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Interview coaching service in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

For Individuals | One-on-One Coaching

Interview Skills

Job interviews aren't fun. We understand that. However, help is here. Book a one-on-one interview coaching session with an expert coach in Canberra to learn the skills you need to interview with style and finesse and by knowing what to say and how to say it right.

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Professional Job Interview Coaching in Canberra

Learn how to promote yourself and make a strong impression

Female job seeker in Canberra worried about their job interview

It can be frustrating when employers don't provide any feedback. You'll never know where you may be going wrong or what you could be saying better without that valuable feedback. That's why we provide interview coaching.

Most employers don't give proper feedback. 

Woman in Canberra feeling more confident about her job interview

We can provide you with customised, one-on-one coaching in Canberra tailored to your needs to help demystify the interview process, regardless of your industry, level, or role. 


We can teach you how to respond better to standard, commonly-asked, behavioural and job-specific interview questions with ease, tactfulness, and confidence. 

We will give you the right feedback and guidance on the way you interview.

We coach everyone from Archeobotanists to Data Analysts





Receive the right feedback and guidance on the way you interview.

Through one-on-one coaching with an experienced interview coach, you will receive guidance and mentorship to help you refine your interview style and finesse. Your coach will tailor the session for you based on your concerns and needs.


The session will involve a mock interview scenario. Your coach will go through standard questions as well as behavioural questions. They will also address some of the role requirements with you.


Learn to clearly articulate your skills, strengths and why you would make a valuable fit for their team.

"It is good to have at least 2 or 3 examples prepared that you can think of which demonstrate 3 of the requirements for what makes a suitable candidate"*

Source:, July 2016



"When talking about your strengths, back yourself up with examples and prove to the interviewer you have demonstrated in past roles application of your strengths"*

Source:, July 2016




Book an hour or hour and a half online coaching session 

Tailored for you

Contact us today to book an hour or hour and a half coaching session on a day and time that suits you.


We will help you sharpen your interview technique to help you impress the employer and handle any tough questions.


The coaching session will be customised and individualised to your needs.

Person recieving interview coaching in Canberra

"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 people are saying

"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!"

Conquer the interview with bespoke coaching

What you'll learn

Mock interview preparation during each session

Advice on answering commonly-asked questions

Some of the commonly-asked questions we can go through include:

  • 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.

Guidance on answering behavioural questions

A sample of the behavioural questions we can cover include:


  • Tell me about a time when you had to deliver results in the face of significant challenges.

  • Tell me about a time when you demonstrated initiative.

  • Tell me about a time when you had to demonstrate adaptability.

  • What has been the most stressful situation you have ever found yourself in at work? How did you handle it?

  • When have you had to deal with an irate customer? What did you do? How did the situation end up?

  • Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision without all the information you needed. How did you handle it?

  • Tell me about a project you initiated. What did you do? Why? What was the outcome? Were you happy with the result?

  • Discuss a time when your integrity was challenged. How did you handle it?

  • Describe a situation that required you to do a number of things at the same time. How did you handle it? What was the result?

  • Describe a situation where others you were working with on a project disagreed with your ideas. What did you do?

  • Tell me about a particular work-related setback you have faced. How did you deal with it?

Techniques on answering role-specific questions

Building interview capability

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.

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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Meet your interview coach

Canberra Interview and Career Coach

Matthew Coppola

Interview Coach

Matthew Coppola is a certified Esher House Job Coach, employment specialist, and careers expert with over a decade of experience in employment services and recruitment.

His media appearances include being interviewed by 612 ABC Radio Drive, The West Australian, and the Adelaide Advertiser.


Matthew has many years of experience working with clients from all sorts of professions, from IT to finance, education to health care, 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 by helping them sell and market themselves in an interview.

Matthew has considerable expertise in teaching people how to respond to commonly-asked interview questions and behavioural questions using the STAR method.

He can work with clients across a range of fields including:

- Accounting

- Administration

- Finance

- Information Technology

- Mining and Resources

- CEO and General Management

- Community Services

- Public Service/Government

- Consulting

- Construction

- Engineering and Sciences

John Coppola | Canberra Interview Coach

John Coppola

Interview Coach

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:

- Accounting

- Administration

- Finance

- Information Technology

- Mining and Resources

- CEO and General Management

- Community Services

- Public Service/Government

- Consulting

- Construction

- Engineering and Sciences

Ready to get started?

Step 1.

Call or email us to let us know about yourself and to advise us of a time/day that is convenient for you. 

Person receiving interview coaching in Canberra

Step 2.

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.

Learning commonly asked interview questions in Canberra

Step 3.

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. 

Teaching behavioural based interview questions in Canberra
Sydney, NSW interview skills coaching for all professions and industries

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$230.00* 1 Hour 

$300.00* 1.5 Hour

Contact us today to book an interview coaching session one-on-one with an experienced coach.

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