The Rollercoaster Ride of Job Interviews: Strategies to Steady Your Nerves and Shine

Shirin Khamisa

By Shirin Khamisa, Founder & Practice Leader 
last updated May 13, 2024

As Founder of Careers by Design, I’ve spent over 19+ years helping clients master skills to reduce stress and find career success. One service our expert coaches provide is professional interview preparation.

Seeking jobs in competitive markets can feel daunting. At Careers by Design, our coaches leverage specialized expertise to help you outshine rivals and secure the perfect role.

Here are key benefits our team provides:

  • Expertise in job market trends – We stay on top of evolving employer demands in your industry.

  • Unbiased review – Our coaches objectively evaluate your skills without sugarcoating.

  • Customized approach – You’ll receive tailored coaching for your precise needs.

  • Understanding job requirements – We analyze what employers actually seek in candidates.

  • Personal brand development – Our coaches help you identify and convey your unique strengths.

  • Prep for difficult questions – You’ll practice responding gracefully under pressure.

  • Salary negotiation guidance – We provide tactics to negotiate optimal pay.

Let’s explore a few of these benefits more closely:

Leveraging Our Expertise

Our coaches stay abreast of shifting demands in your specific field. We know which skills employers now covet most. This ensures you emphasize the right abilities tailored to current needs.

Getting an Unbiased Evaluation

Our coaches give candid feedback without sugarcoating. You’ll benefit from objective insights on issues like rambling answers or failing to highlight achievements. Constructive criticism is key for growth.

Receiving Customized Coaching

We tailor our approach based on assessing your precise needs. Customization may include targeting weak areas, practice using your authentic voice, and aligning your brand with ideal roles.

Preparing for Difficult Questions

Using roleplay, our coaches help you keep your cool and artfully handle even the toughest questions. With practice, you’ll become adept at thinking on your feet.


As Careers by Design Founder, I highly recommend leveraging professional coaching to gain an invaluable advantage in the job market. Our 19+ years of experience equips you with skills to excel at interviews and secure the perfect job. Don’t leave this preparation to chance.  Get the guidance and direction you need from us to propel you forward in your career.

About the Author

Hi there, I am Shirin Khamisa, the founder and Practice Leader of Careers by Design, a career coaching company based in Toronto that provides career counselling, coaching, and training services to individuals and organizations.

With over 20 years of experience in career development, I am a recognized expert in my field, and I have helped thousands of people navigate career transitions, find meaningful work, and achieve their professional goals.

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