ONE-TO-ONE INTERVIEW SKILLS COACHING
Do you feel nervous at interviews Are you struggling to make sense of the competency- based approach? Are you applying for a post you cannot afford to lose?
We offer a fully personalised interview coaching service and guarantee you will improve your interview techniques in a short period of time.
|"A brilliant interview skills session which gave me the confidence to succeed at 3 interviews the following week."
What does a one-to-one interview skills session involve?
Our one-to-one interview coaching sessions are conducted either by telephone or webcam. They last 2 hours and can be entirely tailored to your needs, whether you want to practise a wide range of interview questions or you want to focus on a particular areas, and whatever your industry. Our sessions cater for all types of interview, including competency-based interviews, stress interviews, and any other type.
During those two hours, you will:
- Learn to structure and personalise answers to common interview questions
- Learn to deal with a wide range of competency-based interview questions
- Acquire techniques designed to optimise your score in competency-based interviews
- Learn to ensure that all you add value through all your interview answers
- Work on dozens of questions related to your industry and level of responsibility
- Undergo plenty of practice, including a mock interview
- Receive personal feedback and discuss constructive approaches to improve your performance
- Address issues relating to your CV, body language and common interview pitfalls
How does it work?
A typical session would take place as follows:
Before the session
Once you have made you booking, we will contact you to ask you to email us relevant documents such as your CV or application form, as well as any job description and person specification you may have been sent (if you have a specific job in mind). This will enable the trainer to prepare for the session well in advance and tailor it to your requirements. We will also give you the trainer's contact details so that you can get in touch with them to discuss any issues before the session.
During the session
Each session is different as it is tailored to the candidate's specific needs; however a typical sessions will run as follows:
- 5 minutes: Discussion of prior experience, concerns, expectations about the interview process, agenda for the session
- 10 minutes: Mock interview. This will be used to assess your current technique and identify areas on which the session should focus
- 45 minutes: Work on key interview techniques to address
weaker areas and introduction of key frameworks to bring structure,
personalisation and confidence into the answers.
- 50 minutes: Further practice, including mini mock interviews.
- 10 minutes: Q&A session, body language and other issues.
After the session
If, after the session, you need advice on specific points, we remain at your disposal through our post-course support service, which allows you to contact us at all times with your queries.
"I saw a massive improvement in my interview skills straight away and was successful at a difficult competency-based interview 2 days later"
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How is the service provided and how much does it cost?
The service is provided by telephone or webcam (Skype) at different times of the day, 6 days a week. That means that you can have morning, afternoon or evening slots throughout the week at whatever time suits your personal circumstances. The full list of currently available slots is available in the booking form at the bottom of this page.
The fee for a two-hour session is £159 for all industries and grades, with the exception of medicine. Most clients only require one session to succeed at their next interview; however should you wish to book more than one session, you will benefit from a 10% discount on all future bookings.
100% of our clients have said that they have experienced a significant increase in their confidence level and their ability to perform well on the day.
Who are the trainers?
Our interview techniques trainers come from a wide range of sectors of the industry and have many years' experience of coaching candidates the techniques needed at all levels of interviews from graduates to senior management. So whether you are applying for a post in finance, teaching, law or other sectors, whether you are applying for a junior, middle-management or senior management, we will find the best trainer to help you improve your interview skills. Our key trainers include:
Julia has 10 years’ experience in Recruitment, HR & Training with a strong bias towards interview coaching and training, and with a specialist interest in competency-based interviews. She has worked with a wide range of clients as an interview coach, equipping individuals with the interview skills and techniques they needed to excel at interviews. She has also designed and delivered courses specifically tailored for hiring managers and HR staff within the private and not-for-profit sectors, including organisations such as Network Rail, South West trains, BT, HSBC and Barclays. Julia is passionate about developing and supporting clients to achieve their full potential and gain their desired job. Her style is informal, yet engaging, so that her clients can relax and feel comfortable, but still stay focused on learning skills and techniques that can be used for an immediate impact. She is a qualified trainer, Stress Management practitioner, counsellor and teacher of adult education courses."
Olivier has over 20 years' experience in business and recruitment, and is experienced in coaching candidates for interviews at all levels from graduate to senior executives. Over the years, he has developed key coaching techniques and a no-nonsense approach which have been successful in helping candidates gain the key techniques and the personal confidence they require to succeed. As well as personal coaching Olivier has delivered courses for major organisations such as Natwest Bank, Scottish Water, the Ministry of Justice and numerous councils.
What our clients say
Over 80% of our clients come from personal recommendation and 98% of our clients would recommend us to their friends. Here are a few examples of the feedback that we have been receiving:
"An excellent opportunity to test my interview skills. Thank you for the excellent feedback and helping me construct more personal answers. I got the job and excellent comments from the interview panel. They thought I was outstanding."
Sue, Senior Purchasing Manager, Top100 company
"Very honest no non-sense approach which helped me achieve excellent results. Olivier's knowledge of the industry proved invaluable. I had never been able to discuss my leadership skills before I came to see you and the session really helped me clarify my thoughts about what I had to offer and how I could explain this to an employer without sounding corny and rehearsed."
Alan, Senior Auditor, Top 4 accountancy firm
"I never thought that one 2-hour interview coaching session would do the trick! I was amazed. Having failed 9 times previously to get a job, I got one within 2 weeks of seeing your trainer. Your approach, style and techniques really gave me the confidence I needed and, for once, I felt at ease talking about myself. I feel I have now become a bit of an expert on competency-based interviews and I shall certainly recommend you to other colleagues."
Chris, Estate Manager for a well-know charity
"The session really opened my eyes to my previous mistakes. Getting the structure right and discussing the various examples that I could use to back up my statements was invaluable. Thank you for being tough with me during the mock interview. It made all the difference."
Sanjeev, Finance Manager, Top 250 company
"It is astonishing to see how much one can learn in so little time. I realise now where I went wrong in my previous interviews and thinking about it, I am not surprised that I never got the jobs that I really wanted. Thanks to your patience in helping me analyse my strengths and weaknesses, I went to my next interview fully confident and aware of what they were looking for. I translated that new-found confidence into a job offer."
Christina, Marketing manager for a medium size company
"Thank you for opening my eyes to the secrets of competency interviews. This was instrumental in my getting a job as a graduate entrant in my field of interest. Working through my work experience and skills with you was key to my success. Thank you also for being so honest in your feedback. I really needed to be told frankly what was wrong with my technique."
Warren, Graduate trainee for a big energy company
"Thanks for your time and the personalised feedback, I was able to refine my answers and make a strong impact at my interview, which took place 3 days after the interview skills coaching session. The session really helped me focus on the areas on which I most needed to prepare and I feel that it made an enormous difference."
Angie, PA to a company director & sales manager
Booking a session
To book a interview coaching session, simply select a date and time below and proceed to the payment page. Once your booking has been received, you will be sent instructions to send us relevant documents so that we can prepare for the session. You will also be given your trainer's personal contact details so that you can discuss your session ahead.