Triple Your Chances At Winning a Job Offer From Your Very Next Interview
Are your interviewing skills holding you back from getting the residency, fellowship or career you’ve been dreaming of?
Are you ready to go beyond random “interview tips” online and learn a system that will win you the killer job and salary you deserve?
Do you need to stand above the competition and get the insider knowledge that will make you shine as a top candidate?
Introducing Big Interview
Even if you only have a day to prepare
Even if the position you want is ultra-competitive
Even if you can’t crack an initial phone interview
Hi, I’m Pamela Skillings. I’m an interview coach, career counselor, and bestselling author.
A few years ago, I started Big Interview to bring the same training and tools that I give to my elite clients during one-on-one coaching, to a larger group of achievers. Forbes calls it “one of the best websites for your career”.
What I’ve learned over decades of coaching individual clients and teaching hiring managers how to screen candidates is that there is a system for giving a winning interview . There’s a way to take away all the ambiguity, the well-intentioned but incorrect advice from family and friends, the nerves, and instead concisely present yourself in a way that “pushes all the right buttons” for a hiring manager.
But try googling “job interview advice” and see if you find anything that matches up.
You’d probably find anecdotes about humorous answers to “trick” questions (try at your own peril), reminders to bring a resume, and questions to ask on the day of your interview, or a list of common job interview questions.
But you won’t find the hands-on practice tools we’ve developed and tested with hundreds of thousands of users to help them confidently win their job interviews.
“A guru in the world of job interviews”
A Small Sample of Big Results from Big Interview Users
You start your day already wired from a restless night of sleep and make a quick “Job interview today- wish me luck!” post on social media. The radio is turned off during the commute — instead, you’re totally tuned in to all the nervous self-talk in your head (“What if they ask about that gap in my resume? Are there going to be other people there waiting to interview for the same job? Awkward!”). Before leaving the car, you pause for a couple of deep breaths… but the momentary sense of calm is probably gone as soon as you’ve set foot into this new, unfamiliar building.
Once you’re finally called in for the interview, you smile through the nerves, but are only half present — busily analyzing everything you say and noticing small details in the room while speaking. Maybe at some point you’re caught off-guard by an unexpected question and stumble over your words while searching for an answer. Or you totally forget to mention how you spearheaded an incredible project that tripled sales at your last company.
Your nerves disappear as you leave, but you also have no idea how that interview went! The feeling is markedly better than the potentially dangerous heart rate you had an hour ago, but you don’t necessarily feel any closer to your dream job or the new career you were looking forward to.
You wake up with all the confidence of an army general who not only just read “The Art of War”, but also saw the enemy’s entire battle plan. You know exactly how the day ahead of you is going to go — you’ve planned and prepared for this thoroughly. The email you got last night from Big Interview with a “Pre-Interview Checklist” and last-minute resources gave you an easy night’s sleep. Today, you take a huge stride towards reaching your full potential.
The confidence doesn’t come from just knowing exactly what questions the interviewers will ask, and the best ways to answer each — you’ve also discovered exactly what makes you a star candidate. You know the unique skills and traits you have that will get hiring managers dying to hire you. You feel like a million bucks.
The interview itself goes smoothly. After all, you’ve prepared, practiced, and refined these answers. You even put yourself through much more stressful situations and difficult questions while practicing. At this point, it all feels easy.
You head home with full confidence that not only did the interview go well, you did everything in your power to prepare and show off your strengths. You’re operating at the top of your game.
Want your next interview to feel more like OPTION #2?
Let’s dig into exactly how to make that happen…
The Top 3 Challenges You’ll Face in an Interview
There are 3 main challenges that you’ll face walking into any interview — whether you’re a college student vying for that great internship or a C-level executive being considered by a Fortune 500 company.
If you can focus your preparation to solve just these three challenges, you’ll be unstoppable in any interview. Here’s how to do it:
Know Exactly What Questions To Expect
Besides being the most common source of pre-interview anxiety, not knowing what questions to expect can leave you stuttering or stuck in key moments of the interview.
You can find our free guide to the top 10 most common interview questions on our blog, but you’ll also need to know about questions specific to your experience level, your industry, your job role, and key “competencies” like teamwork and leadership. (There are thousands of these inside Big Interview, complete with insider insights and expert-crafted sample answers).
Craft Great Responses That WOW Interviewers
Forget rambling on and on or losing your train of thought.
You need to carefully think about the best way to answer each question, pick stories that make your skills and achievements shine, and give the interviewer everything they’re looking for.
