Doing well in an job interview or internship interview can be critical to launching or furthering your career. Many professionals turn to us for interviewing skills training to gain confidence during employment interviews. Let us show you how to:

   Plan for the interview whether it’s by phone, videoconferencing, or in person

   Make a positive first impression

   Communicate effectively with eye contact, handshakes, body language, posture, and more

   Establish an instant rapport

   Speak clearly, with adequate volume

   Make appropriate small talk

   Link your experience to the job you're applying to

   Comfortably talk about yourself and your accomplishments

   Handle unexpected and challenging questions with ease

   Negotiate salary confidently and with credible evidence to support what you ask for  

   Communicate enthusiasm and friendliness

   Ask questions that demonstrate your interest and knowledge

   Manage multiple interviews within the same organization or when being interviewed by a group

   Deliver a presentation successfully when asked to do so as part of the interviewing process

   End the interview by making the equally important positive last impression

Click on Private Coaching or Group Training to learn more about the training format that's best for you.

"Janelle is a terrific interview coach. I don't think it is purely a coincidence that the first interview after her training led to an offer.I came out of my coaching session with stronger interview skills. Janelle tailored the coaching session to my needs, and we went over interview questions that I had trouble with in the past.”   – D J., Brighton, MA


"The Speech Coach Company helped immensely in my preparation for a major interview. I learned about my strengths and weaknesses, as well as key strategies to shape the interview and leave a lasting impression. The personal attention and guidance I received has enabled me to be more confident in what can naturally be a stressful setting. In addition, the skills I developed will help me in almost any business situation! If you want to ensure you present yourself in the most professional manner, I strongly recommend utilizing the expertise of the Speech Coach Company."

- John, PGA Professional

"I strongly recommend Janelle Winston for job interview training. It got me my new job! Janelle is very supportive and encouraging while assessing what your weaknesses are and making you practice until you get it right!

She helps you assess what will go over well with a prospective employer and helps you appear stronger in your presence without being intimidating.

She makes you do the hard things such as eye contact, smiling, stating your points in the best possible way, and learning what you’ll say in advance so you won’t be caught speechless. Janelle gives you the confidence you need to present yourself and continue until you get the job that’s right for you." 

- Educator, Massachusetts

"Janelle's coaching was extremely helpful.  Her cognizance of how speech patterns & affect influence relationship management & negotiation techniques were especially helpful for engineering managers like myself.  I certainly would recommend her for anybody who needs to hone their professional communication skills."

— Charles B.

"Janelle's Interviewing Skills Training provided for our son the knowledge, tools and practical skills that enabled him to be prepared and confident for one of the most important transitions in life.  He is graduating from Tufts University and we see him now actively pursuing job opportunities with enthusiasm and confidence as he presents himself in the interviewing process.  We are happy for him and very thankful to Janelle."

— Mary Jo & Matt Ricketson

"Working with Janelle made a huge difference in my job search process. I was concerned about my ability to demonstrate my range of skills during the interview and felt that I was losing out on positions that I knew I was capable of excelling at. Janelle gave me great advice on how to better explain the experiences I had in a more concise and positive way. I gained confidence in my ability to do both phone and in-person interviews well. We also discussed strategies for networking at conferences that were very helpful. After meeting her for only a few sessions, I was completely prepared to succeed at my interviews. My interview skills greatly improved and I know this strongly contributed to my ability to get multiple job offers within a couple of months. I recommend her services to anyone who is struggling with this difficult process. She is incredibly patient, understanding, encouraging, and knowledgeable at interview strategies, and will help you to get over what may feel like an insurmountable job search hurdle."

 Emily H. - Learning Specialist in Higher Education

“I worked for over ten years in the field of higher education, and like many other Americans in this recession, lost my job last year before Christmas. I was looking for a while and had only a few interviews with no results.

I came to Janelle all stressed-out and wanted to improve my interviewing and job-hunting skills. She pointed out that in addition to interviewing skills, assertiveness, listening, voice and diction skills are a must. We practiced in all the above mentioned areas. Janelle gave me invaluable advice and taught me how to effectively greet the interviewer, ""make small talk" and be a good listener through practice and exercises. This experience helped me to polish my skills from every angle, and in this very tough market I actually just got the job following Janelle's advice.

She is a great coach, caring and compassionate person and I recommend her sessions to anyone who wants to be a successful professional, leader and entrepreneur.”

– Irene, Boston

"I reached out to Janelle Winston after I had a job interview that I thought hadn't gone well. Janelle was prompt in her response and we got to work via Skype the same day I initially emailed her. She supplied a detailed and very helpful interview guide that I was able to use to identify areas in which I thought I needed the most help. Janelle is professional but very approachable and she helped me to feel prepared and at ease for next interview for a job that I really wanted. Janelle conducted a practice interview with me and my future employer actually asked most of the questions she rehearsed with me - even some obscure questions. I could not have been more satisfied with the results of my work with Janelle and would recommend her to anyone seeking professional interview coaching. Her guidance was integral in securing my first job! 

- Taylor Barrett, Collections Inventory Technican, Pennsylvania

Working with Janelle helped me tremendously. I was getting interviews but had trouble closing the deal. Janelle helped me improve my presentation of myself and brought up things I didn't realize I was doing. With her help, I was able to land a job that wouldn't have been possible for me to do at the beginning of my search. I would definitely recommend Janelle to anyone who needs that extra finish.

- Andrew Sheingold, Project Manager

"I am currently a rising junior at Fordham University, and I sought out Janelle for my first interview for an accounting internship. Going into the meeting I had no experience with interviewing or mock interviewing. After our sessions, I grew not only in my understanding of the process of interviewing but also developed confidence in interviewing. Janelle has such a positive and encouraging attitude as she coaches you through possible questions. She goes above and beyond what is expected of her job. For instance, she found and forwarded extremely helpful websites with information about the firm I had secured interviews with. Janelle genuinely cares about preparing you for the interviewing process." 

- Tess Favio, college student

"With Janelle's coaching, I landed my dream job off one interview! She helped me prepare for this crucial interview by coaching me to develop clear responses and speak with power, confidence and effectiveness. She was great with constructive feedback and she boosted my confidence and pointed out areas I could improve without making me feel self-conscious. Janelle made herself available for my needs and made sure I had plenty of quality practice. Thanks to her, I was confident and excited for my interview which improved my performance overall." 

- Manager, performing arts organization

Thank you so much for your informative presentation last night on Employment Interviewing for Success. When I walked in, I knew very little about how to do an online job interview via Skype and now I feel much more prepared if I am asked to do one.  

- resident, Newton, Massachusetts

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