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Meet Your Confident Job Interviews Trainer

Annemarie

I believe English confidence and fluency are possible for everyone—even the shyest English speakers. And I believe anyone can speak English without fear, without feeling stuck.

Sure, mistakes might still happen. But they won’t cause embarrassment. And yes, it takes hard work and commitment. But it is 100% possible.

I’m crazy passionate about confidence and fluency and it’s my mission to help people achieve both, for work and daily life in English. They are the hardest to get in language speaking and I see that as an opportunity. I’m excited to make confidence and fluency a reality for my students through education, motivation, and my community.

Now about job interviews. I have a fun fact for you. In my career, I’ve been been a director in two organizations. I had the opportunity and responsibility to interview and hire employees. As a result, I know exactly why interviewers ask specific questions and what they’re really looking for.

I share all this inside knowledge in the Confident Job Interviews course.

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Lulu
Lulu
22 hours ago

Hi Annemarie, do you have a course about leadership and professional communication? I’m someone who’s been in the US for 14 years and received my masters and PHD in the US. I work at a research institution, and I think there is still a lot to improve in my spoken communication (to communicate more clearly and confidently). I could do a research presentation at a conference or a job talk with lots of preparations, but I find that I need improvement with daily communication where I have to speak and sound smart mores spontaneously: to lead team meetings, speaking up… Read more »

Yury Santos
Yury Santos
20 days ago

Thanks a lot for your support Annemarie, what option do you suggest if I don’t have previous experience with the jobs that I would like to apply..

Pamela
Pamela
23 days ago

Dear Annemarie, thank you for the interesting lesson, and for the precious advices on how to confidently answer the always stressing first question! I would like to receive your kind opinion on my response. “Throughout my career in Rhythmic Gymnastics I had the pleasure to be the Head coach in my former Italian Club of a well motivated group of coaches, working to establish the discipline and achieving medals and results. That led me to the position of Technical director in my region which I held for 8 years. I was reelected twice and the feedback I received were great… Read more »

Kamelia
Kamelia
1 month ago

It was very useful information. It become much easier for me to formulate my answer to this question, even on my native language. Now when I know the formula I am calm when I have to answer and I do not loose my line of thought.

Yvonne
Yvonne
1 month ago

Thank you Annemarie for your good support!I really appreciate your lessons. Now I am preparing for operations officer job interview. The answer for tell me about your self question is: For the last 5 years ,I have been walking as administration and logistics in different projects. I have been walking as logistic officer. In that position,I was responsible for providing all logistical support to ensure timely completion of activities.I was also assigned to do budget for all materials needed including estimation of travel allowances of employees, managing project materials and suppliers and I had the opportunity to brought a less… Read more »

Khrystia
Khrystia
1 month ago

Thank you Annemary for sharing video on this topic. It’s was important for my, becouse I found example to introduce myself in my first interview landscape design specialty. I went to it with more confidence after preparation

sajjad
sajjad
2 months ago

Sure Thank you, Annemarie, for taking the time to meet with me. I’m Sajjad, an Iraqi pharmacist. I spent the last 8 years sharing my sales and marketing skills at the largest and most innovative medical companies in Iraq. I’ve developed a reputation for understanding what our clients want and staying right on budget. In my current role, I’d say my greatest strength is connecting with people. When our clients communicate their needs, I truly hear what they want, and I work tirelessly to find the solution that matches their needs. As a result, we have increased client retention by… Read more »

Jacqueline
Jacqueline
3 months ago

Hi AnneMarie I´m Jacqueline , Could you please take a look for my “tell me about yourself” response and tell me your advice: Over the past 17 years I have collaborated and led the assigned teams for internal or external IT customer projects and acting as a servant leader to remove obstacules and solving issues, problems and conflicts  I´ve also worked to implement the processes and methods to improve the organizational maturity in all levels of the organization and also to improve the adherence to the quality standards of the company  I took on the roles of experienced project manager, Portfolio manager and… Read more »