That’s right: stories. The “Answer Builder” tool inside Big Interview will help you mine the depths of your memory to find the right stories to tell, and then walk you step-by-step through scripting these stories into a proven format that captivates interviewers. And of course, our training curriculum gives you all the “triggers” and competencies you’ll want to make sure to “check off” in your answers.
Overcome Your Nerves And Deliver Naturally
Sure, you don’t want to be a nervous wreck, but you also don’t want to be a robot! If you don’t practice your answers, you’ll never feel completely satisfied with the interview.
Careful and thorough practice is the name of the game if you want to fix your body language and catch all those pesky “uh”s and “ummm”s.
Big Interview will help you practice for any nuanced situation you might face —prepping you for everything from confrontational hiring managers to unpredictable questions (-or even inappropriate ones to sidestep!) You won’t get our years of research and testing by asking a friend (or a mirror) to be your practice buddy.
Are you ready to tackle your job interview the way top achievers do?
Introducing Big Interview
A Proven System for Better Interview Skills.
Developed by top interview expert Pamela Skillings, Big Interview combines a full lesson curriculum with a powerful practice tool to give you everything you need to succeed.
A Full Training Course + A Powerful Practice Tool
When preparing for a job interview, it’s not enough to just read advice — you need to put that advice into practice! That’s why Big Interview isn’t just a training course.
Our interview practice software connects with your webcam and lets you practice with our library of thousands of mock interviews tailored to your specific job, industry, and experience level. Never miss a question again!
Just how good is Big Interview at training you to win?
“I only had a couple of days to prepare but nailed the interview today. I know I have a few days left to cancel but feel free to charge my account for another month. It was totally worth it. Felt very prepared. Thanks, Pam.”
A Sneak-Peek at Exactly What’s Inside Our Elite-Level Training
Full Lesson Curriculum
Get Interview Training Direct From The Expert
Ten modules full of video and written training from Pamela Skillings From learning Job Interview Fundamentals in Module 1, to learning how to close the interview and Ask Smart Questions in Module 10, our full video curriculum leads you through every step of the interviewing process. Here you’ll learn how to confidently answer even the toughest questions and learn up-to-date strategies you won’t find anywhere else.
Mock Interview Practice Tool
The Most Important Step of Interview Prep
Industry-specific, difficulty adjusted, and always available. Get a well-rounded view of the type of questions to expect during your interview and practice answering them all. Whether they’re behavioral/competency-based questions or questions specific to your industry (100+ industries covered!), we’ve got you covered. Practice makes perfect!
The 5-step Framework for Crafting Perfect Answers
Take your unique background and experience to craft interview answers that WOW with this proven 4-step framework. No more reciting stock answers from the internet or “stretching the truth” — use the answer builder to shine as a candidate and tell stories that clearly communicate key competencies to hiring managers.
Inside Pamela’s expert training…
Series of short 5-10 minute lessons designed to get you really good really fast
Job Interview Best Practices
Types of Interviews
Types of Interviewers
Answering Inappropriate Questions
What to Wear
Mastering Nonverbal Communication
Analyzing Job Descriptions
Tell Me About Yourself
Why Do You Want To Work Here?
Talking About Strengths
Talking About Weaknesses
Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?
Questions to Ask
In-depth lessons to cover all aspects of even the toughest interviews
Job Interview Fundamentals
- Job Interviews 101
- Different kinds of interviews and preparing for them
- Getting inside the interviewer’s head
Interview Best Practices and Common Mistakes
- Understanding the big picture
- Common mistakes and how to avoid them
- Dealing with inappropriate or illegal questions
Mastering Nonverbal Communications
- Giving good eye contact
- Communicating with body language
- Find your voice and building confidence
Analyzing the Job Description
- 5-step analysis process
- Identifying your selling points
- Anticipating questions
“Tell Me About Yourself”
- What to do and not to do
- 3-step approach to crafting a strong answer
- Putting it all together
“Why Do You Want To Work Here?”
- Why interviewers ask this question
- 2 key components to a great answer
- Crafting your answer
Behavioral Questions and Your Interview Stories
- Why interviewers ask behavioral questions
- The power of storytelling
- STAR Approach and choosing stories
Your Strengths and Weaknesses
- Choosing strong strengths
- The magic ingredient to your weakness answer
- Picking your best answers
“Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?”
