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Testimonials | Candorful

Testimonials

What People Are Saying About Candorful

“Candorful is a game changer. They provide veterans with a three series interview preparation package. They use the repetition method with immediate verbal feedback at the end of each session. They provide written feedback within the hour to help prepare for follow-on interviews. I cannot say enough about my experience with (Candorful) as well as their whole team. I suggest this for any transitioning veteran. Did I mention that I had a former McKinsey recruiter give me a mock interview? This will be a disruptor in the career space.”

Clifton C.

Specialized Program Manager-Soldier for Life Program, Operations Manager

Exceeding Expectations! 🚀
Just had to share my experience with Candorful – an incredible resource for veterans and military spouses who are transitioning into the civilian workforce. Their mock interview program not only prepares you to make a stellar first impression but also equips you with the confidence to ace interviews and land the job you are aiming for. It’s a game-changer, and I can’t recommend it enough to everyone in the military community. 🎯

Azaria W.

Military Spouse

“I had not interviewed for close to a decade when I transitioned out of the military. Candorful allowed me to get hands on experience with coaches that were at the companies I wanted to work for. I can’t overstate the importance this played in my transition. I was able to refine my interviewing skill while building confidence. Their structured format, and development focused environment, allowed me to pinpoint my focus areas before heading into my real interviews. After landing a great job, I knew I wanted to give back to other veterans making their transition out of the military. When I was given the opportunity to become a coach for Candorful, I jumped on it. Helping veterans is something I am passionate about, and Candorful gives me the opportunity to teach an essential skill and make a meaningful impact in the lives of veterans. The work Candorful is doing is essential, and the structure and depth they are operating with is unmatched by any other programs I know of available to transitioning veterans.”

Senior Site Safety Manager, Amazon
Candorful Military Job Candidate 2021 AND Candorful Coach 2022

Erik H.

Former Helicopter Pilot, US Army

“My experience with the Candorful team was remarkable. Each interview dynamically built upon the last, and taught me new lessons and teachable points. With what I learned from each one, and the overall themes collected throughout the whole experience, I am confident that I will be ready to land my ideal job”

Andrew W.

Product Release/Business Dev Consultant, Transition Tactics

“Friday I completed the last of the three mock interviews with Candorful.  This was an outstanding experience, to say the least. I was provided honest & candid feedback from all three interviewers that will make me better and assist me in being successful at a job interview. If you have not signed up yet I would highly encourage you to do so, it can only help you better prepare for future job interviews.  I know I have said it before but I’ll say it again. A huge thank you goes out to Peter Sukits for putting the idea of Candorful into action and to Pat Hubbell, Mike and Erik for taking their valuable time to do the mock interviews with me.”

Chad Aldridge

US Army Criminal Investigation Command

The concept is absolutely brilliant. As technology moves forward and employers develop the ability to reach across the globe for talent, interviewing skills in front of a camera become more and more important. Those who really take advantage of this experience have a lot to gain.

Dan Maher

Captain, former US Army, UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot, Columbia MBA '16, Maryland Dental Student

I finally landed a position with (top consulting firm), Malaysia and I would like to thank you for your generosity in including me in your mock interviews. They are extremely helpful, and I am grateful that I have met you and other amazing folks (interviewers) along the way.

Mandy

MIT '13, MBB Consulting Firm

Thank you so much for your time, feedback, and constructive criticism. This program is outstanding and I am so glad you are helping veterans with this…..Flying out to Salt Lake City today for an interview tomorrow. I definitely feel confident and ready for the interview, thanks again! I’ll let you know how it goes.

Brandon M.

Director, Supply Chain, US Army

“I cannot thank the Candorful Team for helping me prepare for internship interviews with several different companies. Going through the process and getting different perspectives from each interviewer were essential. The sessions were intense and the feedback that was given helped me to get better. I am very thankful for yourself, Peter S., Mark B., and Stephen R. and all you do to assist transitioning Veterans. The (internship search) process is going great! I have 3 offers for the fellowship with two of them being my top choices.”

