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Episode 138: Top 3 Tips to Nail Your Interview

September 6, 2022

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Whether you are in school or beyond, interviews can be nerve wracking because it can be hard to effectively communicate your skills and experiences under pressure. On today’s podcast, Moira speaks with Elizabeth Hofmeister, who has worked with countless students and professionals for many years, on how to nail an interview. She shares with us tips and tricks on how to make yourself a memorable candidate and stand out in the interview process.

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify what your natural strengths and skills are
  • How you communicate your skills is the most important part of the interview
  • There are certain aspects of your resume that are not easily understood on paper. These are the skills and experiences that you have to effectively communication in the interview
  • The best interviews are authentic conversations
  • Listen to the interviewer’s questions and talk about stories that highlight relevant skills

Important Resources and Links:

B.side Coaching & Consulting LLC


Meet Elizabeth Hofmeister

Elizabeth Hofmeister has more than 25 years of experience in training, professional development, recruiting, and performance management. As the founder of B.side Coaching & Consulting LLC, she works with clients to help them to develop their skills, find passion in their work, and navigate transition. Supporting her clients in developing effective job search strategies is a central feature of her work, and she is adept at helping individuals present the best version of themselves. 

In Elizabeth’s prior work, she was Chief Legal Talent Officer at Harter Secrest & Emery LLC, one of the largest law firms in Western New York. In her role, she was responsible for designing and managing the firm’s performance management processes, training the attorneys to effectively deliver and receive feedback, and coaching the firm’s attorneys to build on their leadership skills. Before moving to Western New York, Elizabeth served as the Director of Training and Development at Goodwin Procter (now Goodwin) and Mintz Levin, served as the Director of Professional Development at McKinsey & Co., and practiced as a transactional attorney at AmLaw 100 firms in New York and Boston. Elizabeth was formerly a member and Board Member of the Professional Development Consortium and was previously an active member of NALP. She has taken coaching certification classes and is qualified to administer and interpret standardized qualitative assessments. 

Thank you Elizabeth for giving advice on how to be a memorable candidate in the interview process. By telling stories that highlight relevant skills and experiences, you can stand out in an interview by being authentic and genuine. Telling stories and personal anecdotes are useful tools to effectively convey one’s strengths and capabilities in a workplace environment.

Episode 138 Full Transcript

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