THE SKILLFUL DIFFERENCE

The fastest way from an interview to a job. Guaranteed.

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Meet Your Interview Coach, Pamela Skillings

Interview Coach & Skillful Co-founder

Pamela Skillings is considered the top interview coach in the country and has helped hundreds of people land their dream jobs.

Her proven approach is based on her unique combination of experience as a hiring manager, a human resources executive, and a professional coach.

In addition to her work with individual job seekers, top companies hire Pamela to consult on their hiring processes and she often conducts and sits in on real job interviews.

She knows what companies are looking for and how they evaluate candidates — and she shares that knowledge with her coaching clients.

“A guru in the world of job interviews.”

She is a Certified Professional Career Coach and a member of the Association of Career Professionals, the National Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches, and the International Coach Federation.

Pamela earned both her bachelor’s degree and her professional certifications in career planning and development from New York University, where she is currently an adjunct professor.

Pamela also frequently writes and speaks about career topics. Her book, Escape from Corporate America (Random House 2008), earned rave reviews and her writing has also been featured by About.com, The New York Times, and many other publications.

What others are saying

“My interview skills completely changed. I became so much better. I aced the interview and got into my dream company doing my dream job.”

- Morgan

“Coaching was an investment that really paid off for me. I got the job that I wanted and it’s going to make a difference for me and my family.”

- Eric

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Work one-on-one with one of the best coaches in the business. Call Now 888.880.3322!

Fast Track Interview Prep

One 90-min Coaching Session

$750

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One 90-min in-person (or video) session

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Plus two 60-min phone sessions
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Customized agenda based on your goals and needs

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Combination of practice, feedback, and coaching

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Tailored to focus on key issues related to your individual background, industry, and job opportunities

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Feedback-practice loop over multiple sessions allows for full mastery of interview skills
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Access to all Big Interview written and video training materials, covering all aspects of the interview and job search process

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Access to Big Interview practice tools for easy mock interviews whenever you need them

Effective Interviewing Package

4 Total Coaching Sessions

$2000

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Two 90-min in-person (or video sessions)
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Plus two 60-min phone sessions
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Customized agenda based on your goals and needs
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Combination of practice, feedback, and coaching

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Tailored to focus on key issues related to your individual background, industry, and job opportunities

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Feedback-practice loop over multiple sessions allows for full mastery of interview skills
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Access to all Big Interview written and video training materials, covering all aspects of the interview and job search process

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Access to Big Interview practice tools for easy mock interviews whenever you need them

Option 1

Fast Tracking Interview Prep

When you finally land that interview for your dream job, you want to be sure that you walk into that room feeling prepared and confident.

Schedule a practice interview and coaching session so that you’ll be polished and self-assured for your meeting.

Because you may not have a lot of time to prepare, we’ve designed a focused interview prep session to help get you interview-ready in 90 minutes.

Our session will include a mock interview, an interview debrief, coaching on talking points and interview style, and a second mock interview so you can apply what you’ve learned.

You’ll send your resume and the job description in advance so we can dive right in and use all 90 minutes to turn you into a lean, mean interviewing machine.

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Our Interview Prep Tool

Includes a complimentary membership to Big Interview, our online interview training platform that includes lessons on effective interviewing, a comprehensive interview question database, and a tool that allows you to conduct video practice interviews and submit them to your coach for review.

We'll Work On Your Schedule

Sessions can be conducted in our office in Manhattan or via video-conference from your home or office in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Hong Kong, or anywhere else (we’ll work with your schedule and your time zone).

Coaching Tailored To Your Experience

The Fast Track option works well if you have some interviewing experience already, but have been facing challenges (you’re feeling rusty, you’re having trouble “selling” yourself, or you’re just not getting the results that you want).

Option 2

Effective Interviewing Package

The Effective Interviewing Coaching Package consists of four sessions (two 90-minute in-person sessions, and two 60-minute phone sessions.) The two in-person sessions may also be conducted via video conferencing if more convenient.

