Millions of people have been laid off due to the economic impact of COVID-19. If you are one of these people, it’s obvious finding another job is your first and greatest priority. With job searching being a full-time job in itself, you can’t afford to waste any interview opportunity that comes. You will face unique challenges as a candidate who has been laid off. We’re here to help make your next interview your last.
There’s a lot of advice out there, but none of it will be designed for your unique situation. 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.
Pamela Skillings is a job interviewing expert and has done all of the hard work for you. This curriculum was designed specifically to help job seekers navigate the major disruption in their work life that being laid off causes. 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. We’ll take you step-by-step through our formula for building job-winning answers to the most common and challenging interview questions.
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 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.
As someone who’s been laid off, you will have to change your interview approach to address your new circumstances. Reviewing the basics of interviewing will get you up to speed quickly, and will give you an updated lay of the land if it’s been awhile since your last interview.
For those who have been laid off, this is one of the trickiest questions to navigate. We’ll teach you how to discuss your circumstances with ease and confidence by crafting an answer that puts any fears to rest without raising any red flags.
Analyzing the job description correctly is a key component to interviewing well, yet it’s often overlooked in preparation. We’ll teach you how to craft your interview answers around the job description and help you demonstrate why you’re the perfect hire.
This question often comes in the form of “where do you see yourself in 5 years?” and similar phrasing. For someone who’s been laid off, the hiring manager will be specifically interested in your reliability as an employee. Giving strong answers to questions about your career goals is an essential skill to have when interviewing after being laid off.
Questions about weaknesses are an opportunity to address the elephant in the room and reframe your background in your own words without giving rise to concerns about your future performance. We’ll give you guidance on answering questions about weaknesses from the more typical scenarios to the most delicate situations.
Those “Tell me about a time...” questions are VERY common, especially at mid-size to large firms where the interview process is structured. We’ll show you how to use behavioral questions as one of the greatest opportunities in the interview to demonstrate the strength of your skillset and why you are absolutely qualified for the position.
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