Testimonials

Here’s what our clients say about us

“I have been offered the position in the research group.  I start next month. Thanks for the coaching. It was very helpful in knowing how to tell my stories succinctly.  Well worth the investment.” – N.N.


 

“I have accepted an offer for a Product Manager role in Chicago. I wanted to reach out to you and thank you. It was helpful to gain confidence and ace my interview. I will definitely recommend you to my colleagues who are looking for a PM role.” – O.O.


“I wanted to share some good news. I got the offer! Thanks again for all your help. – Q.L.


I got an offer! It was great working with you. There was a big difference on the interviews before and after our coaching. I will definitely recommend you to people trying to transition. – F.R.


I got an internship last week. I will be going to the Bay Area! I found your inteview sessions very helpful, and I look forward to working with you in future. – B.Q.


“I received and accepted an offer at Google. Thanks again for all your help. (Your coaching) has been extremely helpful. – E.L.


I got the job!!! I could not have done it without you. I will definitely recommend anyone I know when they are in the interviewing process.” – I.A.


“I wanted to share the good news with you. I’ve been asked to the next round of interviews where I’ll meet the CFO and two other VPs from other areas that I’d be working closely with. Your advice really helped, I was calm and I was able to create a conversation within the interview.” – Q.L.


“I got the job.” – A.S.


“I had my in-person interviews down at Facebook last week and got my offer letter the next day! You were definitely a huge help in preparing for the interviews.” – L.S.


“Just wanted to let you know that I rocked the interview after our meeting on Tuesday and was offered a position with the company I interviewed with! I have learned lots over the last 2 meetings and am very grateful for the opportunity to work for you. Thank you again for all your help!” – Y.U.


“I GOT THE JOB!!! Your coaching paved the way for this to happen!” – M.M.


“I still remember our coaching sessions from three years ago.  You gave me the confidence and training to move about the world.” – M.R.


“Thanks for your time today. I’m restructuring my answers to flow more logically and concisely. When I play the answers back I can already notice a difference in clarity and effectiveness.  ” – G.J.


I got a job offer from LinkedIn. Thanks a lot for all your help and coaching.” – C.J.


“Practicing with Lewis was definitely worth the time and money! He was flexible in tailoring the cases to my industry and function specific needs.  We made very efficient use of the 3 hours to help me prepare for an upcoming interview. I definitely recommend signing up!” – Consultant, Marketing and Strategy


“Only 1% of [1st year] MBA’s get their internship during the fall quarter. I’m the 1%. Wanna know how? Impact Interview, bitch.” – J.H.


“I enlisted Lewis’s expertise for a retrospective on how well my compensation negotiations went after I had already accepted an offer. His insights and perspective were eye-opening and I am certain I could have gotten much more if I had his advice at the beginning of my job search. I regret not enlisting his expertise earlier. I will definitely seek out Lewis again when its time for my next major career move.” – S.P.


“I’m so glad I hired you. You’re brilliant at what you do.” – A.P.


“I accepted the offer. Thanks so much for all your help. I really benefited from all the feedback you gave me.” – A.S.


“Just got a job offer! Went in confident but not arrogant, and tried to stay succinct and factual. Thanks again for the help. You gave me great advice.” – V.D.


“Did what you told me to do.  Got offered the position :) ” – R.E.


“Lewis, they offered me the job last Thursday, and I accepted!  Thanks you so much for all your help and guidance; it was invaluable in helping me land this job. ” – R.N.


“Lewis thank you. Your feedback is precise and actionable.” – N.R.


“I just wanted to let you know that I received an offer from Google today! Thank you soooo much for your help!” – F.B.


“I was offered and accepted the Product Manager position with Google. I started a few weeks ago and I am working out of Mountain View. Thanks again for your coaching and assistance!” – R.O.


“Just wanted to let you know that I got the Product Manager job at Google! Thank you to you and your team for the great prep courses, they really helped.” – E.R.


“I received and accepted an offer with Amazon.com. All the coaching/practive were a huge part of giving me confidence to go in a “sell, sell, sell” myself. I’ll be passing your name along to those (like me) who need some brushing up on their interview skills!” – B.H.


“I got the job! Been dying to say that! I even negotiated a better salary than they offered. I’m so stoked. Couldn’t have done it without your coaching. I’ve said it before but YOU ROCK!” – M.F.


