Interview Skills Coaching | Darwin

Interview Skills Coaching in Darwin

It's all in the confidence.


Do you need help in answering difficult interview questions? Do you find it a struggle in selling yourself to the employer and clearly articulating your skills, strengths and why you would make a valuable fit for their team? We can teach you techniques on how to promote yourself better and answer correctly the potential questions asked of you. 

"If you don't understand the question being asked of you, don't be afraid to ask them to clarify the question"*

Source:, July 2016



"If you don't know something, avoid making up an answer, but rather tell the truth and what understanding or similar knowledge you do have"*

Source:, July 2016




Do you have a job interview coming up or are in the process of applying for jobs? Are you feeling nervous and unsure of yourself in the way you will perform and assert yourself when in front of an interviewer or a panel of interviewers?


We provide a one on one interview coaching and training service here in Darwin via Skype. Our sessions are with an experienced and qualified Employment Specialist and are designed to help you gain the confidence needed to perform well at job interviews and be able to handle difficult questions. We will also assist you with the skills to be able to present yourself in a professional and confident manner.


Our support and guidance will be tailored and specific to your needs and the kind of role or industry that you are being interviewed for. Our individual coaching sessions generally go for 1 hour and 30 minutes, However we can extend this depending on your requirements. We also ask before hand for a copy of your CV as well as details on the position you are going for or the range of roles you are applying for. 



Every session that we conduct, either individually or in group sessions,

has a set structure attached to it, however this can be changed and

tailored to your needs.


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 interviewee/s

How to using probing techniques 

How to read and understand the interviewee/s body language

How to communicate well and present yourself professionally

How to manage your own body language.

Typical questions you might be asked and correct answers

Mock interview session and feedback provided 

Typical industry specific questions and scenarios 

How to deal with group interviews and set yourself a part 

Being able to think on your feet and answer a question without any hesitation and with confidence and assertiveness. Your goal is to make it visible to the employer that you are someone who will not only be good to work with, but is interested in their business, their vision, goals and has skills and experience that match exactly what the employer is looking for. Above all too you want the employer to recognise the value and return on investment to be realised if they hire you. 


Typical interview questions we will help you master include:


         Describing your strengths/weaknessess

          Explaining why you want to work for their company

         Describing your employment history in a nutshell

         Explaining why an employer should hire you over everyone else

         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




Matthew Coppola

Employment Specialist and Interview Skills Coach


Holding a graduate degree in Commerce, majoring in Economics at Curtin University, as well as a post graduate certificate in Career Education and Development at RMIT University, Matthew brings with him more than 6 years experience working in the fields of business development, marketing, soft-skills training and employment services industry. He has gained significant exposure in working with employers in sourcing staff as well as assisting jobseekers in promoting and marketing themselves to employers and securing sustainable employment outcomes. He is currently working in Disability Employment Services where he assists clients with mental health disabilities in finding and keeping satisfying and gainful employment and helping them overcome and work around barriers to employment. 


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 regularly writes new articles on a variety of employment related topics and posts these to his personal website blog 



With his considerable experience, Matthew is able to work with clients across a range of fields including:

- Accounting and Administration

- Finance / Real Estate

- Trades

- Information Technology / Mining and Resources

- CEO and General Management

- Community Services / Public Service / Government

- Consulting

- Construction / Engineering and Sciences

- Marketing / Sales / Business Development

Invited as a guest speaker on 30th May 2016 Drive Program.  

Previous clients


For individual one on one coaching, our fee is $220.00 (Incl. GST).

Please note that this service is delivered via Skype communication for clients residing in the Northern Territory and is not face to face.



"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. Kind regards, Sarah,"



"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!"


"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 in 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.  Thanks again! Kind regards, Sarah"


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 edit 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! 



Step 1.

Call or email us to let us know about yourself, your career goals and what specific assistance you would like. This will also be a chance for you to speak with your interview coach first. We will also provide you with a quote and work out a time/day that is convenient for you.

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 let us know about the company and the job you are being interviewed for.

Step 3.

We can conduct the session at your place of residence or at a local cafe.

Step 4.

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. Your coach will also teach you how to answer difficult questions, body language skills along with how to sell yourself to the employer in a succinct manner. 


Get in contact with us today.


Please feel free to submit a contact request via the contact link above and we will aim to get back to you within the hour.


Otherwise, for immediate and personal attention, please feel free to call Matthew or Alana on 0415 559 233 during business hours*. 


*If you are unable to get in contact with us immediately, please feel free to submit your details using the 'contact us' form and we will get in contact with you as soon as possible. Alternatively you can email us at: info(at) and we will get back to you as soon as possible.