Rockstars aren’t created overnight. Neither are Interview Rockstars. It takes at the very least an excellent resume and polished interview skills. Interviews are tough. Period. As a candidate going onsite or being called for an interview, you are in the very nerve-wracking position. You don’t have a lot of control. What questions will they ask of you? Do you know the style of the interview? Do you know how long the interview will last? What can you do now?
• You owe it to yourself to be prepared and confident.
• We exist to help you have the best possible resume, and the best possible interview skills.
• Let’s get you ready to rock. Read on.
Format? Font alignment? Active verb tenses? Bullet point flow? Objective and quantitative phrases? Let us help you make it better.
Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. This is not rocket science. If you practice at interviewing, you WILL become better at it.
Check us out. Pick the service that works for you. Email us everything you want us to know. We talk. We agree. We work together.
From $30 to $250, we offer exactly nine services. You pay us first. We work second. Everyone leaves happy. The end. For real.
We offer nine basic services. Nothing less, nothing more. Nothing we do will make you “get” a job. That’s your mission. Ours is simple: make your resume better, and make you better at interviewing.
Our promise to you is equally simple, and comes in two parts:
1. Your resume will be better after working with us.
2. Your interview skills will be sharper after working with us.
Our services are separated into 3 stages: Resume, Interview and Encore. We offer 4 Resume services, 3 Interview services, and 2 Encore services. Click on a star below to learn more about each service. That’s it. We like to rock it simple.
Let our Interview Rockstar team review your resume and give you our tough, honest and critical feedback. You will receive an email within two business days that will have an attached Critique PDF. The PDF document will give you our feedback in the following resume areas: Formatting, Structure, Keep & Toss, Summary.
Let our Interview Rockstar team revamp your resume. A Revamped resume will have the following changes made: structure, word choice, verb tenses and overall formatting to ensure consistency throughout your resume. You will receive your newly revamped resume via email in the following versions: Word and PDF. Our team will take 2-3 business days to turn-around a Revamp to you. A Revamp creates a much more powerful representation of your professional experience.
A Redo is just what it sounds like: your resume totally redone. The vast majority of formatting, document flow, bullet structure, sentence and word choices will be updated and changed to reflect the most professional reflection of your career and experience history. A Redone resume is a new resume – better, cleaner, stronger. You will receive your Redone resume via email in the following versions: Word and PDF. Depending on the state of your original resume, it could take the Interview Rockstar team 3-4 business days to turn-around a Redo to you.
Built from Scratch
You start with practically nothing and are returned with a brand spanking new Built from Scratch resume. Your new 100% customized resume will sing your professional accomplishments in clean design, modern formatting, and superior word choices throughout. Your BFS resume will be delivered to you in both Word and PDF versions. In order to choose this service, you need to plan on at least one 30-minute call with Interview Rockstar where we can get all the information we need to build you a rockstar-grade resume.
Jam Session (60 minutes):
A Jam Session is really driven by you – you get to tell me what you want to focus on during our hour-long call. My recommendation would be that we spend about 15% of our time talking about your resume, with you taking notes on my suggested edits. The vast majority of our time – around 80% of it, we can spend discussing specific interview/selection/strategy topics that are most important to you as you prepare for prospective interviews. We definitely want to spend about 5% of our time for wrap-ups and conclusions regarding next steps for you. Within 24 hours, an email will be delivered to you with a Jam PDF detailing the major Session discussion points and key takeaways.
Rehearsal Run Through
This is a true run through of the phone interview you are likely to experience for the position for which you are being considered. In a Run Through, 90% of our time will be a Phone Interview Practice Round – question and answer customized to the position for which you have applied and/or been selected to interview; the remaining 10% of our time will be spent on wrap up/conclusion on immediate feedback on performance, along with suggested areas for improvement. Within 24 hours, you will receive an email with a Rehearsal PDF detailing interview performance, areas for improvement and specific feedback regarding responses, tone, and delivery of answers.