“My wife and I wanted to thank you for your coaching. She joined [a Fortune 500 company] as a Sr. Finance Leader. I’ve joined [a leading start-up] as a Director of Product Management. We’ve now moved to the Bay Area.” – M.T.


“Jon is extremely well qualified and knew exactly how to help me prepare. He guided me through some finer points that I had not previously studied. I was confident during the interview and got a great offer.” – J.D.


“Jon is very good. He states complex problems and solutions in a concise and simple manner that is easy to follow.” – A.S.


“Jon was an exceptional coach with no-nonsense methods for breaking down and solving the most complicated of interview problems. I received the exact lessons I needed for the positions I’m applying for, including industry-specific subjects. Easily my smartest purchase decision in the last year.” – A.P.


“Your coaching paid off. I got the job! I could tell the interviewers were impressed. My confidence was much higher than last time and now I feel much better about interviewing.” – C.R.


“I was very confused about an upcoming interview that I had, as I heard it would be very tough and involved lots of behaviourial and hypothetical questions. I contacted Lewis and he gave me an asessment of my strenghts and weaknesses and how I could improve my weaknesses. The interview turned out to be a success and am currently employed with the company. I thank Lewis for his asessment and training. ” – H.P.


“After being in the same job for over 7 years, I really needed to refresh my interview skills. Lewis was honest, encouraging, structured and extremely helpful. He has excellent insight and offers great advice on how best to respond to the different kinds of questions that may come up. Practicing these skills with Lewis really built my confidence and interviewing skills. I landed two really great job offers from two exciting companies within weeks of being coached. I would highly recommend coaching sessions with Lewis to others.” – D.C.


“I just returned from a final round interview for the job of my dreams at a leading technology company and I could not have been more prepared!  The combination of incredible industry insight and approachable targeted feedback Lewis provided helped me put my best foot forward when it mattered the most.  Some opportunities are far too important to leave to chance.  I would strongly recommend Lewis to anyone who wants to deliver when it counts.  I’ll be hearing from the company any day!” – Z.P.


“I decided to try Seattle Interview Coach after reading the blog. I’ve had plenty of experience in technical interviews but felt I needed a refresher. Jon was extremely well qualified and knew exactly how to help me prepare. He guided through some finer points that I had not previously studied and walked me through the non-technical aspect of the interview as well. I was confident throughout the interview and ended up getting a great offer.” – J.D.


“Jon at Seattle Interview Coach helped me brush up my hidden skills where I was lacking. I really improved my recursion with the 4 steps formula. Now I am able to solve almost all recursion problems. It was good experience. I would recommend others for these sessions.” – A.B.


“I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that I got the offer. Thank you so much for all your help! I was just so well prepared all the interview questions felt incredibly easy.” – D.F.


“I decided to try Seattle Interview Coach because I wanted to understand the perspective of an interviewer better. Although Lewis is not a scientist, he helped me distill my experience into a more simple dialogue that highlighted my accomplishments. The coaching I got was extremely valuable and has benefited me beyond the interview table.” – K.H.


“Seattle Interview Coach provided me the outside perspective that I needed in order to best position my strengths and make the necessary adjustments and improvements to align myself to the new role I’m seeking.   My coaching sessions with Denise have been a great experience as she not only helped me develop crisp answers that the interviewer will be looking for but was also very supportive and encouraging in helping me meet my goals.  This is one of the best investments that I’ve made for my career.  Thank you!” – D.E.


“I decided to use Seattle Interview Coach because they had specific expertise in preparing me for both the case and fit interview.  As someone who is seeking to enter management consulting without going to business school, it was essential that I work with a coach who could fully prepare me for the process.  My coach did an excellent job providing me with the knowledge and confidence I needed for my interviews.” – A.P.


“Lewis, thank you for your encouragement, expertise, and knowledge. You really changed my perspective on job interviews and more importantly, my self confidence. I don’t know how anyone else could have been as good as you were at this.” – N.S.


“I have great news! I had the interviews a few days ago, and I got the informal offer today! I am sooo happy with the outcome of the interviews – 5 out of 5 interviewers picked me. I definitely don’t think I would have pulled it off without your help.


Thank you soooo much. I will definitely be recommending you to others. Your help was invaluable as a means to package my skills. You helped me to develop and structure my most convincing arguments and showed me many examples of how I could place them during the interview session. You also gave tremendously helpful input for focusing on the aspects of my achievements that would resonate with my target positions. Thanks you very much again!” – D.G.


