- Bill Vasko
Preparing for sport-specific questions in a coaching job interview
When you sign up for the Coaching Portfolio Guide, you receive a free copy of The Complete Guide to the Coaching Interview. This interview guide includes the most common interview questions asked in a coaching interview with some sample answers. But how does someone prepare for those tricky sport-specific questions during a job interview?
Quite frankly, it would be impossible to provide sport-specific questions for multiple sports with sample answers for those questions for each sport. In our webinars, which are archived on the Coaching Portfolio site, we discuss how your preparation in putting together your materials for the job search process is what most prepares you for answering sport-specific interview questions. If you have carefully thought out your philosophies and put them on paper, you will be confident in answering sport-specific interview questions.
There is no "correct" way to answer sport-specific questions in an interview, especially if there are multiple people sitting in on the interview. Your going to have 4 kinds of people sitting in on the in the interview, 3 of which are bad:
1-Someone who has no clue about your sport-specific Q&A
2-Someone who thinks they have a clue about your sport-specific Q&A, but in reality, really doesn't have a clue
3-Someone who actually does have a clue about your sport-specific Q&A and disagrees with your philosophy
4-Someone who actually does have a clue about your sport-specific Q&A but agrees with your philosophy
Don't worry, about the "correct" answer, instead, be prepared and confident in your answers to sport-specific answers by frequently evaluating your coaching ideas and philosophies and putting them into practice.
Hope this helps.....if you have further questions let me know.
Receive a FREE copy of The Complete Guide to the Coaching Interview, which includes over 250 sample interview questions specific to coaching jobs + the best answers to common interview questions, when you sign up for The Coaching Portfolio website at www.coachingportfolio.com.