You and Pamela will meet in-person (or via video conference) for 90 minutes. Pamela will get to know you and work with you to establish goals & strategies for your time together.

You will also participate in a practice interview customized for your job target(s) and Pamela will provide an assessment of your current interviewing style and identify areas to work on.

The rest of the session will be spent on additional practice questions and coaching based on your responses.

Pamela will provide homework assignments to work on between sessions and you will be provided with a digital video recording of your mock interview.

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Session #1

You and Pamela will meet in-person (or via video conference) for 90 minutes. Pamela will get to know you and work with you to establish goals & strategies for your time together.

You will also participate in a practice interview customized for your job target(s) and Pamela will provide an assessment of your current interviewing style and identify areas to work on.

The rest of the session will be tied to additional practice questions and coaching based on your responses.

Pamela will provide homework assignments to work on between sessions and you will be provided with a digital video recording of your mock interview.

Session #2

The second session is 60 minutes and conducted via telephone. The phone format allows you to focus on the content of your responses and also helps to prepare you for phone interviews (which are almost always part of the screening process for hiring companies).

You will answer practice questions, work with Pam on interview stories to demonstrate your strengths, and brainstorm with Pam about how to approach difficult questions and tricky topics.

Session #3

In this 60-minute phone session, Pamela will continue to work with you on your interview speaking points, role play with increasingly tougher interview
questions, and practice your skills.

Session #4

Your final session is another 90-minute session in-person (or via video conference). You will role play a formal mock interview and Pamela will evaluate both your responses and your physical presence.

You will then work with Pam to address any remaining gaps in your interview technique and finalize your plan to move forward.

You will be provided with a digital video recording of your mock interview so you can track progress (you’ll be amazed at the difference in your presentation and confidence between Session 1 and Session 4), and review your best answers, and play back Pamela’s advice and feedback.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I use interview coaching?

When you’re preparing for that important interview, there is no substitute for role playing and expert feedback.
Competition for jobs is at an all-time high, so being the best-prepared, battle-tested, interview-ready candidate can mean the difference between getting the job or not.
This is the single most effective way to make a great impression at your interview and maximize your chance of a job offer.

Why should I work with Pamela?

You get what you pay for. You will practice and train with an experienced coach who has made hiring decisions for Fortune 500 companies and helped hundreds of clients land new jobs and achieve career breakthroughs.
You will come away with confidence, and a competitive advantage over other candidates interviewing for the job you want.

Can Pamela help me prepare for an internship interview?

Yes, Pamela has extensive experience helping undergraduate and MBA students land prestigious internships.

How quickly can I get started?

Generally, your first session will be scheduled within 1-2 weeks. However, if you have an important interview scheduled, Pamela will make every effort to fit you in before your meeting.

What are Pamela’s qualifications?

Pamela Skillings spent 12 years working in executive level jobs in marketing and human resources for Fortune 500 companies (including Morgan Stanley, MasterCard International, and Citigroup) before launching her coaching and consulting practice in 2005.
She has worked with hundreds of coaching clients. Interview coaching is one of her specialties, though she also provides other types of career and business coaching.
Pamela’s company also works with corporate and government clients to develop training, retention, communications, and recruiting programs. Clients include Citigroup, American Express, Ernst & Young, the American Management Association, and the City of New York.
Pamela’s work with corporations keeps her up to date on hiring trends and the employer perspective, which helps inform her coaching work with job seekers.
In addition, Pamela serves as an adjunct professor at New York University, teaching courses in their graduate and continuing education programs for HR executives and career coaches.
Her formal training in career counseling and coaching is through New York University and the Professional Association for Resume Writers and Career Coaches.
Pamela’s first book, a career change and entrepreneurship guide, was published by Random House in 2008 and featured in The New York Times, Newsweek, and other publications. She is currently working on her second book.

Can Pamela help me land a Wall Street, investment banking, or hedge fund job?

Pamela spent more than 12 years working for financial services firms and has an in-depth understanding of the industry. In her five years as a career and interview coach, she has also worked with dozens of clients interviewing for investment banking, hedge fund, and other finance jobs.