“After I found an awesome job posting at a top bay area company I spent hours preparing for my on-site interview. My background is a little different than most of SeattleInterviewCoach.com’s other clients. I have my BFA in Textiles and I’ve been an Interior Designer for the past five years. I decided to make the move over to online advertising six months ago.


When the job came up my husband suggested I contact Lewis at SeattleInterviewCoach.com. My husband hired Lewis last year, and it really helped him land several offers from top bay area companies! I can’t recommend them enough. Even with short notice I was able to line up an hour phone conversation. My coach walked me through several great interview questions. My on-site interview went so well the VP wrote the recruiter the next morning saying “CALL A.V. TODAY WITH AN OFFER!” It felt so good hearing that because I knew it was my call with Seattle Interview Coach that really helped me. Thanks so much!” – A.V.


“I got the job! I will likely to sign it off today and send it over. The package is US$ 180K a year plus a signing bonus!  Our sessions did help me a lot particularly with the 8 interviews I went through there. Thank you for your help.” – R.I.


“Lewis, I got the job! Thank you so much for all the feedback and training. I don’t think I could have gotten the job otherwise.” – D.O.


“I found out about Seatle Interview Coach while searching the Internet for interview tips. I decided to give Lewis a call, and give this a try. I am sooo glad I did that! I started with just one session and ended up doing another with Jon. Both sessions were extremely useful. During each session, Jon gave me a mock interview (and it was definitely like a real interview) and constructive feedback on my performance. The sessions increased my confidence a lot and also made me aware of my weaknesses.


All in all, I would definitely recommend at least one or two sessions to anyone preparing for an interview. You will be glad you did that! Thanks a lot Lewis and Jon!” – S.P.


“I have great news to share.  I have accepted the offer to be the Chief Client Relationship Officer. I would like to thank you again for your interview coaching; it gave me the edge to get this outstanding career opportunity. – D.H.


“The personal attention that I received by far exceeded my expectations, while the exploration of my experience in order to tailor my answers to address the requirements of the roles that I would like was fantastic.


I was not rushed through the hour and received additional work sheets, suggested reading and plans that supported the session. For me this was great, by nature, I like to do homework, to have it checked, to ask questions… My coach read every word that I wrote!


I would recommend that anyone even contemplating a new career should book a session or two in preparation for their interviews, this service is not just a coaching service, it is an investment in your future career!”- M.W.


“I had two training sessions, and I found them extremely helpful to position my experiences in the most attractive, compelling way. We all have our own blind spots in terms of how we perceive our own strengths and weaknesses when trying to tailor our career stories to a particular job description, but my coach provided very candid and constructive feedback on how I should organize my answers, highlight quantifiable achievements, conduct extra research, etc. He definitely helped put myself in the right frame of mindset. I also appreciate his flexibility to work around my schedule on the last minute notice. Thanks again! – J.W.


“I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!! :) Formal offer is coming tomorrow, but they called me first thing this morning to let me know the team voted unanimously for me as a candidate and they would like to move forward with a reference check!


Thank you, thank you, thank you! They said my preparation for the interview really shined through and made me stand out amongst the other two (very strong) candidates. I’m on cloud nine and don’t even know where to begin to say thank you Lewis! YAY!” – A.F.


“Jon, I did the interview and just received an offer today! It was a pretty tough set of interviews, but I was really confident after our coaching session. I’ve already recommended you to a few of my friends.” – E.L.


“Lewis, thank you so much for our conversation this morning. The information you provided was extremely valuable to my job search, and, it was great to be able to speak candidly with a hiring professional and obtain objective feedback.


I’ve been busy this morning, taking your coaching to heart and reworking my interview responses using the framework you provided.


I really appreciate your assistance, and have already recommended you to a friend of mine who is also beginning a job search.” – H.S.


“I landed a product marketing position! I needed every advantage possible to land a full-time position at Starbucks headquarters. My sessions with Lewis took my answers from “serviceable” and pushed them to the next level. As I tried to read the reactions and body language from across the interview table I could tell my answers to their behavioral questions were really dialed in. The competition was so close that I’m positive I would have been edged out without repositioning my interview answers based on Lewis’s constructive feedback. This was by far my best investment in 2009!” – R.C.