Kamel Mohamed
Kamel Mohamed
3 months ago

I searched a lot for courses to learn English, a lot of teachers, all of them are wonderful, but as soon as I watched your first video, I immediately knew that it was the right one for me. I do not know how to express now everything I want to say, but I think that after the end of the course I will talk a lot about this course. Thank you very much

mohammad ajaj rizwani
mohammad ajaj rizwani
2 months ago
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Annemarie, Since last 25 years I was searching a trainer who really teaches/ talks about professional, practical and powerful English , which makes difference and distinguish us from others, I had almost lost the hope that there is any learning platform which can teach real practical too the point and professional English which can transform our life from Zero to hero, I am from that geography where a master degree holder also can’t speak a basic english and I have studied in government schools where even english teacher can’t pronounce English in correct way. I think the most merciful almighty… Read more »

Catherine
Catherine
4 months ago

I’ve spent the last 2 years to accomplish the Master of Public Health degree with Massey University. In the final year, I luckily got in and completed my placement with Nelson Marlborough Health – Public Health Unit. That was an incredible opportunity for me to gain a broad and solid understanding of not only public health system but also primary healthcare and Non-Government Organizations. During the placement, I conducted a service improvement project to improve sexual health services for young people in the region. More impressively I’ve completed my thesis with an article about intimate parent violence and mother and… Read more »

Mile
Mile
4 months ago

Hello Annemarie! Thanks for your amazing and helpful video! I’m truly glad to know about your channel and website. you make me feel motivated to keep sharpening my English. So let’s start I’ve spent 3 years sharpening my design skills in content creation among other things, these include creativity, innovation capacity, learning by doing, and collaboration in my recent work expertise as a digital creator content freelance. In my current role, I’d say my greatest strength is connecting with people when our clients communicated their needs, I truly hear what they want and I work tirelessly to find the design… Read more »

Carolina P
Carolina P
4 months ago

Hello Annemarie, I am so glad to meet your website. I believe this is an inflection point in my English path to really improve my speaking confidence. I am very motivated by your free lessons, and I will keep going to reach my confidence! Also, I wanted to share my “tell about yourself”: Over the past 8 years, I´ve worked as an electronic engineer in 2 main sectors, telecommunications and electrical. In both, I had the opportunity to introduce myself to data analysis. For example, I was responsible for analyzing non-technical losses in a region’s power transmission lines In one year,… Read more »

Leila
Leila
5 months ago

I am an electronics engineer who focuses on designing hardware. I have experience for over 3 years as an R&D engineer and then I was promoted to product manager in the Physics department in EEI company. In this role, I managed 20 workers of the factory and staff. and I led the process of producing different equipment for equipping the physics laboratories in the school and university. Going forward, in addition to building and improving on my current skillsets, I’d like to take a leadership role and develop my team to better serve your product center. That’s why I am… Read more »

Alba
Alba
5 months ago

Hi Annemarie,
Thank you for your fantastic and very helpful videos.
When describing your present role in the tell me about yourself question, how do you approach the present if you are not currently working?
Thank you very much!

Karen
Karen
5 months ago

Thanks Annemarie for this and your other videos, just listen you speak with that clarity when you pronounce each word, made me feel that speak English could with fluency can be possible. I’ve been having some interviews and I feel that my communication skills in English have not let me nail a new job yet in the accounting field, even when I have the qualifications. I’ll have a new interview this coming week and hopefully this time can be better. Here it is my response: I spent 6 years sharpening my accounting, financial and analytical skills at Deloitte Touché El… Read more »

Milena Castro
Milena Castro
5 months ago

Hi Anne Marie! I’m Milena from Venezuela since I started to watch your videos I finally found someone who support me to be confindent. I decided to apply for a bilingual role so this video has been too helpful for me

Cleofe Perla
Cleofe Perla
5 months ago

Knowing why it is commonly asked in interviews along with a simple formula on how to answer this question gives me a whole new approach on how to properly answer this question. I never thought that you can already share a brief information on what your strengths are. It definitely will give you an edge and confidence at the start of the interview.

I’m about to have an interview and will apply what I have learned on the free quick class. Will update you on how it goes.

