Move your career forward
Career coaching will help you accelerate your progress toward any career goals — earning a promotion, shifting career paths, building your leadership skills, navigating a transition like a company reorganization, dealing with a challenging work environment, and more.
Work with Pamela to achieve your career goals more quickly. She can also support you in reducing stress and maximizing your energy to empower you to attain success in both your work and life goals.
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
Here’s what you get with ongoing career coaching with Pamela:
- A strategy advisor to support you in setting your goals and developing your action plans
- An accountability partner to keep you on track with your action plans — a proven defense against the urge to procrastinate
- An analyst to provide tools to clarify your values and evaluate your strengths and weaknesses
- A motivator to help you eliminate obstacles and power through barriers
- A sounding board for prioritizing and handling work and life challenges
- A trusted ally to truly listen and provide the understanding and/or a reality check
Coaching = Results
Here are some interesting findings from recent studies of the impact of coaching within top organizations:
A study commissioned by Right Management Consultants found a return-on-investment of dollars spent on executive coaching of nearly 600%.
A study by the Manchester Consulting Group found the following benefits of coaching:
- Improved Relationships 77%
- Improved Teamwork 67%
- Improved Job Satisfaction 61%
- Improved Productivity 53%
An International Personnel Management Association survey found that productivity increased by 88 percent when coaching was combined with training (compared to a 22 percent increase with training alone).
Here’s How Pamela’s Clients Benefit from Ongoing Coaching
1. Starting Strong in a New Job:
2. Accelerating Success:
Coaching empowers clients to move forward in their careers by supporting them in taking on new projects, maximizing performance, achieving development goals, improving relationships, building leadership skills, and identifying and seizing opportunities to advance.
3. Navigating Change:
Change is a constant in today’s business world. Pamela helps clients anticipate external change (company reorganization, new manager, company strategy adjustment, etc.) and position themselves to make the most of it.
Pamela also helps clients clarify when they must make their own changes (move internally, leave the company, explore new directions, reduce stress, change limiting behaviors) and supports them through their transformations.
How Ongoing Coaching Works
Coaching sessions can be conducted in person at our Manhattan office, at your offices, via video conference, or via phone.
Typically, sessions are conducted weekly or every two weeks, depending on the client’s goals and needs.
Pricing varies based on format and session length. Contact us to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I use interview coaching?
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.
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 prepare for an internship interview?
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Why should I work with Pamela?
You will come away with confidence, and a competitive advantage over other candidates interviewing for the job you want.