If English is your second language (ESL) you have some extra obstacles to overcome in the already difficult process of giving a great interview. Idioms, vocabulary, accents, and cultural differences give you some distinct challenges to face. We’ve developed a curriculum specifically for ESL job seekers to address these challenges.
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 for ESL candidates to help navigate the specific language and cultural expectations in the job interview. 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.
Knowing the basics of how most interviews are conducted and what is expected from you during the process will go a long way towards giving you the self-assurance you need to interview well. There may be some cultural or social differences that can really impact your interview performance as an ESL candidate. We’ll help you prepare for all of them.
Nonverbal communication says a lot about you before you answer a single question. Eye contact, body language, the quality and tone of your voice, and how you move all work together to form an immediate impression. Make sure it’s the impression you want to be making by mastering nonverbal communications before interview day.
Analyzing the job description correctly will give you insight into what kind of language to use in your interview to really communicate to the hiring manager that you understand the role. 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 is asked in nearly every job interview and allows you to 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.
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. It’s essential that your answers tell a compelling and impressive story. We’ll teach you the STAR method for answering behavioral questions across all standard competency areas.
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