Soko
Soko
6 months ago

Hi Annemarie, I’m indeed appreciate you and your all of video lessons. My english is getting better. That masterclass exactly what I’m looking for the last months. (Entry level a Graphic Designer position) Here is my answer: Over the last 6 years, I have been working as a student counsellor in the Education provider. Meanwhile, I have developed my graphic design skills by myself online the following my passion and I have created a design for education flyers, marketing brochures, logo designing as well. In my current role is that I’ve been working as a student counsellor by part-time at… Read more »

Sherif
Sherif
6 months ago

Dear Annemarie, You and your videos are wonderful, My name is Sherif and I am from Egypt Unfortunately, I still struggling due to my English skills level which is not satisfying me at all, But I try hard to improve it by watching very professional people like you Kindly revise my tell me about yourself answer below and will be glad to know your comments For the last 17 years, I have been sharpening my management skills, as well as deepening my knowledge of Front office management. I have developed a reputation for handling guest complaints and helping the company… Read more »

gertrude williams
gertrude williams
6 months ago

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Hi Annemarie! Thanks for the advice and also learning phase on the dreaded question? I am about to have an interview on Thursday and now I can answer that question with confidence. I will let you know how the interview went.

Siviglia
Siviglia
6 months ago

Hi Annemarie, first of all thank u for teaching, your speaking is very clearly , and when i listen your lessons after then my english getting better, and i think these videos give me motivation i really trying speak fluently, u give me many ideas to say my thoughts. Thank u very much

Lam
Lam
6 months ago

Dear Annemarie, your video is wonderful, it really give me a big ahhaaa!! That’s what I need! Thank you so much for your excellent training! I have a more clear mind and being more confident surely in the interview. And I have a sense that my performance in the interview is a lot satisfied than before. I love listening to your video., I hope I can keep improving my English with you. 😘

Nazila
Nazila
7 months ago

Thanks indeed for this prolific masterclass! You did provide me with a broader perspective, and I simply appreciate it!

Natalia Semenova
Natalia Semenova
7 months ago

Dear Annemarie, thank you for your Masterclass, that was the best one I have seen in the last two years. Now I am in the middle of the job search process, with several unsuccessful interviews behind me. After the MC, the hiring process became easier and I realized my mistakes. For the last 10 years, I have been sharpening my management skills, as well as deepening my knowledge of intellectual property law. I have developed a reputation for legal support of company projects.  In my current role, I’d say my greatest strength is connecting to people. When our clients or… Read more »

Mahdiye
Mahdiye
7 months ago

Your tutorials are excellent, I really enjoy viewing them.
I hope to see more videos from you.
Best regards

Alba Melgar
Alba Melgar
7 months ago

Hello Annemarie! < First of all: Many thanks for sharing with us your knowledge <3 > Here is my answer: Throughout my career, I have developed my passion for the customer services and sales fields. I like to interact with people, so, as a business executive, I found a way to help people grow their companies and do business simultaneously. Currently, I´m a Team Leader in a chain of fast-food restaurants in Stockholm, Sweden. My current functions have been important to me because they helped me to improve my soft skills: how to handle difficult clients, but also how to… Read more »

Akrivi
Akrivi
7 months ago

Hi Annemarie.
I am so I interested in your training videos.Your help is really valuable.
What you do for us the non-native English speakers, is a treasure!
I have already posted my aha moment about myself.
I hope I’ve done well my homework and gave good impression to my interviewers.
Best regards

Akrivi
Akrivi
7 months ago

As I entered this industry,I served my internship in aircrafts ground handling and started my career as a cabin crew member,then I became a travel consultant. During my 11yrs career as a Travel consultant I had to deal with different types of people daily. I’ve learned to stay focus and work hard to find solution that match their needs.Built my sales and negotiating skills while managing air tickets and a variety of bookings. As a result, I’ve accived to become a Corporate Travel consultant,organizing conferences and managing VIP& Business travels as I pay attention to details and give priority to… Read more »