- Why you’re asked about career goals
- How to answer
- How NOT to answer and pitfalls
“Ask Smart Questions”
- Preparing great questions
- Avoiding bad questions
- 5 smart questions that will make you look amazing
In these lessons, you’ll learn…
How to avoid common pitfalls with interview answers and use every response to position yourself as a top candidate
Learn the psychology and nuances behind interview questions that most candidates miss — these are what get hiring managers excited to give you the job offer
Negotiation techniques to take your top performance beyond the interview to get the salary you deserve
Cutting Edge Interview Training At A Fraction Of The Cost
Instant access to the full 10+ Module Video Curriculum, powerful Interview Practice Tool and Question/Answer Library, the Answer Builder, and more – is just $79 for 30 days of access.
Private coaching clients pay Pamela Skillings thousands of dollars for her interview training.
With Big Interview, you get access to all the same lessons, insider insights, and practice tools for a fraction of the cost. You’ll see the incredible return on investment as soon as your next interview.
Make an important investment in your career and future when you start using Big Interview today.
More importantly, your purchase is backed by our 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. We stand behind our training 100%. If you aren’t thrilled with the improvement in your interviewing, just email us and we’ll immediately refund the purchase.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know this will work for me?
We know Big Interview works, because we’ve tested and refined our platform with hundreds of thousands of job seekers before you. Their feedback speaks for itself! (There are even more testimonials to check out if you read on.)
In addition to developing Big Interview, 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.
Our coaching 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.
I don’t think I have time to use Big Interview before my next interview. How long does it take?
Don’t worry if last-minute anxiety is what brought you to this page, you’re in good company. We’ve even developed special features and training in Big Interview for when you’re down to the wire. Our “Fast Track” curriculum will give you all the essentials you need for an interview in less than two hours. Popping open the Interview Practice tool can give you some much-needed preparation in just half an hour (with plenty of insights and sample answers along the way).
It’s not easy to even get to the point where you’re interviewing. Don’t let a good opportunity go to waste. Isn’t it worth investing a few hours in your future?
I’m not sure I’m ready to start using Big Interview yet. Shouldn’t I wait until I have an interview on the calendar first?
You’ll be able to make full use of Big Interview immediately, whether you have an interview on the calendar or not. Not only do we have training modules on resumes, cover letters, and landing interviews that could help, but you definitely won’t want to miss the lessons on initial phone interviews.
If you want to seriously dig in for a competitive interview or just become a true interview wiz, the “Mastery Track” curriculum has over 6 hours of video content for you to learn from — plus the wealth of questions and mock interviews inside the Interview Practice tool means you can start preparing as early as you want and never run out of new areas to explore!
Why is access to Big Interview sold on a monthly basis?
Because most of our customers are the proactive type, they usually use Big Interview for 2-3 months while taking on a new job hunt/career change. BUT we want candidates who need last-minute preparation to have affordable access to our training as well — so we’re able to offer one month of access as a cheaper alternative. There’s no minimum commitment, and canceling is as easy as pushing a button or sending a quick email.
Get Instant Access to Big Interview For Just $79
Start your one-month access pass to Big Interview today and start preparing for your future. Use the Lesson Curriculums, the Interview Practice Tool, the Answer Builder- and watch your upcoming interviews transform into exciting opportunities you can confidently seize, instead of anxiety attacks.
If you don’t see the improvement? Take advantage of our full 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. We’re so confident in our training that we’ve taken away all the risk.
Become Our Next Success Story When You Land Your Dream Job
“I had been looking for a job for the last five months. I had a lot of difficulties at first- I didn’t realize the importance of preparation until I got rejected for a job. I used to think that formal education and experience were more than enough. Your simple, straightforward and effective sample answers definitely helped me in my job interview preparation- I have now attained my desired role of Financial Accountant, WITH the salary I wanted! Thank you very much for all your support.”
“I wanted to let you know that I received a call from our College President today unofficially offering me the new Senior Director of Operations position. I have worked with and for the President for 21 years which makes it difficult to make a new impression. But he told me that he was blown away at how well I interviewed and that I made him feel young and energized by my energy and passion for the job. In the end I had a total of 6 separate interviews for this position. All the practice gave me that extra boost of confidence I needed to go into the interviews knowing that I would be ready for whatever they asked. Thank you so much for your expertise and support.”
In less than 60 seconds, you’ll be taking your first step on the path to your next job (and next salary!)
And remember, the entire course is backed by a 100% iron-clad, money-back guarantee.
Try the entire course at my risk. I’m confident you’ll see extraordinary results.
P.S. – DON’T walk into another interview without at least trying Big Interview and seeing how the training inside changes your approach. You can always make use of the 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
See you on the inside!