Sound Check (right before you head into company interview):
100% what you need to hear before you head into your company interview: words of affirmation, run through of any points that have you worried, anything we can do in 11 minutes to get you psyched and ready to rock your interview. We go to 11 at Interview Rockstar! If you don’t know about going to 11, may we suggest you watch Spinal Tap at your earliest convenience.
Rehearsal Audio File & Rockstar Reminders
Rehearsal Audio File: You can choose to have your Rehearsal Run Through recorded and delivered back to you via Audio file. Price: $25
Rockstar Reminders: A Rockstar Reminders document customized specifically to you and the job for which you are interviewing. Rockstar Reminders are valuable as you go through the selection process – they will keep you focused, on point and positive. The Reminders document can be either Word or PDF, your choice. Expect a you-centric list of selection process reminders – what to make sure you say, what to avoid saying, specific words & phrases to use to describe your professional experience, interview pitfalls to avoid, etc. Price: $30
Hey there. I’m Kelly. I started Interview Rockstar. I really love what I do. Reviewing resumes and interviewing people are probably the two things I have done the most in terms of my professional career. I’ve been told I’m pretty darn good at both. But in order to convince you that I am actually good at the work – read on:
• I’m a recruiting professional with over 12 years experience in the space
• I’ve worked every angle of recruiting: Fortune 50 internal recruiter, Web Start-up recruitment manager, HR Generalist for a multi-state HR services firm, Headhunter for executive/management roles, Entrepreneur/Business builder of a recruitment-services consulting firm
• I founded, grew, ran and finally sold a highly successful recruiting-centric business
• I’ve reviewed at least 10,000 resumes (probably way higher) and conducted at least 5,000 phone and/or in-person interviews (also, probably way higher)
I also have a huge love for music – hence the theme of the business – and I like to have fun in the work that I do. If you think my company’s services can help you – then awesome, and I look forward to getting to know you and earning your trust.
We’ve got a client flying down to Austin next week for two half-day work sessions. It’s really got me thinking about expectation setting. I heard once that expectations can be nothing more than resentments under construction, especially if you don’t communicate about them in advance. We all have expectations, every day in every facet of our lives. Does anyone else know what those expectations are? Does your boss? Does your co-worker? Does your girlfriend?
I love working one-on-one with clients. I get to work with people who are trying to better themselves. They are trying to better their chances at landing a job they really want, or getting a promotion they know is possible, or figuring out how to change career direction. With customized work sessions, expectation setting is vitally important. I want my client to walk out of that work session feeling better, knowing they have improved skills, and ready to move forward confidently.
Y,all. Spell check. Really.
There is a bar at the top of just about any computer I’ve ever seen when you are working in Word – and on that bar you will see the word: TOOLS. Click on that and the very first thing you should see at the top of the list of tools you can use on your Resume (or any document): Spelling and Grammar.
I don’t care if you were your town/city/state’s Spelling Bee Champion or if you got the highest score ever on Words with Friends or if you’ve won every Scrabble game played in your lifetime: you need to click on Spelling and Grammar.
Do it. Be confident that every word on your resume is spelled correctly. Check your grammar. Use the tools at your immediate (and free) disposal. This should take approximately one minute of your time in life. If it takes longer than one minute, you might want to think about calling us. Now.
Use the tools and rock your resume.
And lastly, the first person to comment (and send me their contact info) with the name of the song and artist from this blog post title, they can get a free Resume Critique. I’m clearly showing my age here.
Gals & Guys -
After my first Rehearsal Run Through today at Interview Rockstar, I would like to share 4 points of emphasis:
#1 TOUGHNESS. It is tough having to be a candidate during a selection process right now! I can empathize with the difficulty and lack of control each person must feel as they ride the very weird wave of being a candidate, potential candidate, or previous candidate. This ride you find yourself on in the job selection process requires toughness. Get okay with it being tough. It just is what it is. Tough.