Amna
Amna
7 months ago

Hi Annemarie, I have a zoom interview next week and I consider myself a lucky one to find your wonderful video in this time. Would you please give me your feedback about my answer to ” Tell me about yourself” Thanks in advanced. “As an administrator and support staff, I tend to focus on connecting to people to develop my customer service, paying attention to details and sharpening my skills. Throughout my 8 years of experience, I’ve developed a reputation for understanding what the students and the clients want and how I can play a vital role to enable them… Read more »

Lama
Lama
8 months ago

This was my first lesson in your course, it i found it very helpfull and i will complete the whole course, thank you. My answer will be “Currently I am home with my kids, but earlier I worked in a school as a receptionist It was a great experience to deal with different people daily and challenge myself to stay focused even when I have too many tasks to finish correctly. Now, I’m interested to work with you because i think it will be a great opportunity to enter the work market again and the right place to build my… Read more »

Javier
Javier
8 months ago

Hi Annemarie, Your video has been so helpful and I really thank you. This is my example: I’m an electrical engineer with a core background in IT Project management and a strong technical problem-solving ability. Over the past 3 years, I’ve been working as a Digital Health Manager, developing and deploying digital solutions for diabetes care and treatment. While I was performing this role, the company released a digital health platform that contained several IT projects where I was managing, leading the software team members, and creating IT business solutions. Currently, I’ve been looking for new challenges in all IT… Read more »

Mamphaphathi Molapo
Mamphaphathi Molapo
8 months ago

Hi Annemarie your video is perfect and it came at a perfect time when I am looking forward to an interview.

Monika
Monika
8 months ago

First of all, thank you for this class. Here is my answer. Currently, I am at home with my younger son, but earlier I was the institutional coordinator of Erasmus+ and CEEPUS programmes at this university. Since I entered this position, I was responsible for management of these programmes from the application until the final report. The measurable result of my efforts was that in my first year the university reached 74% in the new Erasmus+ evaluation system, and the next year this was 82%. Meanwhile I collaborated with two professors to accomplish new CEEPUS Networks leading this university. There… Read more »

Candido
9 months ago

Hello there annemarie excelent your video want speak with confident

Nohemí
Nohemí
9 months ago
Thank you for sharing this in such an excellent way! You inspire!
Mohammed Raafat
Mohammed Raafat
9 months ago

Thank You very much for your great and clear information.

Cristiane Zaninelli
Cristiane Zaninelli
10 months ago

Hello, Annemarie. Here’s my answer to the question “TEll me about yourself”, following the Past, Present, Future formula. I’d love to hear your feedback: I’m a Brazilian English teacher who focuses on helping students to improve their communication skills. I love seeing my students getting more confident about their English and achieving their goals. I’ve taught English for over six years and I’ve been running my own business as an online and private teacher. I’ve taught more than 150 students all over Brazil and in other countries, as Portugal and the U.S. I’m passionate about helping students succeed, which is… Read more »

Evgeniya
Evgeniya
10 months ago

I’d like to thank you, Annemarie, for such a great opportunity. I have seen myself through the eyes of a recruiter and understood all my mistakes. This request – “Tell me about yourself” – I always found it so annoying and really didn’t understand what to say… Now, thanks your master-class, I see the opportunity in it.
Thank you ones again for your help! Wish you all the best!

Erinç
Erinç
11 months ago

Hi Annemarie, your explanations are very clear and useful ! I am happy to meet you.:) I would like to continue my career in Europe; I have been checking the jobs but couldn’t apply for any because I don’t feel confident enough. I want to practice first, then I will evaluate suitable options. I will share my example with you but I am worry about “my present part”. I am not working at the moment; I was laid off around two years ago and I want to start working now. I don’t want this situation to be seen like disadvantage.… Read more »

Samira
Samira
11 months ago

Hi Annemarie, thank you for the great presentation.
Here is my response; Over the past 10 years of Accounts and admin officer i built up strong skills ,qualities and experiences in variety of different situations that’s mean I always perform my duties differently. In my previous role i enjoyed collaborating with other accountancy member and bookkeepers to ensure accounts are completed and submitted on time. I am interested in this position because i will be able to use the skills and experience that i already have and i will be encouraged to continually improve and develop.

