Today is Veterans Day, a day to pause and show our gratitude to all of the veterans who have served the U.S. For the third year in a row, we are saying thank you by offering free Big Interview memberships to all veterans seeking new job opportunities.
While the job market is improving (more of our clients seem to be landing new jobs every month), it’s still competitive out there. Returning veterans have to deal with all of the hassles of the job search plus the challenge of making the transition from military to civilian life. This means re-evaluating career goals, identifying transferable skills, and learning how to present one’s military accomplishments in a way that makes them relevant and compelling for non-military employers.
Free Interview Training for Vets
Big Interview can make that career transition easier for our veterans (and for anybody eager to stand out from the general applicant pool). The free membership provides access to our complete online job interview training system, including:
- 40+ video lessons on interview best practices,
- A comprehensive interview question database and sample answers
- Our cutting-edge mock interview module that lets you practice your answers until they’re perfect. Mock interviews cover 20+ industries, dozens of competencies, experience levels from intern to senior executive, and difficulty levels from basic to excruciatingly difficult.
- Our Answer Builder tool, which can help veterans hone the stories of their military accomplishments to showcase transferable skills and answer behavioral questions beautifully.
If you’re a US military veteran who could use some help acing your next job interview, please send an email to vets [at] biginterview.com to request your free account any time during the month of November.
Interview Coaching Giveaway
During November, we will also be giving away two free interview coaching sessions to veterans who could use one-on-one feedback and support. To enter to win a free coaching session with interview coach Pamela Skillings, send us an email to (vets [at] biginterview.com) by Tuesday, November 18, 2014 and tell us a little bit about your job search challenges and how you think interview coaching can help.
If you win, you’ll have the opportunity to practice interviewing with an experienced coach and get honest, constructive feedback on how to improve and make a better impression in your next interview.
Coaching sessions will be offered via video-conference, so it doesn’t matter where you live as long as you have (or can borrow) a webcam and an internet connection. We can help you get set up if you’re new to video interviewing.
No purchase is necessary to win. We will choose winners based on who makes the best case for being able to benefit from interview coaching.
Heads Up on Another Free Resource for Veterans
Finally, I also wanted to give a shout-out to LinkedIn for offering free premium memberships to veterans. The premium membership offers advanced job search tools and more ways to connect with employers and build your network. I highly recommend that you take advantage of this offer, even if you’re not actively searching for a job right now.