“The interviews went great. I got the job! I thought I could benefit from some guidance on how to prepare for the interviews – what questions would be asked, what the interviewers would be looking for – as well as feedback on my various stories and presentation style. I was finding it difficult to evaluate my own answers to the story-based questions and thus was looking for some knowledgeable outside perspective. The coaching was enormously helpful in two ways: first, it helped me be confident that – if I prepared as he suggested – I would be well versed in the story-based questions and answers that were likely to comprise the lion’s share of my interview. My coach provided a structured way to explore a variety of my past experiences and understand those experiences in light of the skills or qualities that they demonstrated. Secondly, the coach provided a couple very helpful tips about preparing for other aspects of the interview – including identifying some good sources for industry research on the product whose team I’d be joining.


Overall, it was helpful to have someone to check in with semi-regularly in anticipation of the interviews. He was a great partner: friendly, supportive, and candid.” – L.S.


“I GOT THE JOB! Lewis, thank you for your efforts in coaching me! I know it was last minute. But it was extremely helpful for my interview. I felt much more confident and things just seemed to flow better than I expected during the interview. Anyway, many thanks, and I will keep you as a reference for future interviews!” – A.L.


“Lewis helped me present my best self in the interviews. His feedback brought about immediate improvement, and I thought I was already very good. Thank you so much for helping me get a Senior Product Manager job.” – J.N.


“Lewis helped me prepare for an interview for a Sr. Product Planner role.  It had been a while since I interviewed and I knew I was rusty.  His coaching and feedback increased my confidence and made me feel prepared for the types of questions I would be getting.  His style is patient and professional.  I ended up getting the job!  I would definitely recommend Lewis especially in this economy where the competition for jobs is tough.” – S.V.


“Lewis knows exactly what HR managers look for in my resume and cover letter. He was an excellent tutor for my consulting case interviews, and I received two offers from well-known strategy consulting firms. Lewis also gave me valuable tips on negotiating my compensation package. Thanks to his advice, a top consulting firm raised their initial offer by over 50%.” – P.N.


“I am interviewing for a position in Microsoft. Lewis tailored his coaching to my situation and provided a practical framework on how to tackle common interview questions. Overall, a great coach, and I definitely have learned something that I can use and reuse in the future.” – C.W.


“I was offered the position this afternoon. I don’t think I could have pulled it off without your help. Thank you very, very much. I will definitely be recommending you to others in the future.” – S.S


“Lewis encouraged me to discuss my compensation package with the prospective employer further. He has a very objective perspective and great insights into the dynamics. He helped me achieve a win-win situation.” – M.C.


“I highly recommend contacting Lewis for a consultation and to sign up for his services. His suggestions helped me re-align my focus and delivery so that I feel in control of my interviews once again. We need more services like his to be mandatory with unemployment benefits, in my opinion.”- Geoff T


“You boosted my confidence by making me feel that I did well, while also giving me lots of information on how I could either improve each of my answers or approach the answer in a different manner. Your feedback was invaluable.” – E.C.


“I spoke with Lewis the day before my first set of Google interviews. I can’t overstate how helpful he was in focusing me and sharpening my answers to common interview questions.  From the high-level “how to position an issue,” down to the very tactical phrasing of my personal statement, Lewis added terrific insights.” – A.N.


“Before I landed my current position, I had been on several interviews but never got the call back that I had secured the job. However, I did walk away with a list of things that I could have done better. I felt that if I had several more years to interview for that perfect job, I would have enough time to perfect my interviewing skills. But, unfortunately I did not have the luxury of time; I needed a job sooner rather than later. Since I did not have the time, I decided to maximize the effectiveness of my interviewing skills by working with an interview coach. That was one of the best decisions I could have made. I became aware of just how valuable my skills and experience were and how to sell them. I also became more adept at answering the hard questions and most importantly I became more confident. I believe working with Lewis with Seattle Interview Coach was a strong factor in my securing my current job.” – T.F.


“I want to thank you for all the prep help. Having the time to focus on my presentation and practicing giving answers helped quite a bit.” – R.W.


“Thank you Lewis. I am better prepared for my next interview. Well worth the investment.” – T.F.


“On Monday I received an offer for a great job, and happily accepted it. It is exactly the type of role I was hoping to get at exactly the type of company I wanted to be with. After 4 rounds of interviews I was thrilled to get the news yesterday.


