graduate School Admissions Interview Coaching
Medical School Admissions Interview Coaching
Physician Assistant / PA School Interview Coaching
Medical Residency or Fellowship Interview Coaching

When is the best time to hire an interview coach? When is it too late to hire an interview coach?2018-09-03T08:17:39+00:00

It’s never too late to hire an interview coach. We have helped many clients prepare for job interviews the day before or even the morning of an interview. However, whenever possible, we suggest that a client meets with an interview coach at least a few weeks before the interview so that he or she can have ample time to practice and rehearse. Ideally, we suggest doing an interview coaching session at the beginning of your job search or higher education application process. The more time you have to prepare, the better you will perform in the actual interview.

I live far away from the Interview SOS office; can I still get interview coaching?2018-07-02T02:38:53+00:00

Interview SOS helps clients from across the United States and around the world to prepare for interviews via phone, Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, and any other video/audio chat apps that our clients prefer to use. Although some people prefer to have in-person, face-to-face meetings, having a remote interview coach is as effective as a local one. We have conducted thousands of successful mock interviews with our clients via Skype, FaceTime, and Google Hangouts.

I am not originally from the United States, and English is my second language. Can you help me with my interview?2018-09-03T08:19:03+00:00

We are experts at assisting clients whose first language is not English, helping them to apply for jobs, colleges, and grad schools. We understand the unique challenges faced by people coming from foreign countries and the cultural differences they may encounter in hiring and interviewing practices. For example, in an American job interview, it is very important to have a firm handshake. Modesty is valued in many Asian cultures, but it is seen as self-defeating in an American job interview. Applicants who don’t promote their own accomplishments and qualifications can thus come off as inadequate and unprepared.

Do you do mock job interviews?2018-09-03T08:22:21+00:00

Absolutely! Our interview coaching sessions are indeed structured as mock interviews. We will walk you step by step through a typical interview process, have you practice answering common interview questions, provide instant feedback, and create an all-purpose answers script. We will also train you on how to speak professionally, confidently, and definitively during an interview. In short, we have developed a propriety mock interview format that efficiently helps clients improve their interview performance.

I have an upcoming interview that is not for a job or admissions. Can you help me?2018-07-02T02:51:56+00:00

We help clients prepare for interviews in a wide variety of circumstances including:

    • Coaching clients who have upcoming media interviews
    • Helping middle school students interviewing for elite private schools such as Harvard Westlake and Philips Andover Academy.
    • Coaching college students interviewing for Rhodes or Marshall Scholarships
    • Job Exit Interviews
    • Performance Review Interviews
    • Requesting a Promotion
    • Requesting a Raise
    • Media Training
    • Television Interviews
  • Radio Interviews
  • Business Presentations
  • Business Consulting
Do you offer career coaching?2018-07-02T02:38:58+00:00

Yes. Please call for additional details.

I have an upcoming interview that is not for a job or college admissions. Can you still help me?2018-09-03T08:22:50+00:00

We help clients prepare for interviews in a wide variety of circumstances including:

  • Coaching clients who have upcoming media interviews
  • Helping middle school students who are interviewing for elite private schools such as Harvard Westlake and Philips Andover Academy.
  • Coaching college students interviewing for Rhodes or Marshall Scholarships
  • Job Exit Interviews
  • Performance Review Interviews
  • Requesting a Promotion
  • Requesting a Raise
  • Media Training
  • Television Interviews
  • Radio Interviews
  • Business Presentations
  • Business Consulting
What types of payment do you take?2018-09-03T08:22:17+00:00

Payment can be made through credit card (Paypal or Square) or cash.

Where are your offices? Is there parking?2018-07-02T02:44:17+00:00

Please see our contact us page. Paid parking is available at the “Park Here” sign on Glendon Street.