Reentering the workforce after an absence can happen for many reasons. If you’ve been a stay-at-home parent, caretaker, suffered illness, or have simply been at the same company for many years, you’re going to be rusty at interviewing. And make no mistake, the game has changed since you’ve been gone.
There’s a lot of advice out there, but none of it is designed with reentering the workforce after a long absence in mind. That’s what makes Big Interview such a powerful tool. Our curriculum allows you to custom tailor your learning experience by industry, difficulty level, learning style, interview question type, and more. You’re in complete control in a low-pressure environment that allows you to practice at your own pace.
Pamela Skillings is a job interviewing expert and has done all of the hard work for you. This curriculum was designed to get you up to speed quickly after being away from the workforce. Don’t just hope you’ll find the right information somewhere on the web. Allow us to curate the learning experience for you, providing you with only the information that is relevant to you in a format you can actually use in a real-life situation to get real-life results.
We offer unique practice tools that will help you apply what you've learned to the wide variety of interview situations you will face.
It’s easy to think you’ll know what to say when the time comes, but we’ve seen very talented and qualified candidates blow it on interview day by not preparing well, especially when they’ve been out of the workforce awhile. We’ll take you step-by-step through our formula for building job-winning answers to the most common and challenging interview questions.
When it comes to building confidence, there is no substitute for good practice. Our mock interview practice tool allows you to choose from hundreds of question sets that prep you for everything from confrontational hiring managers to unpredictable questions. Enjoy limitless chances to record your responses in a low-pressure learning environment, and make all of your mistakes in practice so you can knock it out of the park on the big day.
Our cutting-edge AI feature analyzes your answers and offers invaluable feedback on how to improve, including use of “umms”, filler words, eye contact, rate of speech, and vocabulary. More and more companies are using AI to screen candidates for video interviews. You’ll be head and shoulders above the crowd by training for these interviews using the same technology.
There are many legitimate reasons why there may be a gap on your resume. Your challenge will be demonstrating to the hiring manager that these gaps are not indicative of your abilities as an employee. We’ll walk you through the best approach to answering questions about your time away from the workforce.
You may have not interviewed in awhile due to working in the same position for many years, but now you’re up for a promotion. Internal interviews can feel like they’ll be easier because you know the company (and possibly) the person who will be interviewing you, but this is not necessarily the case. We’ll guide you through what pitfalls to avoid for internal interviews.
This question is asked in nearly every job interview and allows you to address the elephant in the room and set the tone for the conversation. It gives you some power and autonomy in the interview situation where you may otherwise feel nervous and at the mercy of your interviewer. We’ll teach you how to tell your story and ensure you make a first impression that leads to a job offer.
This question can sometimes also be asked as,“Why this career path?” or “Why this company?”. The goal of the interviewer is to get an idea about your career trajectory and commitment to your goals. We’ll show you how to put their minds at ease and give a solid, impressive answer.
Questions about weaknesses are an opportunity to address things the hiring manager may be concerned about (your career goals, your time management, your commitment to the company) in a way that demonstrates how you’ve grown and improved as an employee through your career while also not raising any red flags. We’ll teach you how to achieve this balance when answering this tricky question.
It’s natural to get nervous before a job interview, especially if you’re reentering the workforce after a long absence. Someone is about to scrutinize your appearance, work history, and career choices. This can be nerve-wracking! We’ll teach you some proven techniques for getting your interview nerves under control and excelling under pressure.
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