« I found Flavia through LinkedIn and she responded immediately with my last-minute request to prepare for an interview. We did this over Skype since my first interview was also going to be through this platform, and she provided feedback, especially on how to word my answers. With her help, I made it through the second round of interviews, and we worked together again (this time in person). For each session, she came prepared with different questions that were relevant to my position, it was evident that she tailored the interview to the job description and my resume. Flavia is also very personable, as she followed up each step of the way and gave me extra tips to overcome my anxiety and fears! In the end I was shortlisted for the position, but the employer was looking for someone with a technical skill I did not have. I definitely recommend her services, it had been a while since I had to apply for jobs and practicing with Flavia gave me the confidence to impress the interviewers! »
MBA, MSc, Business Developer
« I benefited form the service. It was a mock job interview. I spent over 90 minutes with 2 consultants to go through the interview simulation and the debriefing. The exercise has been conducted without any complacency and provided me with several hints for improving my future interviews.
I warmly recommend to all professionals – whether they are in job transition or not – to take advantage of this value adding service, and I thank the consultants for sharing their experience in a demanding, professional and constructive way! »
Founder CAP Conseil en Affaires Publiques
« During my job search, thanks to this service, I participated to a job interview simulation.
By doing this exercise, I put myself into the real context, and I prepared for the job interview simulation with the same tension and apprehension as for a real one. I needed to know which impression and image I project to a recruiter, if my verbal communication and my body language are coherent, if I am able to clearly convey my key competencies, if I answer to difficult questions in an appropriate manner and whether I can reassure and convince the interviewers with effective answers and without loosing myself in details.
I felt that I was in a real job interview! As I wanted to practice an interview in English, the consultants interviewed me alternating between French and English as in a real situation. Moreover, they asked me difficult and unexpected questions, as happens in reality.
Feedback was provided in a constructive and friendly way, highlighting both my strengths and some small points to pay attention to. I left with food for thought and advice tailored to me. Since then I have been working to improve my pitch and to give more value to my professional background and experience.
This has been a very enriching experience and I felt valued by these professional people. This exercise significantly helped me to regain self-confidence, to believe in my competencies, to reassure me about my ability to convince , and – last but not least – to motivate me in my job search which is capital in a job transition period.
I warmly recommend to anyone who is looking for a job and/or has not done job interviews for a while, to go through this exercise, and to benefit from the expertise of a team of experienced professionals. »
Project Coordinator Sales, Marketing, Events
« I found the services to be extremely helpful on several different levels.
Firstly, the consultants are professionals who have experience in Human Resources and the corporate world and know what interviewers look for and want from a potential employee.
Secondly, they analyze your performance and provide useful feedback on various job hunting tools ranging from cover letters to resumes to interviewing.
It’s thanks to the skilled consultants that I was able to significantly improve my cover letter writing techniques, learning how to capture the attention and interest of the company to which I am writing and to make them see why I deserve to already be part of their corporate team.
Furthermore, the mock interview provided me with important feedback that I was immediately able to apply to future interviews. Many people believe to have the necessary skills to undertake job-hunting, but in fact, we could all learn a key trick or two to add to the toolbox.
All in all, I encourage EVERYONE to take advantage of this important service to improve their job search skills and have already suggested it to my own friends who have been equally pleased! »
Dr. Liz Huber
Chemical / Mechanical Engineer
« After my training as a butcher and 5 years of work in a Coop butcher department, I become assistant and then store manager. Then I have been department manager at Micarna SA.
During an unemployment period, I took advantage of a job interview simulation with Mrs Spasiano. The professionalism, the seriousness and the appropriateness of the questions asked by the interviewers allowed me to become more aware of the points I should work on, and that I should better prepare for certain types of questions.
In the real interviews I did after the simulation exercise, I put in practice the advice I had received. This allowed me to be effective, more self confident, and even to impress the interviewers with my level of preparation!
I want to thank Mrs Spasiano and her colleague who conducted the session with her for what their work brought me. »
« In work for over 20 years, my business environment has been continuously evolving. From the technical point of view, I kept myself up to date in terms of knowledge and competences thanks to an appropriate continuous education.
Despite my profile and the good content of my CV, at a certain point, I realised that I was less prepared when it came to present my projects and defend them in front of an audience of decision makers or entrepreneurs.
The Interview-Lab team allowed me to fill this gap by sharing their experience with me. Thanks to their workshop based on practice and simulation of real situations, I quickly enhanced my ability to give value to my own competencies and have a more effective communication when facing decision makers. Today, my ability to convince allows me to be at ease in a strategic meeting with influential people.
I warmly recommend the Interview-Lab service to all people desiring to boost their communication skills potential. »
« InnoPark having tested these job interview simulation sessions from August to November 2014 with 21 participants, I have sufficient evidence and feedback from candidates to say that the experience was worth it and the concept was successfully perceived.
Therefore I recommend this service to people who are in job transition. »
François A. Egger
InnoPark Suisse SA
Director & Coordinator Suisse Romande
« I met Flavia at Symposium Career in Science. Her talk was impressive, and I thought would be interesting to kept in touch. Flavia is a good listener and gave me many advise for my career development, and also good tips about the CV preparation. After our meeting I look with more interest also to some “hidden” skills that I was not taking in consideration before, but that could be important to attract the interest of the recruiters.»