Sidney

Operations Manager - US Air Force

“I’ve been screaming from the mountain tops about the awesomeness of you and the other coaches I got to engage with from the Candorful team at my Four Block sessions, LOL. My coaches let me know that I’ve hit the ground at Mock 7 compared to my fellow classmates and they are super excited I was already knocking week 8-10 while we were only week 1-3 of the program ;).

On a side note, I used everything you suggested and the other coaches during my 2nd interview with Amazon for the Military Pathways Program, which is a fast track program to become a corporate supervisor at the end of 5 years. I got the message yesterday that I’m moving onto the 3rd interview on 15MAR23 that will be the final panel to decide if I get picked up or not.

Super excited!!!!!!”

Ryan C.

Former US Army Company Commander

…As I prepare to transition, I often reflect on the challenges we have faced as a military family, and the challenges I have personally faced during my career.  Unfortunately, I never completed my bachelor’s degree because I spent my whole career putting the needs of others before my own.  If I could go back, I would still not change a thing.  I love to care for, help and serve my Marines, Sailors, and their families.  I believe that people are our most important asset.  My passion is to help people realize their potential.  My purpose is to help organizations take care of their most important asset – their people.

I have found my transition to be extremely difficult.  Most Fortune 500 companies do not have Military Talent Managers and the companies that do, understaff the position.  To add to that, most of those companies do not understand what service members bring to their organizations.  In the 1980s around 60 percent of all Fortune 500 CEOs had military experience.  But in recent years, only 8 percent do.

This is where Candorful comes into my journey.  They provided me with much more than just a realistic interview experience.  They listened to me!  They listened to my journey!  They listened to my transition challenges!  Most importantly, we collectively made sense of my military experience as a Battalion Sergeant Major in the United States Marine Corps!  The results were interviews with PwC, USAA, Liberty Mutual, Sherwin Williams, CVS, Zymeworks, Slalom and Fikes.

My family and I will forever be grateful for what Candorful has done for us.

Recent Candorful Alum & Dad & Husband
Currently: Manager, Human Resources Business Partner – CVS Health

Alfonso R.

Sergeant Major, USMC

I conducted my first mock interview with Michael S who volunteers his time with Candorful. Michael provide me some excellent feedback from our session. All I can say is it was an awesome experience. It really assisted me in understanding the interview process and making me feel more comfortable talking about myself and what I could bring to an organization. I have two more mock interviews and I am really looking forward to them. Thank you Clifton Cooper for bringing this excellent resource to light and thank you Pat Hubbell for assisting veterans in our journey to the civilian side.

Chad Aldridge

US Army Criminal Investigation Command

I had a fantastic week of interview practice with #Candorful members Pat Hubbell, Justin and Erik. Thank you all so much for offering this free service for veterans. I really learned a lot!”

Armand Courtemanche

Command Transformation Personnel Analyst, US Air Force

I finished up my 3rd practice interview with Candorful this morning.  I highly recommend using this service to improve your interview techniques and build confidence. Pat, Kim and Mike did an outstanding job.

Dustin Klingenberg

Small Un-Manned Aerial System Program Manager, US Army Special Forces (Airborne)

Transitioning? Don’t neglect to prepare for one of the biggest steps in the process- the interview! Contact the great folks at Candorful and get the help/preparation you need!

Matt McCaslin,

Strategy Consultant & HR Professional US Army

*”With the interview process being so different for company to company, I found that the assistance I got from Candorful really provided me a well-rounded look into what I might see. The multiple interviewers and perspectives really helped prepare me for anything I could possibly see and then some when it came to my job interviews!

Gabe D.