With a tough job marketplace, I knew that I would need to present the best form of myself at every interview. Working with a coach would allow me to receive critical feedback about how I present myself, how I demonstrate my experience, and how I can get that coveted job. With Seattle Interview Coach, I saw an opportunity to receive professional, seasoned advice to achieve results. The Seattle Interview Coach package is affordable, and more importantly, customizable so that I get exactly what need from this experience.” – J.B.


“I began following Lewis Lin on Twitter about a month ago and his comments and links were always relevant and informative. As I had some approaching interviews, I decided to sign up for a session to practice and shake the dust off my interviewing skills. I am very glad I did. Lewis quickly identified my weak points and demonstrated how I could improve both my message and delivery. I had read the lists of common interview questions but they are no substitute for a “live” interview environment. Lewis’ advice was not merely based on the mock-interview but was tailored to my resume, current situation and job target. I will be returning for additional sessions and highly recommend Lewis to anyone looking to improve how they market themselves during the interview process.” – D.N.


“I had a couple of interviews and was not chosen for the job.  I realized I needed to re-evaluate my answers to the interview questions. After working with Lewis, the interview coach, I learned techniques to better structure answers to questions and also my presence in an interview.” – R.T.


“Thanks again for all your help and taking time off to coach me. The coaching was great and I really learned a lot from your feedback.” – P.P.


“Good news! I have been asked to fly up for a third round interview. Thanks for all your help!” – L.R.


“I just graduated from college, on honors, and landed a job! It is a Fortune 500 company and on the Nasdaq 100. I will be working on an inside sales team. Thanks again for all your help.” – S.R.


“What I loved about working with Lewis is that he knows how to listen to your experiences and turn them into stories that are powerful answers in interviews. I could tell after my first conversation with Lewis that he was very experienced and knew what he was doing. Lewis is also a great guy, he spent a lot of time answering my questions and returning emails even when we were not having formal sessions. I would strongly recommend Lewis!” – J.R.


“Thanks a lot for your help yesterday preparing me for my interview.  Your points and especially your advice about things I should think about in advance really helped me to feel confident and perform well during my interviews today. I don’t think I could have done as well without it, and I really appreciate how you scheduled the session with me on such short notice.” – S.L.


“Thank you for being so generous with your time last night. Before last night, I lived in dread of the “what’s your weakness?” question. And that was apparently…quite apparent. You gave us such great ideas for this; I am already brainstorming some success stories I can use. I feel much more optimistic about improving my interview skills, and I really appreciate your taking the time to teach us. Thank you again.” – R.H.


“It has been a few years since my last interview, so I really wanted to sharpen up my skills; Seattle Interview Coach seemed like an ideal way to do it. I was pleasantly surprised at how responsive they were; even though my interview was only a few days away, they were able to find time to setup an appointment for me.


It is really valuable to get detailed feedback from a person who has extensive interviewing experience. I really can’t think of another opportunity to get this kind of feedback. Sometimes you can get a comment or two from a company after you’ve interviewed with them, but it’s rare to get any detailed feedback. With Seattle Interview Coach, I was able to get very valuable feedback based on a mock interview and have many questions answered. I really appreciate the service – it’s well worth the investment! After our session, I’m actually looking forward to the interview and I feel very confident!” – E.L.


“My coach really helped me with my resume and interview stories that highlighted my experience with software.  I was looking to switch industries and how to be an appealing candidate for Microsoft.” – S.B.


“Lewis, thanks a lot for your help. I’m really glad I did this rather than going in cold. You’ve given me lots of helpful tips to finish preparing over the next few days.” – N.G.


“I received an offer from Microsoft! Thank you very much for your help. I really appreciate it!


I want to thank you for all the help that you had provided me during this past week. Your preparation was extremely helpful, and I am certain I interviewed well because of the preparation that you had provided me.” – M.T.


“Interview coaching is valuable for everyone. We weren’t naturally born as good interviewers. My coach (Lewis) pointed out my interview strengths and areas of improvement. It helped me focus and be more efficient during my interview practice.” – V.H.


“I finally got the 2nd interview request today! I definitely thank both of you and Josh. I will introduce your service when my Japanese friends have job interview with American company.” – M.Y.


“Jon is very good. He states complex problems and solutions in a concise and simple manner that is easy to follow.” – A.S.


“Jon was an exceptional coach with no-nonsense methods for breaking down and solving the most complicated of interview problems. I received the exact lessons I needed for the positions I’m applying for, including industry-specific subjects. Easily my smartest purchase decision in the last year.” – A.P.