For Individuals | One-on-One Coaching
Do you struggle to find the right words to say in a job interview? Do you want to learn how to promote yourself to an employer and better articulate your skills and experience? Then, sharpen your interview technique by receiving professional interview coaching and training from our team of expert interview coaches.
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For many, being interviewed for a position is really nerve-racking. Not knowing what is going to be asked, what the employer thinks about your responses and whether or not you will get the job.
That's where we come in.
Your interview coach will take the time to personalise the coaching session for you. Through a mock interview session, you can learn practical techniques on how to promote yourself better and answer correctly questions that may be asked of you. Understand about what you have to offer and how that fits in with the role.
Your coach will talk you through how to respond to typical standard questions as well as behavioural based questions and those questions based on the selection criteria.
Learn to clearly articulate your skills, strengths and why you would make a valuable fit for their team.
Hey Matthew, I went for my second interview in February, using all the interview techniques that you've suggested and got the position! Thank you again for helping me on such short notice and giving me pointers. I'll definitely recommend you to others who needs a mock interview and will definitely see you again if I need one next time.
What you'll learn.
Each session runs for 1.5hrs. It will be personalised for your needs, building upon your strengths and
helping to improve on where you may fall short.
You will receive coaching from an experienced and qualified employment specialist who will help guide you in responding to both standard and behavioural type questions such as:
Tell me a little about yourself.
What made you apply for the role?
Why should we hire you?
What are your strengths?
Do you have any questions for us?
What can you bring to our organisation?
What are your biggest weaknesses?
Out of all the other candidates, why should we hire you?
What do you consider to be your biggest professional achievement?
Why do you want this job?
Tell me about the toughest decision you had to make recently?
What kind of accomplishments are you most proud of?
Tell me about a time you disagreed with a decision. What did you do?
Tell me how you think other people would describe you.
What do you plan to do if...?
Tell me about a time when you handled a challenging situation.
Tell me when you made a mistake and how you handled it.
Please note that we will need a copy of your CV, details on the position and any concerns that you may have that you would like addressed in the session.
Tailored for you.
We'll equip you with the skills to be better able to think on your feet and answer a question without too much hesitation and with confidence and assertiveness.
Generally speaking, we cover the following skills:
How to effectively make use of questioning techniques.
How to start and end an interview.
How to compose yourself when asked difficult questions.
Ways you can build rapport with the interviewer.
How to using probing techniques.
How to read and understand their body language.
How to present yourself professionally.
How to manage your own body language.
How to deal with group interviews and set yourself apart.
Discussing and negotiating salary.
Explaining gaps in employment.
What to say when you don't know something they ask.
What to say when they ask why you are leaving your last job.
Who can coach you.
Invited as a guest speaker on 30th May 2016 Drive Program.
Matthew Coppola is a highly experienced and knowledgeable career development and employment professional.
With his background in recruitment, training employment services and disability employment, Matthew brings with him many years of experience working with clients from all sorts of professions, from IT to finance, education to health care, as well as construction, warehousing, finance, engineering, sales, marketing and government.
He has helped hundreds of job seekers secure employment by training and coaching them in the art of being interviewed and giving the interviewer a positive and lasting impression.
He knows how to sell and market a job seeker to an employer and he imparts this knowledge to his clients in helping them sell and market themselves in an interview.
Matthew has considerable expertise in teaching people how to respond to commonly-asked interview questions as well as behavioural questions using the STAR method.
Matthew regularly writes new articles on a variety of employment-related topics and posts these to his personal website blog matthewcoppola.com.
"Hey Matt, thank you so much for helping me the past two days. I really appreciate it. I've learnt so much over the past two days and I can't thank you enough. I'll let you know how I go tomorrow. Thanks again."
Daniel, Australian Public Service
"I had two interviews lined up before I met Matt. I was slightly nervous prior to these.
I met Matt and we went through a sample interview together. He gave me some really good feedback and tips to take into the interviews. I ended up getting offers from both companies!! Definitely worth the time. Thank you!"
"Before being called in for any more interviews, I knew I had to revamp both my CV and cover letter. I am so grateful to have carefully done the research for these types of services offered in Melbourne as not only did Matthew edited both documents however he even did research on what my ideal prospective employer is looking for and added and edited accordingly.
What an effort that would've been however still did this as part of the service he offered.
I then decided to purchase an interview training session with him where he determined what areas I am weak in and from there he taught me how to structure a professional yet honest answer. Besides answers, he goes through body language tips and how to carefully express certain emotions during the interview.
Shortly after I got called in for a job interview and got the job the very next day! Matthew, I will 100% recommend you to all of my friends and family - thanks again!"
John Coppola is an Engineering and IT professional with over 30 years of experience.
John has had an extensive career in the IT industry in which he has held a variety of technical and leadership roles for a number of major IT companies in Perth, where he has led large multi-disciplinary teams. Staff that he has mentored, guided and supervised range from project managers right through to software engineers.
John has worked in software and hardware development. He has managed multi-million dollar bespoke projects for both government and private organisations and has worked extensively in the mining industry.
He has held many senior roles and recruited many staff
during his career. He has also managed and mentored many teams and colleagues and is therefore well qualified to provide coaching advice for interview skills.
He understands how an interviewee needs to clearly express themselves to the interviewer in answering both technical and behavioural questions as well as in actually selling themselves for the position.
With his considerable experience in holding senior leadership and management positions, John is able to work with clients across a range of fields including:
- Information Technology
- Mining and Resources
- CEO and General Management
- Community Services
- Public Service/Government
- Engineering and Sciences
I would just like to provide you with some feedback on the interview coaching session I had with John.
I thought it was practical and useful, particularly for someone like me who is quite introverted and struggles in an interview setting.
I received lots of good tips, things that I had not considered before. And I am sure that having this session helped me in the interview I had the following week, as I have been offered the job!
Thank you so much for all your help and to John for sharing his knowledge with me."
Call or email us to let us know about yourself and to advise us of a time/day that is convenient for you.
Send us your current CV along with links to jobs that you are interested in applying for, or if you have an interview coming up, please send us details of the role.
During the session, we will do one to two mock interviews or as many as time permits. Throughout the session, you will be provided with feedback and critique on how you are performing during the mock interview/s.
Deciding whether to book a 60 minute or 90 minute coaching session?
When booking an interview coaching session, you have the choice between a one-hour session and an hour and a half session. Here are the main differences:
Duration: A one-hour session lasts for 60 minutes, while an hour and a half session lasts for 90 minutes. The longer session allows for more in-depth discussions and practice.
Coverage: In a one-hour session, there is limited time to cover various aspects of interview preparation, such as behavioral and commonly asked questions, interview techniques, and managing nerves.
In an hour and a half session, there is more time to delve deeper into these topics. It enables a more comprehensive approach, including mock interviews, detailed feedback, and targeted practice for specific skills or scenarios.
Depth of Analysis: With the longer session, the coach can provide more detailed analysis of your interview performance, strengths, weaknesses, and personalized recommendations for improvement.
Practice Opportunities: The longer session allows for additional mock interview practice, giving you more chances to refine your answers, delivery, and receive constructive feedback.
Consider your specific needs and budget when choosing between the one-hour and hour and a half session. The longer session provides a more comprehensive experience with ample time for practice and analysis, while the one-hour option offers a focused approach.