Lauren
Lauren
11 months ago

Hi Annemarie, here’s my response and wondering if this might be too short: I have over 10 years of administrative experience where I’ve had the opportunity to gain a varied skill set. During this time, I’ve noticed I’m most engaged when I’m doing tasks of a meticulous nature – like file auditing, compiling reports, and writing procedures. Which is probably why I decided to go into web development as my most recent experience. I’ve essentially worked though a queue doing hundreds of web edits and build-outs on websites. Now I’m looking to use my strength as an extremely detail-oriented person… Read more »

Karina
Karina
11 months ago

Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge. This is my answer: I’m interested in this position because I’m a very organized person who enjoys solving problems and helping others, with the capacity to do many things simultaneously and improve or optimize processes. I’ve been getting skills even not related to my job positions through the past fifteen years. That is because I’m a proactive person looking to stay one step ahead. For instance, in my work at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, I did my best not only as a Coordinator but as a Personal Assistant. There, I… Read more »

Laura
Laura
11 months ago

Hi Annemarie, I enjoyed your masterclass a lot and it was super helpful to create my answer. Here it goes… I have taught at different levels for the last 10 years, from courses and workshops to teaching in college. In my home country Venezuela, I instructed theater workshops for low-income communities to encourage them to develop essential soft skills such as communication, confidence, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness. My most recent experience as an educator was teaching online students of all ages from several countries in Latin America. I’m passionate about inspiring people to achieve their goals and that’s why I… Read more »

mine kirlioglu
mine kirlioglu
11 months ago

Hello Annemarie, thank you for so much information! I’m learning from you all the time and I just love it! This is my “tell me about yourself” Over the 20 years, I’ve been developing my analytical thinking skills while working in international companies. It’s taught me how to efficiently plan and organize my own work to meet business goals. In my current role, I am responsible for Financial planning and analysis for Mall Management. I collaborate within the company’s finance organization, which provides senior management with a forecast of the company’s profit and loss and operating performance for the upcoming… Read more »

Agatha
Agatha
1 year ago

AnnMarie, thank for giving me a helping hand with the interview lesson. I’m having my interview in April and for sure, I will prepare myself for the interview using your advices/tips. 💓
I would also like to say that it is very pleasant to hear you speaking. I can understand everything you say.
Hugs and kisses from Poland 😘

Yamini
Yamini
1 year ago

Hello Anne, I’m glad to watch your sessions, Certainly you are “the best teacher”. Nowadays, I’m started watching more and more native speakers videos to get fluent in English. I have spent these many years without a well practicing and even now I’m not practicing at all but listening all the expert videos. My wish is I want to be fluent in English and wanted to communicate as a native speaker. Your teaching methodology is sensational and you are my role model :). “Tell me about yourself” This video really helps me to deliver myself clearly to the interviewers in… Read more »

Shorena
Shorena
1 year ago

Hi Annamarie! I’m very pleased to find your lessons. As a teacher and as a mother of 7 (seven🙂) children without much study-time, your videos helps me to improve my english and to be confident….
Thank you!

Zahra
Zahra
1 year ago

Hi there , this is Zahra ( in English it means rose) from Egypt, a teacher of English. Yesterday, I was surfing YouTube about future tense , then I came across a video by Annmarie, oh Mam! You have such a captivating speech style😍😍. Believe it or not , by the end of the day, I got a phone call for an interview, which is after 10 hours from now, as usual I was nervous and I told myself I’ll be rejected, so I’ll keep my focus on studying grammar and opened your YouTube channel to find your videos about… Read more »

Barbara
Barbara
1 year ago

Hello Annemarie, congrats, your content is amazing! Below my answer, actually I have an interview this friday: Over the past six years I’ve been working in fleet management. I started as an analyst and I got two promotions, so I have full knowledge of all steps of the process. In my current position , my main responsibility is to guide the team to offer a great service to our internal customers by solving problems and improving processes. My greatest qualities are a very clear communication and a great ability to build a powerful network. For example, a colleague who have… Read more »

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