Have you ever been in a coaching interview and absolutely bombed on answering questions you knew you should have nailed?
- Maybe you talked too much?
- Maybe you didn’t talk enough?
- Maybe you didn’t fully understand the question and you rattled off a response that was completely irrelevant to the question?
Being able to tell your story during a coaching interview requires three key points: Problems. Solutions. Results.
- State what the problems were in your former position
- Focus on what you specifically did to provide or implement solutions
- Finally, discuss your results and provide concrete evidence
No matter how tough the questions might be, an AD or head coach is looking to determine your value in relation to their needs. Therefore, it is important that your answers demonstrate how you brought value to your previous programs or institutions. Using the three key points above will help you keep your answers brief and to the point.
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Written By: Bill Vasko – CEO, XO Coach