NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In spite of technology's swift, efficient methods of communication, the face-to-face, one-on-one interview remains a key element to success. Whether vying for a seat in the competitive college admissions arena, trying to land that first paying job, hoping to be selected for an internship position or scholarship award or efficiently networking — how you present yourself at the interview is often the most important part of any application process. College Interview Counselors / Career Interview Coaches, LLC (www.collegeinterviewcounselors.com) has developed a successful interview training methodology and offers tips in their recently released first publication – College Interview Essentials.
Written by former Chairs of a top-level college interview committee, Peggy Nash Marx and Kyrie O'Connor, this book provides practical information on how a young texting society can prepare for the college interview – the write-up of which is included in the admissions file. Because interviewing is a life skill, which will be called upon for various opportunity challenges, College Interview Essentials (available on Amazon) offers guidance and structure on the interview process for college admissions and potential future positions. In addition, this pragmatic, hands-on manual, helps reduce stress for even the most anxious interviewers and parents in at least one element of the College Admission Process — the interview.
Common pitfalls plague even the most loquacious interviewees. Many parents believe that their teenagers will sail easily through the all-important interview. They speak well — they can wing it. Au contraire! The authors' experiences reveal that teenagers can relate unnecessary information as easily as they fail to convey supportive aspects of their personas.
Young people have not been offered a filter system to help determine what should and should not be said in an interview. So too, reticent applicants must summon the strength to express themselves verbally beyond monosyllabic responses. CIC authors Marx and O'Connor maintain that interviews should flow as conversations, not interrogations. The interviewer must be made to understand what makes an applicant tick. Why should a seat in the freshman class be offered to this student?
CIC trains young people, through consultations and workshops, on how to have an Impressive Interview. College Interview Essentials offers young adults guidance on how to gain successful interview skills – abilities that will be called upon throughout adulthood.