URI '16, Electric Boat/General Dynamics Engineer

“Today I had my second of three practice interviews with Candorful. What a great opportunity provided by Pat Hubbell and team with free interview preparation. I can’t thank her and the team enough! The process of joining Candorful and setting up interviews was super easy and Pat worked with me to get the practice interviews done quickly The interviews themselves so far have been professional and extremely realistic as if you’re applying for the job. This only helps to work out the nerves and rehearse answers prior to the real thing. Not only that, you get instant feedback and constructive criticism from your interviewers, which 9/10 times you won’t get from a real job interview, and this only helps make you better for your next real job interview Please check them out if you haven’t already!”

Brandon M.

Director, Supply Chain - US Army

“When I separated from the military, I knew that I needed to prepare for a different culture of resumes and interviews. My military transition counselor recommended Candorful as a cost-effective way to build my confidence and refine my experiences to succeed in the civilian marketplace. Initially, I struggled to put my military career into words and contexts that resonated with my civilian peers. I worried that I would not do well in my interviews or that my resume would be incomprehensible even though I was the right person for the job. I signed up for my first Candorful interview with a volunteer mentor from a different industry than what I was interested in. In just 30 minutes, he reassured me that my military experience can be translated well and that he would help me with both the resume and the interview. He created a mini schedule for me to practice my interviews and develop my resume. We also covered common mistakes that Veterans made and tools to avoid them. I was so empowered that I quickly signed up for the next available session with Candorful. In total, I received four different interviews from four different mentors. They all helped me build my confidence and show my experience. They all tailored their support and guidance to my needs and my career aspirations. I walked into my interviews for a fellowship placement, and I emerged with three offers! I am so grateful to the four mentors I had and to Candorful for connecting me with the right people to help me reach my professional goals”

Jenson C.

USAF Flight Commander, Mission Support Engineers

“I read about it, I talked about it, I even watched some video clips that had good tips on it. My confidence was still lacking as the interview loomed closer. There are just some things you need to do in person to get the experience needed for the level of confidence it takes to get the job you want. And I didn’t have it.

As a transitioning senior military officer, I know the TAP program prepared me for a lot of things. There are a lot of organizations that help veterans and I gratefully used several of them. There are none like Candorful and they are filling a gap the in the jobseekers preparation that is being missed everywhere else.

I finally landed the interview for the job I really wanted. As much as I had read about interviewing, I had not done it in over 20 years and other than a few slides, it wasn’t covered in TAPs. I contacted Candorful and they immediately set me up in their unique and amazing interview coaching program.

The three professional video interviews were exactly what I needed. I received immediate verbal feedback followed up within an hour by written feedback. I was able to compare my progress as I advanced to each interview. This allowed me to see areas that I needed to work on and areas that I had improved.

*I got the job! I walked into the interview very confident and well prepared. I can’t thank Candorful enough for their expert coaching and the great service they provide!”

Matt McC.

US Army

Linkedin Post from Matt Rosenbaugh, Linkedin Influencer

Transitioning Veteran Team: I had some questions over the last couple days about mock interviews and wanted to share a great free resource.

The Candorful connects transitioning military veterans with qualified interviewers for practice job interviews. While this something essential to anyone’s transition, it is extremely important for Veterans, who may have never interviewed during their careers.

What I love about this service is that they focus on several specific goals and outcomes:

Practice: They conduct multiple realistic, live practice interviews to help build comfort and confidence in the interview experience.

Realism: They conduct live video in a one-on-one setting with experienced interviewers, creating a realistic interview environment to help you become familiar with the interview experience.

Feedback: Each interview session culminates with a personal feedback session. Mentors will tell you where your strength spikes are and where you have areas to practice and grow.

I cannot stress enough how important interview practice is in finding and securing your dream job. Use this as a way to not only increase your skills, but gain confidence for the big day.”

Matt Rosenbaugh

Ohio State Military Science Asst Professor, Chief Veteran Connector-Big Voice Radio, former Helicopter Instructor Pilot, US Army

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