Cynthia, San Francisco
During a standard orientation meeting we found our new client, Cynthia had navigated a screening interview, concluded a second interview with the head of HR, and had a pending third interview scheduled. Cynthia told her Executive Career Consultant that she was concerned with the possibility of success, and that she felt she was in over her head.
Armed with that knowledge, we reprioritized our program plan with Interview Assessment and Coaching as our #1 focus. We provided Cynthia with a list of the most typical interview questions and asked her to answer them exactly as she would during the interview. At this point we provided her with zero coaching. Once Cynthia’s answers came back, we developed a curriculum and scheduled a one-on-one coaching session. During that session, we collaborated on how she felt about her answers, as well as our opinions and the potential positive and negative consequences.
By the end of the session, we had delivered very blunt and honest opinions, given our experience, and explained the nuances and strategy to achieve success. We authored new answers and conversation elements, with her specific feelings and inputs in mind. We roleplayed to ensure Cynthia’s execution would be elevated to be best she could possibly deliver.
The day of the third interview came and we waited with baited breath for Cynthia’s update. When she called she was elated. She told us that the interview was an outstanding success! We all beamed with pride not only at her execution, but her comments that the interview assessment and coaching service The Barrett Group provided made all the difference in the world. She thanked her executive career consultant for her expertise, and commented that there was no way she would have survived the interview without her assistance.
The best news came when Cynthia received the initial offer. The first offer came in $20,000.00 higher than the amount that was discussed during the screening interview. She told us that this was a direct result of her executing our interview strategy. Cynthia then followed our Offer Assessment and Negotiation process, and in the end she was able to successfully negotiate the final offer up another $35,000.00. Talk about a return on investment! It does not get any better than that!