Big Interview for Returning Citizens

Help your returning citizens find (and land) a job

Give incarcerated individuals a cutting-edge tool to teach them how to apply for jobs, boost their confidence with practice, and secure sustainable employment.
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Prepare returning citizens to thrive in the workforce

86% of organizations are conducting virtual interviews as of April 2020. 
Set your returning citizens up for success by re-introducing them to the essential life skills they will need to excel. Big Interview teaches communication skills, self-confidence, negotiation, and other vital workplace-readiness competencies. All using video technology to ensure they are trained for real interviews.

A look inside our expert training system

Skill development

Interview curriculum built to enhance communication and presentation skills. Big Interview’s lessons teach returning citizens how to answer any interview question they could expect and practice their responses out loud. Including training on the area justice-involved job seekers struggle with most — feeling confident and selling themselves.

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Tailored practice

Big Interview’s curriculum not only covers lessons specific to incarcerated individuals—like how to discuss any criminal conviction background—but also mock interview practice sets for over 1,000 O*NET-specific professions.

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Actionable feedback

Our powerful A.I.-based interview practice tool provides users immediate feedback on their interview prep and gives on-the-spot coaching for how to improve. All backed by career coach Pamela Skillings.

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Our all-inclusive curriculum includes:

Adult Reentry / Restored Citizen

A playbook covering everything returning citizens need to find and land a job. Including the most common interview challenges, mistakes to avoid, and how to answer interview questions that touch on criminal history.

Total of 15 Video Lessons

Videos included in this module are:

  • Playbooks overview
  • Adult Reentry / Restored Citizen - Part 1
  • Adult Reentry / Restored Citizen - Part 2
  • Interview Best Practices
  • Analyzing the Job Description
  • Nonverbal Communications Basics
  • How to Sell Yourself - Part 1
  • How to Sell Yourself - Part 2
  • Tell Me About Yourself - Part 1
  • Tell Me About Yourself - Part 2
  • Why Do You Want to Work Here?
  • What Are Your Strengths?
  • What Are Your Weaknesses?
  • Career Goals - Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?
  • Questions to Ask

Interview Basics

This first module gives all the information needed on Interview Basics, covering what types of interviews to expect, what to wear on the big day, how to calm shakey nerves, and much more. See below for a full list of the available lessons.

Total of 10 Video Lessons

Videos included in this module are:

  • Making the Most of Big Interview
  • Interview Best Practices
  • Types of Interviews
  • Types of Interviewers
  • Analyzing the Job Description
  • Answering Inappropriate Questions
  • What to Wear
  • Overcoming Nerves
  • Nonverbal Communications Basics
  • How to Sell Yourself

Acing Common Interview Questions

We've curated the most common interview questions that get asked across all industries and teach a proven step-by-step process that ensures candidates will blow hiring managers out of the water. From the all-important “tell me about yourself“ to the tricky “what is your greatest weakness?“ we've got it all covered with sample answers, a straight-forward approach, and a blueprint to building your own answers.

Total of 11 Video Lessons

Videos included in this module are:

  • Tell Me About Yourself
  • Why Do You Want to Work Here?
  • Why Are You Looking Now?
  • Your Job Accomplishments
  • What Are Your Strengths?
  • What Are Your Weaknesses?
  • Career Goals – Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?
  • Answering Salary Questions
  • What is Your 30/60/90 Day Plan?
  • When You Don’t Know the Answer
  • Questions to Ask

Behavioral Interview Questions

Behavioral Questions are those questions that begin with “tell me about a time...“ or “give me an example of...“ Behavioral questions are meant to get a feel for how skilled a candidate is at certain job competencies. We cover all of the most common behavioral questions in this module, including those on Teamwork, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution.

Total of 7 Video Lessons

Videos included in this module are:

  • Behavioral Basics
  • Teamwork Questions
  • Leadership Questions
  • Conflict Questions
  • Problem Solving Questions
  • Work Ethic Questions
  • Failure Questions

Over 1100 total occupations covered

General Interviews
Admissions Interviews
Competency-Based Interviews
Accounting and Financial Operations
Administrative Assistant
Art Design
Aviation and Aerospace Industry
Banking (Retail)
Legal Profession
Construction Trades
Customer Service Industry
Energy Sector
Financial Services Industry
Human Resources
Public Relations
Police/Law Enforcement
Project Manager
Public Relations
Real Estate Industry
Sales Profession
TV, Film, and Radio
Teaching Profession
Management Consulting

What customers say about Big Interview

“[Big Interview] helps us reduce our unemployment, but more importantly, it helps us find jobs that are more than just a temporary job. They are jobs that are family-sustaining jobs."

Tom Corbett
Pennsylvania Governor

"Big Interview was a large reason why I got my job. For every single job that I applied to, I got positive reviews back and every question that they asked big interview went over so I didn't feel like anything came out of the blue and I felt so confident."

Jade Wang